The Office of Academic Affairs
College: WellStar College of Health and Human Services

WellStar School of Nursing

Position Title:

Director, WellStar School of Nursing

Position Qualifications – Responsibilities:

The Director of the WellStar School of Nursing is a 12-month position. The Director provides academic and administrative leadership to two associate directors, 45 full-time faculty, 40 part-time faculty, and approximately 600 students enrolled in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the WellStar School of Nursing (WSON). 

The successful candidate should be a strategic visionary with empowering, democratic team building and interpersonal skills; have the ability to promote the vision & mission of the University, College, and the School;  have diverse professional experience supporting the administrative role, including taking leadership in strategic planning, redesigning the organizational structure, managing budgets, managing personnel, allocating resources, maintaining CCNE accreditation, seeking external funding, building community collaborations, and promoting faculty scholarship. The Director also serves as an instructional leader who maintains a record of teaching effectiveness and applied scholarly achievement.

Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Candidates must have a master’s degree in nursing and an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field; meet qualifications for appointment as a full professor; eligible for tenure; eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Georgia.

Application Procedure:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by January 2, 2013.  Candidates should send a letter of application addressing their position qualifications, teaching philosophy, administrative philosophy, and scholarship activity; current curriculum vitae; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references; and official graduate transcripts to:

Dr. Beverly Maddox, Search Committee
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, MD 4101
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591

Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position opening, contact Dr. Beverly Maddox,  For detailed description of the University, College and Department, please visit our home page at

Date Position Available:
July, 2013
Departmental/College Overview: The retention and graduation rates of the WellStar School of Nursing are impressive: graduates the largest number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the state, maintains a single-digit attrition rate, and has an NCLEX first-time pass rate above 90 percent. In addition to the baccalaureate program, the WSON offers a variety of tracks in the master’s program and a doctorate in nursing science (DNS).  The WellStar School of Nursing occupies the majority of a 200,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art health sciences building.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.
EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


Kennesaw State University Home Page
Academic Affairs Home Page
Position ID 19881
POS# 43005287
This page was last updated on August 27, 2012.