University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Dean, College of Nursing / 4373 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
This position is for a Dean, College of Nursing with a public university location in Hattiesburg, MS.The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for Dean of the College of Nursing. As the senior academic and administrative officer of the College, the Dean is responsible for all matters related to academic leadership and administration, including curriculum, budgeting, facilities, external development, faculty, staff and students. The Dean works closely with the Provost to provide strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the College. Duties and Responsibilities: The Dean is expected to support faculty and students in the pursuit of academic, creative and scholarly achievement; work collaboratively with faculty, chairs, directors and other deans to initiate and advance college and university goals; provide leadership in strategic planning, fundraising and development; and advocate for the college and its units with internal and external constituencies.The following are among the most important responsibilities of the Dean: Promote an understanding, both internally and externally, of the College, its purposes, and objectives An understanding of the functioning of a multi-campus university Guide the College of Nursing in conjunction with the University's strategic plan Facilitate high quality, relevant, and innovative curricula Provide mentorship to faculty, staff and students Promote undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship, and creative activity among the faculty Enhance the undergraduate research experience by promoting and supporting student-faculty research collaborations through the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research Center Promote student learning and retention through quality recruiting, counseling, internships, advising, and placement Foster new partnerships, existing relationships, and articulate a vision that generates investment and support from the community, private donors, and alumni Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a terminal research degree in nursing with academic credentials commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Full Professor.The ability to attain a license to practice nursing in Mississippi At least three years of academic administrative experience working with undergraduate and graduate nursing programs Experience with curriculum development and assessment, including online course delivery, engaged learning, simulation, and use of instructional technology Preferred Qualifications:The ability to build upon strengths to help realign mission and relevance in the region Experience promoting the growth of research and scholarship amongst the faculty The financial acumen to aid the University in matching aspirations with finite resources to move things forward Evidence of promoting diversity amongst faculty, administration, staff, and students Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Commitment to leading in a shared governance environment A working knowledge of national trends in nursing education and higher education Previous experience or familiarity with private and public fundraising As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.