Department Chair of Nursing (Director of Nursing) - Sign-on Bonus Available

Department Chair of Nursing (Director of Nursing) - Sign-on Bonus Available


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371

Job Location

Main Campus




Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Closes: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Target Start Date

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

• Hold a graduate degree in Nursing Education (MSN) from an accredited institution. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.

• Hold a current, unrestricted license (or multiple license privilege) as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
• A minimum of three to five years of full-time experience as a faculty member in a board-approved nursing program.
• A minimum of three to five years of experience in a Nursing Leadership role
• Previous experience with accreditation and program review
• Previous experience with grant administration or oversight
• Previous experience with curriculum design, and hybrid and multi-modality learning offerings
• Previous experience with program development and/or program expansion
• Background in relationship development with clinical and community partners
• Ability to establish and implement transformational goals
• Ability to lead multiple disciplines and programmatic offerings
• Be experientially qualified to lead the program to accomplish the mission, goals and expected program outcomes.
• Prior to or within the first three years of employment, have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation appropriate to assignment. (NOTE: Documentation criteria are per the North Carolina Board of Nursing).
• Maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility.
• Have current knowledge of nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.
• Experience with appropriate technology including Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software
• Ability to work in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Three (3) or more years teaching experience in an academic environment.
• Experience teaching hybrid, online, and/or multimodal courses
• Understanding of and commitment to the unique mission and vision of Forsyth Tech
• Demonstrated academic supervisory, leadership and/or project management experience
• Understanding of SACSCOC, assessment of student learning outcomes, and program level outcomes and program review

Position Description

Under the leadership and direction of the Divisional Dean and Vice President the following Essential Duties and Responsibilities will be assigned (other duties may be assigned):
Divisional Administration
• Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as approved by the Dean.
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing inclusive instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful and that maximize equitable student outcomes.
• Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content includes program, state, and SACSCOC-approved competencies.
• Assume responsibility for accurately maintaining all required college records, including attendance and grade reports.
• Consult with Program Coordinators/Lead Instructors and faculty regarding the selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
• Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
• Compile resources of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
• Maintain equipment, inventory, and facilities according to acceptable standards to assure the availability to faculty.
• Assess, prepare, and implement annual program goals in consultation with Program Coordinators and other departmental faculty for approval by the Dean.
• Manage course enrollment and make decisions regarding course caps and overriding filled courses.
• Hear informal student appeals and settle disputes between students and instructors.
• Assess and plan the departmental budget as part of the divisions budget proposal to the Vice President.
• Embrace Forsyth Tech’s mission, vision, equity statement, and core values.
• Direct the advisor-advisee program for students within the department.
Teaching and Learning
• Evaluate student performance using appropriate modalities.
• Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing assistant, associate degree, and practical nursing curricula
• Oversee, maintain, review, and update course descriptions, objectives, syllabi, and outlines for courses of instruction and develops new courses of study as necessary.
• Serve as an academic instructor according to the Forsyth Technical College Position Description for Full-Time Faculty Member for the portion of duties outside of administrative release time.
• Advise and mentor students towards the program completion.
• Enhance student academic success initiatives to improve completion, retention, and equity of success in instructional areas of the college.
• Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) and with the development of new courses in the area of expertise.
• Assist with the coordination of advising and registration procedures and processes.
• Participate in department, division, and college-wide advising activities.
• Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees
• Actively engage advising principles to support and follow up with students in the fulfillment of their educational and career goals.
• Incorporate inclusive content and work to eliminate discriminatory and exclusionary content from curriculum.
• Approve full and part-time teaching assignments and ensure equitable faculty workload in the Nursing department
Faculty Development
• Provide leadership of assigned team, lead efforts in recruitment, interviewing, and training employees, plan, assign, and direct departmental work.
• Recommend teaching assignments for approval by the Dean.
• Recruit credentialed and qualified full- and part-time faculty for teaching assignments.
• Orient new instructors to the job’s responsibilities and to the College’s operations and policies.
• Supervise and evaluate instructors as assigned by the Dean and makes recommendations regarding continuation or termination of employment.
• Assume responsibility for informing all program faculty about institutional policies.
• Recommend individuals to serve on curriculum advisory committee.
• Coordinate interdepartmental goals to ensure alignment with college goals and vision.
• Coach and provide ongoing performance feedback to employees, set realistic and measurable performance goals, and ensure employees have appropriate professional development opportunities.
• Effectively manage performance and assist employees to meet established College standards and expectations.
• Ensure that all personnel have adequate opportunities to participate in professional development activities and have the appropriate combination of degrees, certifications, and experience
Contributions to Community
• Serve on committees as required.
• Maintain contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
• Be alert to public relations opportunities and use these to promote the college and the department.
• Plan and conduct nursing advisory committee meetings.
• Provide administration with information for institutional publications.
• Responsible for working with the College’s Educational Partnerships team to recruit students into programs within the divisions.
Growth Mindset
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
• Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
• Read professional literature.
• Keep abreast of current technology relevant to instruction, advising, program area, and required institutional practices.
• Attend trainings, workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
• Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
• Participate in interviews and recommend employment of full and part-time faculty.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Divisional Dean.
• Lead, facilitate, and coordinate team and division meetings; organize committees; and utilize these functions to contribute to the success of Forsyth Tech.
• Give and receive constructive feedback in a manner that focuses on the situation and not on the individual(s).
Build a Culture of Belonging:
• At Forsyth Technical Community College, equity is grounded in a culture of belonging. We will intentionally design the college experience to ensure each learner has what they need to be successful.
• Demonstrated practice of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and among your team, as well as experience working in a diverse environment.
• Pursue continuous improvement in the areas of subject matter expertise; teaching and learning; the use of educational technology; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and other areas related to the strategic goals of the college.

Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309