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Dean of the College of Nursing

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Dean of the College of Nursing

Posted: 10/26/2020


The College of Nursing at Tusculum University is doing a nationwide search to identify an innovative, forward thinking, strategic leader to advance the college and institution in its next growth phase. New leadership at the board, presidential, and provost levels have reaffirmed Tusculum University’s path forward in its new Mission Statement:

‘Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire Civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals.’

The new Dean of the College of Nursing will have the opportunity to align nursing faculty, staff, students and programs behind this mission in its next phase of growth.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed. This position will remain open until filled. The starting date for the successful candidate has flexibility to start between January 1st, 2021 and August 1st, 2021.


  • An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution is required.
  • Five years’ experience in a full-time teaching and/or administrative position in an approved college of professional nursing is required.
  • Current licensure or license eligibility as a registered nurse in Tennessee.
  • Minimum of five years of nurse education, with three years’ experience in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, along with academic, administrative leadership experience, in higher education.

Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, participates in E-Verify, and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace employer. Applicants will be required to submit to substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University.

This position is subject to the results of pre-employment testing and a background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. All applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, the names & contact information of 3-5 references, Tusculum University application and Authorization for Background Investigation and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act Summary (These two forms can be located at the top of the web page https://www3.tusculum.edu/hr/employment-opportunities) electronically to [email protected] Attn: Dean of the College of Nursing




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time