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University of Rochester PhD Program Director - 232213 in Rochester, New York

PhD Program Director Job ID 232213

Location School of Nursing Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 SON Faculty/Education



The University of Rochester School of Nursing is seeking a full-time faculty associate professor or full professor (final rank and tenure eligibility commensurate with experience and established criteria for School of Nursing faculty) to serve as the PhD Program Director. Additionally, this faculty member will focus on conducting research, teaching and mentoring, and contributing to the leadership of the School.

The PhD Program Director is the academic administrative officer responsible for the PhD program in the School of Nursing. The Program Director ensures that the standards and policies of the University and the School of Nursing (as applicable) are met in the PhD program, and further, that the program achieves the highest standards for PhD education as outlined by national bodies in nursing and higher education: the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The program director is responsible for facilitating the planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the School of Nursing’s PhD in Nursing & Health Science program.

Organizational Relationships

The Director of the Nursing and Health Science PhD program works collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs in the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean for Research. The Director also works closely with the University of Rochester Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education to ensure compliance with university academic policies. As a member of the school of nursing’s Senior Academic Leadership Team, the PhD Program Director collaborates with other Program Directors to develop and implement strategic initiatives, coordinate course offerings, and facilitate efficient use of resources. Responsible for curricular oversight of the PhD program, the director leads the PhD curriculum subcommittee and guides curriculum development and curriculum revision in response to emerging national trends and student/faculty feedback. The director works collaboratively with the Assistant Dean for Education to identify annual faculty teaching assignments for PhD courses. The PhD Program Director collaborates with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, , and the Director of Student Affairs regarding PhD student recruitment, admissions, enrollment, program evaluation, student scholarships and financial aid, and with the Associate Dean for Research to coordinate and enhance research activities of doctoral students, including grant submissions and administration. The program director sits on the University’s Graduate Education Committee.


Senior faculty (associate and full professors) are expected to maintain a dyad with a focus on a combination of research, education or clinical practice. Senior faculty are expected to mentor early career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and pre-doctoral students and teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. All faculty members are expected to participate in and provide leadership in professional/college/university organizations.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates with the Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs, other administrators, and faculty in strategic planning for PhD nursing and health science education

  • Provides leadership for the ongoing review of the School of Nursing’s strategic plan relative to PhD nursing and health science education

  • Coordinates, in collaboration with appropriate others, the systems for managing PhD program course offerings, class schedules, student advising/mentorship, qualifying exams, candidacy examinations, and proposal and dissertation committees

  • Monitors PhD students’ programs of study, advisor match, progression, and dissertation committee development.

  • Chairs the PhD program Subcommittee

  • Participates in and reviews the faculty’s recommendations for course, curricula and program changes, coordinates proposal development, and forwards proposals to the appropriate review bodies for approval

  • Assists with doctoral student recruitment, admissions, advising, and decisions regarding financial aid

  • Collaborates with the Associate Deans for Research and Education and Student Affairs and PhD faculty in seeking and implementing PhD training grants

  • In collaboration with the Director of Educational Effectiveness in the School of Nursing, collects and analyzes data to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the PhD nursing and health science program.

  • Monitors application, admission, matriculation, progression, and graduation patterns of PhD students

  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs and the Senior Education Administrator to identify program resource needs.

  • Oversees teaching assignments of PhD courses, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Research and the Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs

  • Oversees progression review and other policies related to MS-PhD or PhD student progression and graduation

  • Serves on the University Graduate Education Steering Committee chaired by the Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education.

  • Engages in an active program of extramurally funded research


Candidate must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or related field. Candidates must also have Experience in PhD level teaching, curriculum development, and program evaluation. Demonstrated leadership abilities, managerial skills, creativity, ability to make timely decisions, to collaborative effectively, and to be open to the ideas of others and to constructive feedback.


Evidence of success in an extramurally funded program of research and national recognition as a leader in the field. Experience commensurate of rank of associate or full professor; eligible to chair PhD dissertations; tenure track preferred.

Applicants from members of groups under-represented in the nursing field are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. Starting date is negotiable.

Applicants are requested to apply online by submitting a detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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