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Dean, School of Nursing

Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a visionary, entrepreneurial dean of the School of Nursing to advance the mission of the School and work in close collaboration with the University leadership team.

The new dean will work actively with the healthcare community in the Puget Sound region, especially in Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia, with the goal of raising funds for the institution and developing new programs and connections that promote the School of Nursing. The dean of the School of Nursing will serve on the Academic Deans Council that is chaired by the provost, and will work collaboratively and productively with the other deans in the University in developing interdisciplinary programs and collaborative activities in support of all PLU students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate both academic and healthcare experience as well as the leadership acumen and administrative experience necessary to build upon the many successes of the School of Nursing.

For more information on this opportunity, including a full position specification, please visit

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for four references (who will not be contacted without permission). All correspondence relative to this search should be sent to the campus’s Witt/Kieffer consultants at

PLU is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.

posted january 2014