Director of the School of Nursing

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Millikin University seeks a strategic and visionary leader to serve as the Director of its well-respected and established School of Nursing (beginning August 1, 2021).  The 12-month appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with both the timeline of the tenure-track appointment and the position salary dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. 


The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and is administratively responsible for all aspects of the School of Nursing programs, ensuring program compliance with the State of Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Rules as well as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation requirements.


The ideal candidate will be academically and experientially qualified and demonstrate excellence in leadership, teaching, and scholarship.  The position requires an individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills to provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate program delivery, including distance education, along with strategic marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts in the School of Nursing.  You may view the position description for the School of Nursing Director at (


Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time, and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools.  The School of Nursing serves approximately 200 undergraduate and 70 graduate students annually. The School of Nursing is a leader in Performance Learning and faculty have long established relationships with clinical partners to provide exceptional clinical experiences for nursing students. The School of Nursing offers the following CCNE accredited programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (traditional and RN to BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator and Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice [MENP]), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, and DNP completion for Advanced Practice Nurses).


Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. 


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a professional narrative which describes their professional experience and effectiveness in both the faculty and administrative roles in higher education, and the contact information for three professional references.  The review of applications will begin October 26, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted electronically at (  Any questions about this position may be directed to Professor Teresa Gulley  Chair of the School of Nursing Director Search Committee.