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Director of School of Nursing/Associate Dean of CHHS

The George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) invites applications for a visionary leader for the position of Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

The College of Health and Human Services is a vigorous, innovative teaching- and research-focused academic unit. One of the fastest growing academic units at George Mason University, CHHS is home to academic programs focused on an array of disciplines and fields of research in public health, social work, health administration and policy, nutrition and rehabilitation science that will comprise a future school of public health. Mason is a research intensive, multicampus university located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area with over 32,000 students studying in 198 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction and with proximity to the nation’s capital, offering students and faculty opportunities to engage in significant national and international initiatives, as well as easy access to major resources supporting the teaching, research, and service mission of the university.


Mason’s School of Nursing Director has the opportunity to lead a large and complex established unit that includes 40 full-time nursing faculty, 34 part-time nursing faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 170 master’s and 80 doctoral students. In addition to a traditional BSN program, there are accelerated pathway programs for R.N.s and second degree students. The School of Nursing is expanding its research mission and unique faculty practice plan with partners throughout northern Virginia. Among its nationally recognized graduate programs, the MSN, Ph.D. and DNP offer multiple subspecialty practice tracks. The School of Nursing is also widely recognized for its innovative delivery of academic programs involving distance education and community-based learning. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research have been enhanced by the school’s location in the CHHS. Construction planning is underway for new facilities for both the school and the college.


A successful candidate must have an earned doctorate, qualify for tenure at the rank of full professor, and hold a nursing degree and a valid nursing license. In addition to being a persuasive visionary, preferred qualities include demonstrated leadership; research achievement; a commitment for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate programs; ability to articulate and promote the needs and achievements of the school; support of a collegial environment of shared governance; appreciation for clinical experiences and distance education; a track record for community outreach and fundraising; and a desire to build a school that will be recognized as a national model in its teaching, research, practice, and service achievements.

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9068z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and names of three references.

Nominations may be submitted by mail to

Dr. P.J. Maddox
Search Committee Chair
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 1J3
Fairfax, VA, 22030

or by e-mail to


George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Posted March 2013