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Dean, College of Nursing
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 03/22/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The University of Utah seeks a visionary, nationally recognized, highly accomplished and charismatic leader who will set the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment as the Dean for the College of Nursing. As Chief Executive Officer for the College of Nursing, the Dean will provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly programs, creating an environment and community that support the College's faculty and its students. The Dean will provide leadership to ensure that the College continues to provide high-quality academic programs that best serve students locally, regionally and nationally through innovative educational delivery strategies, including on ground, synchronous and asynchronous distance delivery. Supporting the University's research mission, the Dean will advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including the opportunities that interdisciplinary and interprofessional approaches afford. The Dean will also serve as the College's public voice, promoting initiatives across Utah and the region, articulating the College's contributions in local, state, regional, national and international arenas of nursing, health care and health policy. In pursuing these responsibilities, the Dean will work collaboratively with the President and Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans and other U of U leaders. The Dean reports to Michael L. Good, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate national leadership in teaching, research and public service. The candidate will be a person of high integrity who is creative, courageous and a risk taker, able to build and enhance coalitions as well as able to work collaboratively. Candidates must possess a doctorate in nursing or related field and a record of distinguished teaching and research. S/he will have substantial administrative experience, preferably in a strong research university and proven success in securing external funding with public agencies and private donors. Credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full Professor in Nursing.

The University of Utah College of Nursing was founded in 1941 and achieved College status in 1948. The College completed a $24 million dollar building renovation in August, 2010, including developing a $6 million dollar simulation center and a $2 million renovation to the research center. The College has eight endowed chairs, an extensive faculty practice, engaged researchers, and an active Nursing Academy in partnership with Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the first five VA Nursing Academies in the nation. The College is thriving and leads the Intermountain West in nursing education, practice and research.

The University of Utah has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Jay Scott, Associate Partner, Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).

Open Until Filled: Yes

Requisition Number: PRN02261F

Type: Faculty

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