Plymouth State University (PSU) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Director of Nursing. Founded in 1871 Plymouth State University is a residential university that values teaching first and foremost. PSU faculty members are leaders in their fields and contribute to a rich and diverse set of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. PSU has approximately 6,500 students in graduate and undergraduate programs in the humanities, STEM, education, business, healthcare and other professional programs.

Located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire, Plymouth is a vibrant university town with a thriving Main Street, exceptional schools and cultural events. The region offers hiking, backpacking, rock and ice climbing, skiing and snowboarding. Canoeing and kayaking in the lakes and rivers of the North Country are an added bonus.

The Director of Nursing will serve as the academic leader of the Nursing Program. This includes accreditation oversight; curriculum development in collaboration with the Nursing Faculty; supervision and leadership of faculty; and oversight of departmental resources. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, a sound professional reputation, commitment to excellence in education and teaching and possess strong, collaborative decision-making skills. This is a 12-month full-time clinical or tenure-track appointment and rank will be negotiable at Associate Professor or Professor level based upon academic credentials and experience.

Representative duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide vision and leadership to advance the goals and objectives of the Nursing Program and support an affirming environment for students, faculty and staff.
  • In collaboration with faculty oversee curriculum, student learning assessment, and program accreditations.
  • Ensure clear program policies regarding student admission and progression, field placement expectations, lab protocols etc.
  • Manage program administrative responsibilities and budget oversight.
  • Supervise and evaluate nursing faculty and staff.
  • In collaboration with the faculty and staff, establish clinical partnerships and/or relationships with local, state, regional and national health care organizations.
  • Engage in strategic planning.
  • Teaching as needed to deliver the curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctorate in Nursing or related field
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Experience consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Deep understanding of nursing accreditation, curriculum development and assessment of student learning
  • Eligible to be licensed in New Hampshire
  • Minimum of six years of full-time experience in Higher Education in Nursing Education
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Desire to participate as part of the Health and Human Enrichment Integrated Cluster Team 


To receive full consideration for this position, please complete the online application at: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27308

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application outlining background, qualifications, teaching philosophy and vision of this position
  • Curriculum vitae

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.

Benefits & Salary: Plymouth State University provides a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefit program.

Background Check: The finalists for these positions will be required to undergo a full background check. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory results.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.