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Thank you for your interest in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a nationally recognized nursing program that graduates more than 140 BSN students each year.

For additional information about the College, please review the College Profile.

Application information is available at Careers at UW-Eau Claire.

Current Employment Opportunities


Academic Department Chair for the Department of Nursing

The Academic Department Chair provides leadership for the Department of Nursing in consultation and cooperation with the Dean and faculty through shared governance. The Chair develops and maintains a positive and productive work environment which promotes excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and advising. The Chair provides leadership through participation in college and university-wide policy and decision-making activities. This is predominantly an administrative appointment though the chair may teach 1-3 credits per academic year.


• Doctorate in nursing or closely related field;
• Master’s degree in nursing;
• Eligible for tenure;
• Eligible for RN licensure in Wisconsin.

The Academic Department Chair has the authority and leadership responsibility to:

• Develop and articulate the collective departmental vision;
• Anticipate and evaluate departmental goals and initiatives;
• Foster civility, collegiality and collaboration within and between departments, units and colleges;
• Establish a positive, supportive, productive and healthy work environment for all members of the department;
• Advocate actively on behalf of the department;
• Support, encourage, and promote curriculum development and innovative teaching practices;
• Facilitate career-long professional growth of all department members;
• Facilitate service of department members to the college and to the university;
• Capitalize on the individual talent and capabilities of department members to realize the mission of the department;
• Advocate proactively for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff in order to promote stability and diversity within the department;
• Conduct the business and personnel actions of the department in a way which is fair, complete and consistent with university policy.

The Academic Department Chair has the authority and responsibility for management and oversight of:

• Personnel actions including: recruitment, annual performance, evaluation, salary, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes as recommended by the Department Personnel Committee (DPC);
• Teaching and class schedules;
• Stewardship and procurement for the department budget;
• Departmental budget related to travel, supplies, sick leave and vacation;
• Reports, as requested by the dean, provost and chancellor.

The Academic Department Chair participates with the Dean or member of the Dean’s office but is not primarily responsible for:

• Facilitating alumni relations, community outreach and development activities;
• Student support issues including prospective student recruiting;
• Administration, assessment, and evaluation of all department programs and curriculum;
• Departmental outreach activities to both alumni and interested community members;
• Equipment inventory and facilities assigned to the department;
• Participating in the branding of the college of nursing.

To apply, please visit Careers at UW-Eau Claire. For questions or additional information about these positions, please contact Dr. Mary Canales, Chair of Search and Screen Committee at 715-836-5737 or

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Tenure-track (probationary) faculty positions are available at all ranks. Appointments are nine months with possibilities for summer appointments. There are excellent opportunities for research, leadership, clinical and professional development. Engaged teams of students and faculty conduct research through the University student-faculty collaborative research program. Interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship opportunities are readily available and supported at this university. Collaborative community exchanges, cultural immersion programs and global awareness initiatives are well-established at the university and new, innovative partnerships are supported through the university strategic plan and community agencies. Faculty and staff at the University foster student-centered learning, leadership skill development, and a strong shared governance model.

Required Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in nursing or related field or substantial progress toward doctorate with a master’s degree in nursing*, though candidates without a master’s degree and near completion of a doctoral degree in nursing may be considered contingent on completion of the doctoral degree prior to the start of the contractual period;
• Current RN licensure in the U.S. and eligibility for RN licensure in Wisconsin. RN license required by start of contract;
• Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to the core values of equity, diversity and inclusivity;

Preferred Qualifications:

• Teaching experience within the past 5 years;
• Evidence of scholarly and/or research dissemination within the past 5 years;
Preferred areas of expertise - Although applicants with other clinical practice and or scholarship expertise may be considered, depending on areas of departmental need, the following areas of expertise will be given the highest consideration:

  • Nurse Practitioner: Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology, Adult, or Family with certification and prescriptive authority; or
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gerontology, or Adult/Gerontology with certification; or
  • Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist: Psychiatric/Mental Health with certification

* To hold a tenure-track position, the candidate must have an earned doctorate or have made substantial progress toward the doctorate. In order to continue on the tenure track, the doctorate must be completed by the end of the first year of full-time employment.

Education Responsibilities:

  • The faculty role includes traditional classroom, clinical and/or online teaching/learning as well as other innovations in inter-professional education, cross-disciplinary initiatives, community collaborations, and distance education processes.
  • Other faculty duties include advising, performing research/scholarly activities, engaging in service, and participating in University Faculty governance through service on Department, College, and University committees.
To apply, please visit For questions or additional information about these positions, please contact Dr. Mary Canales, Chair of Search and Screen Committee at 715-836-4024 or
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