Dean of the College of Nursing

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Dean of the College of Nursing

Posted: 09/14/2021


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 has 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.

This position will remain open until filled


•An earned doctorate degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree with a major in nursing from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience of full-time teaching and/or administrative positions in an approved college of professional nursing.
•Five years of successful nursing practice and administrative/teaching experience with demonstrated knowledge and experience in curriculum development and evaluation; test construction and analysis; clinical contract negotiation; grant writing and the promotion of faculty development in teaching, scholarship and service.
•Current licensure or license eligibility as a registered nurse in Tennessee.

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 (This forms can be located at the top of the web page electronically to [email protected] Attn: Dean of the College of Nursing


Working at Tusculum University

At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals.

wide range of majors – from museum studies to nursing – are combined with service learning and travel opportunities, an Honors Program and a Bonner Leaders Program.

Plus Tusculum offers scores of student-run clubs and projects to prepare you for anything!

If you’re seeking a smaller college away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum is the right size and in the right place. A small college like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd. 

It’s easy to get involved at Tusculum. Organize campus events, become a resident assistant, direct a play, lead Freshman Orientation, hold an office in the Student Government Association, or join one of the many other clubs on campus.

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