Assistant Dean for Nursing; Vera Z. Dwyer Distinguished Chair

Indiana University-South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences School of Nursing
South Bend, Indiana
Oct 13, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Dean for Nursing; Vera Z. Dwyer Distinguished Chair

Appointment Status Tenure

Department IU South Bend Nursing

Position Summary

Indiana University South Bend is seeking a strong, dynamic leader to serve as Assistant Dean for the School of Nursing. The Assistant Dean, as the chief nursing administrator of the School of Nursing, organizes, directs, develops, administers and supervises all operations in the nursing programs in collaboration with the dean. The appointment is 75% administrative and 25% teaching. This tenured, twelve-month appointment begins January 1, 2021.

The School of Nursing (SON) is in the Dwyer College of Health Science which houses six programs with 37 full time faculty members. The SON consists of a traditional Baccalaureate degree (BSN), a Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN mobility option completion program, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. here are 17 full-time faculty in the SON who serve over 200 students. Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing prepares holistic, caring, ethical professional nurses who respect the uniqueness of each individual. Our nursing graduates function in cohesive healthcare teams using critically evaluated evidence. The BSN and MSN programs are accredited through CCNE. The RN to BSN program is offered as a consortium with all the Indiana University campuses. Each of the nursing programs is positioned for enrollment growth.

South Bend, Indiana is an affordable and walkable city of more than 100,000 residents. Located on the St. Joseph River and just a short drive from Lake Michigan, South Bend is rich in recreational activities. Its residents also enjoy the many cultural events offered through South Bend’s five universities and its vibrant arts community.

IU South Bend’s strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over 5,200 students, over 25% self-identify as minorities. The population of Hispanic students is over 10% and IU South Bend has seen significant increases in the admission of Latino/a students. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have mentored minorities or other underrepresented groups are encouraged to highlight such efforts in the application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.”

Indiana University South Bend is committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. IU South Bend’s 2014–2020 strategic plan includes a commitment to advance diversity and open-mindedness and to create a civil, welcoming, and caring culture for all. Of over approximately 5,214 students, 25% self-identify as minorities.

If you have a disability and need assistance with an application, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs by contacting Academic Affairs at: 574-520-4183.

Basic Qualifications

  • an earned PhD in Nursing
  • a distinguished record of clinical expertise, teaching, research, and service commensurate with appointment at the Associate Professor level and eligibility for tenure
  • experience in leading education programs at the Assistant Dean level (or institutional equivalent) or higher
  • experience in developing community relationships that engage with important nursing and healthcare agency stakeholders
  • eligibility for nursing licensure in Indiana

Department Contact for Questions

Search committee chair, Cynthia Sofhauser, at [email protected]

Additional Qualifications

  • administrative experience at a public university including but not limited to: fiscal management, human resources management, curriculum development, program assessment, program accreditation
  • a keen understanding of the complexity of contemporary issues involved in nursing education
  • a desire to develop an academic environment which is student-focused and conducive to faculty development through shared governance
  • vision and skills to develop new nursing programs and tracks
  • knowledge and experience with inter-professional education
  • the ability to collaboratively plan physical space to address simulation

Salary and Rank Competitive

Special Instructions

In addition to the required documents, please include:

  • cover letter that includes a personal leadership statement
  • current license (at OTHER)
  • evidence of scholarly activity including peer reviewed publications and presentations (at OTHER 2)
  • names, titles, email, and phone numbers of three references (at LIST OF REFERENCES)
  • any other documents you feel would be of benefit to your application (OTHER 3)

Initial screening will begin November 15, 2020; applicants should have their materials in by this date to ensure full consideration.

For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2020 Expected Start Date 01/01/2021 OAA # SB-2020003