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Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
21 days ago



Wake Forest School of Medicine is seeking a national leader as our new Chair of the Department of Academic Nursing.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a thriving academic department and build on prior success, leveraging the talents of a diverse group of faculty, staff and students as our medical school and health system enter into a period of unprecedented growth.

The Department of Academic Nursing at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a recognized leader in the field of nursing programs. We offer a 3-year full-time anesthesia curriculum leading to the attainment of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

Our department is composed of eight doctorally prepared faculty members and four staff members. Most of the staff members have a Master’s degree supporting the educational activities of the learners. Our faculty and staff assimilate their knowledge and skills in providing on-site and distance education. We have nationally renowned faculty who disseminate their body of scholarly and clinical expertise on regional, national, and international educational and professional events.

At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health ( is a nationally recognized academic health system in Winston-Salem, NC, with an integrated enterprise serving 24 counties in NC and Virginia. It comprises a regional clinical system with more than 300 locations, 2,100 physicians and 1,535 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries.

This is a time of tremendous growth for Wake Forest. In 2020, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health officially joined together as a single enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health is an integrated, not-for-profit health care system with nearly 40 hospitals and hundreds of care locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. As part of this new enterprise, Atrium Health has announced $3.4 billion in planned investments in our health system and the communities we serve. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will be a critical component of the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the School of Medicine in Charlotte. The growth of the medical school will expand existing academic research capabilities and opportunities for population health and clinical trials across a large, diverse market.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Located in Forsyth County (population ≈376,000) in the Piedmont Triad region of NC, Winston-Salem is the state’s fifth largest city, featuring a moderate climate with all four seasons and housing costs ≈32% below the national average. Residents enjoy a vibrant restaurant scene, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, strong public/private schools, enthusiastic support for the arts, and close proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic Coast beaches.


A comprehensive position description is available upon request.

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.


  • Earned doctorate in nursing or nursing specialty field
  • Distinguished academic career including a leadership role within an academic department.
  • Academic achievement consistent with rank of associate professor or higher.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in higher education.
  • Preferred experience will include success in administration of programs in higher education to include strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • An authentic leader with a proven history of fostering a supportive culture of growth, innovation and collaboration
  • Ability to collaborate across the educational and clinical enterprise as well as with outside institutions
  • CCNE accreditation experience

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63739663
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Job Function: Chair of Nursing Programs¬†
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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