Senior Associate Dean for Nursing

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Oct 31, 2018
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Health & Medical, Nursing
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Four-Year Institution

Senior Associate Dean for Nursing
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The School of Nursing (SON) ( at the University of Delaware is a thriving academic unit of 40 faculty, approximately 760 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and designated as a NLN Center of Excellence, the School offers innovative, dynamic pre-licensure baccalaureate (Traditional and Accelerated), Master’s, and post-master’s and post-baccalaureate doctoral programs, including the DNP and a PhD in Nursing Science, spanning face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online programs. The SON has an outstanding and growing research program with areas of excellence in aging, community-based research, health disparities, symptom science and self-management.  Students in the SON have the opportunity to train in the Nurse Managed Primary Care Center part of UD Health at STAR, which also houses a Physical Therapy Clinic, Nutrition Counseling, Exercise Intervention programs, Health Coaching, and a Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic.  The clinics together provide innovative, comprehensive, and evidence-based care, including prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management, mental health care, and Parkinson’s disease treatment to a diverse patient population. Most importantly, students across the college train in inter-professional teams as preparation for roles in an array of healthcare settings.

The School is a key part of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 148 faculty.  In addition to the School of Nursing, CHS includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Physical Therapy. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s new Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.  The first UD Health building at STAR opened in January 2014 and the Tower at STAR opened in Fall 2018, providing a total of 170,000 sq. ft. of research, meeting, collaboration and educational space. The Tower also includes simulation space and an adaptive living apartment. The Tower’s innovative spaces promote inter-professional education and training as well as interdisciplinary research efforts focused on research translation and implementation science. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking the community to the inter-professional training of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.

The School of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences seek nominations and applications for an energetic, visionary leader and scholar to serve as the Senior Associate Dean of Nursing (SADN). The SADN will build and expand upon a 50+ year history of innovative and nationally recognized programs, provide professional development and evaluation for faculty/staff, lead the School in the pursuit of strategic priorities that promote research and teaching, and advance nursing science, doctoral education, interdisciplinary collaboration, academic practice partnerships, and clinical services.

The successful candidate should have experience in curriculum and program development, a track record of funded research/scholarship, and evidence of successful administrative performance. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be qualified for appointment at the full professor level. A proven record of outstanding research, excellent management and interpersonal skills as well as strategic budget planning experience, a commitment to professional and graduate education, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and experience promoting programs at the national and global levels is required. In sum, the candidate will provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in teaching, research and service in the School of Nursing.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students both a rich heritage and the latest instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $180 million.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty have consistently received annual across the board and merit salary increases, and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and research laboratory start-up costs are available. Appointment effective September 1, 2019.

Completed applications will be shared with the current faculty and reviewed by the search committee beginning on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Using the Interfolio system at UD, applicants should upload current curriculum vitae, 2-page statement that outlines the candidate’s vision for the teaching and research missions of the School over the next five years and contact information for at least three references. The College of Health Sciences strategic plan can be referenced when outlining the vision and can be found at

For inquiries, please contact Dave Edwards, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.