Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 224758-LI
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Dean, Director, Executive, Instructional
Department: DEPT-A5440

Position Summary:

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing (SoN) and serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the SoN. The Associate Dean works to advance the quality and integrity of the SoN's academic programs, providing strategic vision for current curricula and future curriculum development; implementing processes and procedures to support accreditation processes; and overseeing the implementation, assessment, and promotion of all academic programs. The Associate Dean is responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight for matters related to academic affairs, including innovation, technology, fiscal management, and faculty and student success in the SoN. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will also be expected to contribute to the tripartite mission of the school: teaching, research, and service.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

An earned doctorate in nursing, education, or related field is required.
If the doctorate is not in nursing, the candidate must have a graduate degree in nursing.

This PVL 224758 is for applicants who are not seeking or are not eligible for tenure at UW-Madison. For those seeking tenure, please apply under PVL 225077.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of academic leadership experience is required. Must have a record demonstrating leadership, scholarship, and experience in nursing education. Prior experience as a teacher in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program is required. Evidence of significant professional engagement in work at the national level related to nursing education or research is strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead diverse faculty and staff and to sustain a culture that supports strong academic programs. Candidates should have exceptional conceptualization, organizational management, and leadership skills. Experience with evidence-based scholarship in educational innovation and academic excellence is a plus.

License or Certificate:

Current RN licensure in Wisconsin (or eligibility) is required.

Additional Information:

This PVL 224758 is for applicants who are not seeking or are not eligible for tenure at UW-Madison. For those seeking tenure, please apply under PVL 225077.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The School of Nursing is working with Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) on this recruitment. Please go to this website, , to visit their recruitment page. Search for "Wisconsin." Interested applicants are requested to apply via the ACES website.

Please submit a cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #224758, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, leadership philosophy, three publications, and three letters of reference as ONE pdf file.

For full consideration, please submit your application by 11/15/2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to the following individual:

Dr. Susan Zahner
701 Highland Ave, 5226D, Signe Skott Cooper Hall
Madison, WI 53705-2202
Phone: 608-263-5282


Susan Zahner
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Advertised: 01 Sep 2020 Central Daylight Time
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