DEAN COLLEGE OF NURSING
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites nominations for and applications from individuals interested in assuming an exciting leadership opportunity as Dean of the College of Nursing. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the College and is responsible for providing the leadership and vision necessary for setting strategic, operational and financial directions. In those roles, the Dean has overall responsibilities for developing an effective collegial environment that supports excellence in teaching, research and service.
This is a unique opportunity to lead a school with a stellar faculty, strong academic programs, and an expanding research portfolio. The school addresses a critical need to meet the growing demands for health professionals regionally and nationally. With a strong institutional foundation and the clear commitment of the University’s leadership, the new Dean will have the opportunity to usher the College into a new era of growth and expansion of its research and academic programs.
The College of Nursing was established in 1969 with Sister Madeleine Clemence Vaillot as the first Dean. Two departments were established: the Department of Adult and Child Nursing and the Department of Community Nursing.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a distinguished and current scholarly record of achievements in research and teaching that is consistent with an appointment at the rank of professor with tenure. Candidates must also be a Registered Nurse (RN), hold a graduate degree in nursing and have earned a doctorate in nursing or a related field. Candidates must be academically and experientially qualified to accomplish the mission, goals and expected student and faculty outcomes. Additional requirements include a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently, excellent organizational and delegation skills, and an ability to work collaboratively in a higher education environment.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a visionary and collaborative leadership style and a record of effecting practical change through the successful implementation of initiatives. It is preferred that the successful candidate shows evidence of a successful record of line administration requiring budget management, personnel management, strategic planning and decision-making. Additionally, the candidate is expected to provide evidence of experience in undergraduate and graduate education, graduate student supervision, and doctoral degree research. Other desirable qualities of a successful candidate include a commitment to fostering and nurturing a diverse working and learning environment and a demonstrated potential to participate in philanthropic and outreach efforts. Fiscal and budgetary experience at a level commensurate with the position as well as campus planning expertise should also be in evidence. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and proven ability to engage fully with a variety of constituents spanning all levels of socio-economic status.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a sufficient candidate pool is achieved. Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number. Application materials will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and contact information of five references. Submission of materials as Microsoft PDF (Portable Document Format) attachments is strongly encouraged.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Dr. Jan Greenwood or Dr. Betty Turner AsherGreenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850.650.2277 t Fax:850.650.2272
For more information about the University ofMassachusetts- Dartmouth, please visit the Web site at http://www.umassd.edu/
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an AA/EEO institution and actively strives to increase its diversity and encourages women and minorities to apply. UMass Dartmouth does not discriminate in employment against persons based on: age, color, disability, gender identity/ gender expression, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetics.
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