Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Marian University has an outstanding opportunity for a highly energetic and ambitious professional to assist the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program in the areas of curriculum, teaching, and evaluation. The Leighton School of Nursing (LSON) will be offering a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (NP) in the state’s only Nurse Anesthesia Program leading to the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). The Assistant Director will be responsible for community outreach to clinical agencies, the negotiation of contracts for student clinical placement and the recruitment of students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation and accreditation of a graduate Nurse Anesthesia Program.
  • Strategically initiate and grow the Nurse Anesthesia program.
  • Represent the University in the School of Nursing and Marian University committees and governess.
  • Teach courses in the School of Nursing graduate and undergraduate programs as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the Nurse Anesthesia program curriculum.
  • Work with faculty to create excellence in education.
  • Maintain compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Maintain and report evaluation criteria for program outcomes.
  • Provide and implement strategies to facilitate growth of the program.
  • Represent the Leighton School of Nursing in the greater healthcare community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University

Doctoral degree in nursing, current certification in Nurse Anesthesia

Evidence of current and ongoing professional activities to maintain certification

Prior academic appointment

Evidence of scholarship

Experience in administering a Nurse Anesthesia program including curriculum design, accreditation process and outcome assessment

Engagement in professional organizations

Valid RN license and credentials to practice as a Nurse Anesthetist in the State of Indiana

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine’s list of Top 10 schools in Indiana “For Your Money”. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. In 2012, Marian University’s football team captured the NAIA national championship in just its sixth year of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 30 national titles.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include a current CV, a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, and the names and addresses of three current references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to will be considered.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer