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Employment opportunity: Nursing Department Chair

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites applications for the Department Chair position at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Department Chair is a tenured member of the department and provides leadership for the department in consultation and cooperation with the Dean. The Chair is a role model for department faculty and to develop and maintain a positive and productive work environment that promotes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is comprised of the Department of Nursing, with the main campus in Eau Claire and a distance education site in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The college offers CCNE-accredited traditional and BSN-Completion programs, as well as MSN and DNP programs of study, and serves over 900 students. Multiple well-established community partnerships and exchanges, cultural immersion programs, and global awareness initiatives at the university enhance student learning and faculty opportunities through the college.

A successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, have leadership, management, teaching, and collaboration skills, along with mentorship abilities. An ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative, and demonstrate evidence of formal leadership in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing programs, supervisory and personnel experience, and will have an established program of research/scholarship. For more information on the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, please visit our website

Requirements include a PhD in Nursing or a terminal degree at the doctoral level in nursing; current U.S. RN license with eligibility for licensure in WI; and eligibility for Tenure and for rank at the Associate or Professor level at the time of hire.

The greater University campus serves nearly 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful university. UW-Eau Claire's physical campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city, located 90 miles east of the Twin Cities. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas. A revitalized downtown along with a new arts center provide for many cultural opportunities. For more information, please visit

For a complete position description and to apply go to: (Job Opening ID: 15779). Submit online: letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of RN license, unofficial graduate school transcript, and contact information for 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of materials will be upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be required. Application questions: Cathy Wilson at or 715-836-5837.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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