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Associate Dean

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
Associate Dean for Academics
Tenure Track Faculty Position
The Associate Dean for Academics is the chief academic officer and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing. The Academic Dean assumes responsibility for academic program and curricular planning and evaluation, enrollment management, student affairs, faculty development and teaching assignments, organizational assessments, and program accreditation processes related to undergraduate and graduate nursing education, consistent with the College of Nursing mission, strategic goals and objectives.

A leader in cutting-edge educational endeavors, the University of South Carolina College of Nursing offers innovative BSN, Master’s, DNP, and PhD programs, with over 200 BSN graduates annually. The Academic Dean is expected to lead the faculty in the strategic development and implementation of curricula that meet the needs of today’s diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations and the demands of complex and changing nursing and healthcare systems.

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field, be eligible for licensure in South Carolina, be tenure-eligible, have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate leadership expertise and experience. Successful candidates should have extensive teaching and administrative experience in both undergraduate and graduate nursing education and must share a commitment to diversity among students, faculty and staff.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013.

Anticipated appointment date is August 2013.

Applicants should apply at the following address:, Requisition #005720

Inquiries may be directed to:

DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias,
Chair, Academic Dean Search Committee
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208



The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Posted February 2013