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Nursing - Academic Program Director

South University Orlando, FL, 4901 Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida, United States of America Req #152
Friday, March 20, 2020

What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. 


Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.  


Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.


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Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program


Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage




The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment related to managing a specific program or programs on the assigned campus.  Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, and assisting students toward successful program completion including capstone oversight and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the University. The Program Director is co-responsible with the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations for the fiscal well-being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow enrollment. 

The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus and abides by the mandates set by the South University Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local Executive Committee.



  • Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
  • Select and develop Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that meets at least one time per year
  • Participate in faculty development each year as required.
  • Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, the Department Chair and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus.
  • Effectively administer and grow the assigned academic program. This includes responsibility for budget, strategic planning, and assessment of program outcomes, curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community relations and campus relations.
  • Support College programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within the assigned campus and across campuses within the department on: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
  • Form the Program Advisory Committee and ensure that it meets at least twice a year
  • Arrange for faculty development opportunities and maintain records.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations and the Department Chair (for academic matters).  


  • Academic leadership experience in a university setting
  • Ph.D in Nursing,DNSc, or DNP from a regionally accredited institution. ARNP license required 
  • Full-time teaching experience in a university (online teaching experience a plus)
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline.   


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.


Other details

  • Required Education Doctorate
  • South University Orlando, FL, 4901 Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida, United States of America