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Dean, School of Nursing

The University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading research universities, and its School of Nursing, founded in 1942, seek a new dean and invite applications and nominations.

As the chief executive officer for the School of Nursing, the Dean will provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, creating an environment and community that supports expert practice, focusing on contemporary nursing needs, among the School’s 38 full-time faculty and its 718 pre- and post-licensure undergraduate and graduate students.  The Dean will provide the leadership to assure that the School continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness to assure their success.  Supporting the university’s research mission, the Dean will advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including interdisciplinary opportunities. The Dean will also assure that the School plays a strong role in the development of community outreach, especially to meet healthcare needs in underserved communities.  The Dean will also be the School’s public voice, promoting collegiate initiatives within UCONN and across the state, articulating the School’s contributions in local, state, regional, national and international arenas of nursing, health care, and health policy. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate national leadership in teaching, research, and public service.  Minimum requirements include an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field; a record of distinguished teaching and research; substantial administrative experience, preferably in a research university; proven success in external fund development with public agencies and private donors; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor in nursing.  Eligibility for nursing licensure in the State of Connecticut is required.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest and the names of five references. The documents can be sent electronically to  Inquiries may be addressed to Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the Witt/Kieffer consultant supporting this search, at 212-686-2676.  Candidate review will begin on November 15.  The search will remain open until the position is filled, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2013. 


The University of Connecticut is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. 


Posted December 2012