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Director, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Illinois Wesleyan University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Qualified candidates may be eligible to also be named as the Endowed Chair. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomes qualified candidates with an earned master’s in nursing and a doctorate in nursing or related field. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated leadership record with academic administrative experience. This individual will advance undergraduate theory-based education and is responsible for administering the nursing major, health promotion and fitness management major, and health and public health minors as well as further development of Health Sciences.  The Director represents the School within the University, as well as regionally and nationally. Interdisciplinary collaboration within the University and commitment to mentoring faculty in teaching, scholarship, and service is expected. All tenure lines are doctorally prepared. 

The Director reports to the Provost. 

Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private liberal arts university with highly selective admission criteria and a tradition of excellence. The School has a 63-year history of producing exceptional thinkers, compassionate professionals and leaders for nursing and global health care. With an approximate enrollment of 200 nursing majors, 60 Health Promotion and Fitness Management majors, and 50 Health and Public Health minors, the School offers individual attention and innovative programming.  

An expedited review of applicants will begin July 1, and will continue until an exceptional candidate is found. Ideal start date is January 1, 2023. Applicants should address their administrative philosophy and any potential contributions they can make to the University mission through their teaching, scholarship, and service in the letter of application.  Materials should address potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Vitae and names and contact information of three references are also required. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge. Salary is competitive and academic rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Dr. Jerry Durham
Chair, Nursing and Health Sciences Search Committee 
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900 
Email: [email protected]   Phone: (309) 556-3051

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at



Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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