Assistant/Associate Dean for Strategic and Innovative Partnerships and Collaborations - Leighto...

Job description


This academic leadership position supports the strategic initiatives of the Leighton School of Nursing BSN, Accelerated BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. Facilitates marketing and communications related to recruitment of students, faculty, staff and alumni.Oversees undergraduate and graduate admissions, and maintains full compliance with applicable state, regional, and national accreditation standards.Key responsibilities include actively engaging in strategy and innovation, interfacing on behalf of Leighton School of Nursing with clinical partners and other entities external to the University, membership on the Institutional Review Board and working effectively with the Dean.

Principal Accountabilities:

In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, assists in search for qualified undergraduate and graduate faculty through professional networking, liaising with Human Resources to maintain current position descriptions, suggesting relevant advertising/posting, and promptly responding to internal and external inquiries. Collaborates with LSON Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation and MU Director of Assessment to ensure appropriate student and faculty data are collected and analyzed. Develops and coordinates community outreach activities in coordination with clinical partners and the Community Outreach coordinator. Communicates regularly and effectively with the Dean. Teaches in courses where academically and experientially qualified. Participates in various Marian University committees and departmental initiatives throughout campus. Facilitates thorough review of all outcome measures.These include undergraduate and graduate program outcomes, undergraduate and graduates licensure and certification preparation courses, and NCLEX-RN©, NBCRNA, AANP, and ANCC first time pass rates. In collaboration with Coordinator of Accreditation and Logistics, ensures all assessments related to accreditation are performed and relevant action taken. Represents and promotes LSON in inter-professional initiatives within and outside Marian University. Oversees all LSON simulation laboratories, including assessment activities. Creates opportunities to promote inclusion and diversity throughout the LSON. Represents the Dean in external meetings and other forums as needed.

University Expectations:

  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Meets department productivity standards
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals
  • Adheres to the department budget
  • Requirements:

  • The Assistant/Associate Dean will have an earned doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing or a related field and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Dean will have 5 years’ experience in post-secondary nursing education with at least three of them in a full-time academic or clinical leadership role.
  • The successful candidate will be required to have current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Indiana and national certification(s) consistent with his/her practice credentials.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required as is recent experience with a learning management system such as Canvas or Blackboard.
  • Competency in basic statistical analysis, and interpretation and presentation of data.
  • High level of proficiency with collaboration, strategic planning, and project development is necessary.
  • Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to [email protected]. Please include the Position Title in the subject of your email.

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Posted: 6/20/2020
    Application Due: 11/17/2020
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