Cleveland State University — Director and Chief Nursing Administrator

Cleveland State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenured associate or full professor and Director of the School of Nursing beginning June 1, 2022. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University (CSU) is a public, urban research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. Serving a diverse population of nearly 16,000 students, CSU is the No. 1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Approximately 80-percent of CSU graduates stay in Northeast Ohio, creating a talent pipeline with expertise and skills that align with high-demand fields. As part of CSU—one of the largest urban universities in the country with a mission of meeting the needs of an urban, ethnically diverse community—the School of Nursing has embraced a community-based focus for its nursing programs. The Director oversees more than 40 full-time and 72 part-time faculty, and 11 staff in the school supporting nearly 1500 students annually across bachelor’s, master’s, certificates, and doctoral degrees in nursing.

Reporting to the inaugural Dean of the newly formed health professions college, the Director of the School of Nursing serves as the academic leader and chief nursing administrator implementing the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core values of the School. The Director guides all aspects of the School’s operations including the nursing educational programs and curriculum and oversees program accreditation processes and compliance with all applicable state and accreditation requirements. The Director actively mentors and supports faculty, strengthens School relationships in the community, and fosters clinical partnerships and affiliations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Nursing from an accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program; or equivalent or Ph.D. in Health-related field or Education or Ed.D. from an accredited institution or equivalent AND a Graduate Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program. 
  • A record of comparable professional experience and credentials prior to appointment that merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. 
  • Two or more years teaching experience in a pre-licensure nursing education program.
  • Five or more years of clinical professional nursing experience.
  • Current or eligible for an unrestricted nursing license in the State of Ohio.
  • Experience in higher education administration overseeing curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • High level of interpersonal skills for communication, transparency, and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements and regulatory standards governing nurse educational programs.
  • Leadership experience in a position of authority to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes in nursing.
  • Experience teaching in a graduate nursing program.
  • Experience with program growth and development including multiple modalities to meet the needs of a diverse and changing student population.
  • Ability to forge successful collaborative leaderships with internal and external stakeholders.

Applicant Instructions:
Applicants must apply online at You will be asked to upload the following documents: letter of application and current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information for three references. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your cover letter explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. Please note the successful candidate will be required to submit an official transcript before the contract can be prepared. The interview process will include a demonstration of clinical/teaching competency. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Questions: Contact Dorothy Hamilton, Chair, Search Committee, School of Nursing, (216) 687-3598

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expressions, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.