Oregon Health & Science University

RNBS Program Director and School of Nursing Undergraduate Faculty

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Nursing - Portland
Salary Range
Posting Salary: Expected $70,100 - $115,800 dependent on rank up to Assistant Professor. Rank is commensurate with education and experience and in alignment with internal equity. Associate/Professor salary range is $120,180 to $180,304
HR Mission
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Department Overview

The RNBS Program Director is responsible for overview and coordination of RNBS program to optimize utilization of expertise and resources, and to provide operations oversight to faculty and staff. The RNBS Program Director is an academically and clinically qualified faculty member who meets state and national standards for licensure and excellence in a selected program at OHSU School of Nursing. The individual in this leadership role is responsible program structure, functions, practices, and clinical oversight to ensure that the program adheres to accreditation and state nurse practice act standards. The program director ensures active engagement of all faculty in program recruitment, curricular development, course and program goal attainment, student engagement, and cohesive program functioning. Reports to the appropriate Assistant Dean as indicated on the School of Nursing organizational chart.


The position also has a faculty component. Faculty participate fully in the teaching mission of the School of Nursing; specific activities and responsibilities are based on rank. Faculty can expect to be hired at the ranks of Lecturer through Assistant Professor, though may be hired at a higher rank with extensive academic experience. Ranks are based on education and experience. Faculty members are also expected to participate in service to the school, including student advising.

Faculty ranks are as follows: 

Lecturer (BSN or equivalent): $70,100 - $78,500

Instructor (MSN or equivalent):$79,100 - $91,000

Assistant Professor (MSN/DNP or equivalent): $86,240 - $115,800

Faculty may be hired at Associate or Professor level depending on qualifications. Associate/Professor salary range is $120,180 to $180,304

Function/Duties of Position

Key Results Areas:

Leadership and Administration

  • Provides leadership in the selection of qualified faculty for identified program by serving on search committees and assisting with recruitment functions
  • Establishes program norms that meet national accrediting standards and adheres to the effective standardization of the program within the SON
  • Participates in the budgeting process, policy and procedure development, clinical site selection, course and program evaluation
  • Uses course and program evaluation results for continuous and systematic program improvement
  • Maintains responsibility for ongoing development and regular evaluation of faculty
  • Maintains responsibility for program administration, including faculty workload assignments and course scheduling.
  • Engages faculty in activities related to recruitment, admission, and progression of students
  • Engages external and internal stakeholders to expand the program reach, advance the school’s reputation, secure funding, and meet emerging clinical needs
  • Serves on school and university committees for accreditation, service, and other functions


Education Activities:

  • Provides effective didactic instruction based on teaching assignment using appropriate instructional technologies to ensure that course outcomes are met.
  • Participates collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Prepares the program, faculty, and staff to meet standards of best online practice.
  • Collaborates with faculty to design, implement, facilitate, and evaluate online learning experiences which adhere to evidence-based best practices for online teaching and meet the curricular requirements for novice to advanced learners.
  • Uses evidence-based frameworks to design, implement, evaluate, and the online curriculum


Curriculum Advancement

  • Ensures that emerging and current knowledge and practices relevant to the program are addressed in the curriculum
  • Ensures and is involved in annual review of the program by trainees
  • Oversees student advising is conducted in accordance with SON academic policies.

Required Qualifications

Master’s acceptable with an active program of doctoral education and targeted completion date.

Relevant national and state level certifications and licensure - OSBN, RN, BLS License.

Minimum of 5 years progressive clinical and academic experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral preparation desired; PhD, DNP, or other related doctorate. A doctorate is required for ranks of Assistant Professor or higher.

Teaching experience at the baccalaureate level or higher preferred.

Ability to teach using online technologies.

Demonstrated history of developing a cohesive team and positive outcomes with external constituents/stakeholders.


Additional Details

Remote Work: 3 days per week

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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