Dean, School of Nursing

Chester, Pennsylvania
Sep 22, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

During a time of significant growth and momentum, Widener University seeks a new Dean of the School of Nursing to serve as a visionary leader for the future of nursing education as well as a passionate champion of the School’s talented faculty, staff, and students. The Dean will be a collaborative, creative, and strategic leader who is energized by the opportunity to develop new programs and modes of delivery that will serve even more fully the needs of the University, the profession, and society as a whole. In building these new initiatives, the Dean will be pleased to find Widener to be a remarkably collegial environment, with supportive and collaborative colleagues found across all divisions and levels of the School and the University.

Recognized as a Center for Excellence by the National League for Nursing for the second time in 2017, Widener’s School of Nursing offers a full range of programs, from Bachelor’s to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The School also boasts the Widener Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research, and a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing. Widener’s location twenty minutes outside the City of Philadelphia allows students and faculty to engage readily with a wide range of nearby institutions for clinical and research partnerships, as well as practice their profession in the service of the local community. Given its breadth of programs, academic quality, and urban location, Widener is poised for even greater future success at the forefront of nursing education.

Reporting to Provost Dale Scalise-Smith who joined Widener in July 2017 from her role as Dean of the College of Health Professions at Northern Kentucky University, the Dean will have earned a Ph.D. in nursing and have a record of scholarship and service that merits appointment as a tenured full professor at Widener University. In addition to being an imaginative, collegial leader with a strong commitment to maintaining and enhancing the School’s inclusive and supportive culture, the Dean will also bring an innovative and energetic approach to academic leadership and a passion for addressing the challenges facing the nursing profession.


For best consideration, nominations, applications, and queries in confidence should be sent by Oct. 10 to:

Sue May, Partner

                                                          Alyssa Perez, Associate

Mark Halligan, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment practices on any basis including sex, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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