Dean/Director of Nursing

Tuskegee University
Commensurate with education, training and experience
Apr 28, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: April 28, 2017                              Posting End Date:  Open Until Filled

Position: Dean/Director of Nursing                  Location: School of Nursing and Allied Health     

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Dean of Nursing will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Tuskegee University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Presidential Commentary

Tuskegee University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean School of Nursing and Allied Health and Director of Nursing. Tuskegee University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health offers two undergraduate programs including Nursing, and Clinical Laboratory Science.  The M.S. degree is also offered in Occupational Therapy. Since its inception, the Nursing program has graduated over 6,000 students and currently includes 24 faculty and staff.

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University, located in Tuskegee Alabama was the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be designated as a registered National Historic Landmark. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The Baccalaureate Program, established in 1949, is the oldest baccalaureate nursing program in Alabama.  The Tuskegee University mission remains that of service to people.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health and Director of Nursing is responsible for the creative development, effective direction and academic excellence of the professional programs in the School of Nursing and Allied Health.  As Director of Nursing, the Dean serves as the chief academic administrative officer for the Department of Nursing.

  • Provide constructive leadership for faculty and students within the School.
  • Administer the Nursing Program based on current development in the field of Nursing and trends in nursing education.
  • Work closely with the Department Head for Allied Health in creating a vision for growth and maintenance of excellency.
  • Promote a student-centered learning environment that emphasizes teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes.
  • Provide leadership in the development and growth of the professional programs within the school.
  • Provide leadership in the development of a strategic plan involving short and long-range goals for the School.
  • Monitor and analyze data related to the ten (10) non-negotiable outcomes that include graduation, rate; retention rate, state, federal, and public research dollars, private and alumni dollars, student research/internship/co-op experiences; advising surveys; percent (%) tenured faculty; head count; FTE full-time equivalency; and graduation count.
  • Supervise and evaluate teaching effectiveness and improvement of instruction.
  • Provide leadership in the development of on-line courses and/or program delivery.
  • Recruit full-time and/or adjunct faculty to facilitate the implementation of competitive health profession programs within the School.
  • Implement the programs of the School within the financial constraints and financial policies of the University.
  • Provide leadership to maintain accreditation and/or approval by appropriate state, regional, and/or national accrediting /approval agencies.
  • Facilitate programs for faculty/staff development in each of the health profession programs in the School.
  • Meet regularly with the School’s faculty and with staff and students to discuss matters of importance and to establish rapport with members of these groups.
  • Collaborate with faculty and committees of the School in connection with the formation of curriculum proposal, educational policies, budget recommendations, development of faculty evaluation measures, regulation and control of expenditures, development of superior programs of research and instruction.
  • Demonstrate fiduciary accountability in the utilization of personnel, facilities, and fiscal resources.
  • Prepare documentation and reports as required by administration.
  • Direct staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Prepare and administers budget, submits justifications for budget items, monitor and pursue alternative funding sources to support programmatic activities.  
  • Maintain effective relationships with alumni and relevant internal and external constituents.
  • Represent the School, formally and informally, to the University, community and the nation.
  • Be responsible for such additional duties as may be assigned by University Administration.                  

Qualifications (Required)

  • An earned Doctorate in Nursing or in a related field
  • A Master of Science degree in a Clinical Nursing specialty.  
  • Demonstrated record of academic leadership/administration in baccalaureate and higher degree nursing program is required.  Minimum of seven years of teaching experience in baccalaureate and/or higher degree nursing program.  Minimum of five years’ of academic leadership experience at a professional rank in a college or university setting or equivalent experience.
  • A strong research background and vision for moving the School of Nursing and Allied Health forward with eligibility for appointment as a full professor.
  • Experience in administration at or above a level or department chair or its equivalent.
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong financial and management skills with the ability to effectively partner with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally including alumni affairs.
  • Experiential and educational preparation/qualifications, scholarship and research are consistent with requirements for appointment to full professor (preferred) or associate professor with evidence of scholarly productivity.
  • Unencumbered Alabama License.
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining federal, state, and private grants and donations.
  • Previous experience with program accreditation and state regulatory requirements/guidelines.
  • Experience and/or academic preparation in curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, excellent writing proficiency and executive demeanor.
  • Previous experience in providing strategic direction for online learning within a professional School or College of Nursing. On-line curriculum experience must include development of strategic plan, goals and metrics for purposeful and sustainable growth.
  • Develop and enhance external partnerships to grow and sustain key online learning program initiatives.


Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **   

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources

Attn: Employment/Recruitment

1200 West Montgomery Road

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address:   Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.