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Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences has announced a national search for their next Dean of the School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing is on a trajectory of excellence with a focus on research and scholarship. The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the nursing needs in the state, nation, and across the globe. We are seeking nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. Working with faculty, staff, students, donors, alumni, the Dean of the School of Nursing/Associate Dean of Bouvé College at Northeastern University will provide the leadership, vision, and strategic planning to continue to move the school towards its short- and long-term goals in research, clinical practice, education, and status as a top-ranked school of nursing.

job responsibilities

The Dean/Associate Dean will support the Nursing school faculty in fostering an increase in externally funded research and contribution to excellence in education and clinical practice, and in leading faculty recruitment, development, and advancement. As the school’s chief representative, advocate, and spokesperson, the dean will articulate the school’s vision and goals externally to potential students and faculty, alumni, affiliated health service providers, and donors, as well as internally to the university community. S/he will identify and encourage new initiatives and collaborations to broaden and strengthen the school’s programs. The dean will lead faculty and staff, and will oversee their budgets to ensure excellent and sustainable operations. In keeping with the collaborative goals of the school, the college, and the broader Northeastern organization, the dean will nurture a collegial academic community characterized by inclusiveness, cultural diversity, and respect.

required qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience in an administrative leadership role (ideally in the role of dean, associate or vice dean, department chair, or equivalent leadership position) in a prominent school of nursing, with a demonstrated track record including funded research, clinical excellence, and transformative education. She/he will have strong financial and operational management skills and demonstrated success in developing external sources of program support. Candidates will have a strong/extensive record of building and maintaining productive service and research collaborations and partnerships between a school of nursing and affiliated practice and research sites, including acute care hospitals, and community and ambulatory care facilities. An earned doctorate in nursing or related field is required and candidates should be at, or eligible for promotion to, the rank of a tenured full professor.

To apply, visit the Bouvé College of Health Sciences website and click on "Faculty Positions". Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and research statement.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair Pamela Burke
(phone: +1 617-373-4966 e-mail:

The successful candidate has eligibility for licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an outstanding benefits package Nominations and applications will be accepted for this position beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.


posted January 2014