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Widener University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the School, reports directly to the Provost, serves with seven other deans on the Deans’ Council and on the President’s Senior Leadership Team, and is the official liaison between the School’s faculty and the Provost.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, Carnegie-classified doctoral university, connects curricula to societal issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. The university’s robust diversity agenda embodies the values of access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership. The School of Nursing offers the degrees BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD, as well as programs for RN-BSN and RN-MSN for registered RN’s.

Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener’s main campus is situated between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with additional campuses in Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about the University, please visit the website at

A full search profile providing the leadership opportunities and desired attributes for the Dean, as well as information about the University and the School of Nursing, may be found at in the Current Searches section.

nominations and applications

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office in July 2014. Applications received by November 15, 2013, will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:

The search committee is assisted by:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc. 
(707) 545-2203

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer.

posted october 2013