University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 24, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The UIC College of Nursing has a long history of excellence in nursing leadership, research, education and practice at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and throughout urban and rural communities locally and globally.

The UIC College of Nursing
The College has a strong reputation for achieving excellence in education, research, clinical practice and service and prioritizes community and organization involvement. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science degree, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with 12 specialties, a Doctor of Philosophy, and certificate programs that cover a spectrum of areas within the nursing sciences. The 1,500 diverse baccalaureate and graduate students apply "science to solutions" at six campuses - Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield and Urbana. UIC Nursing houses the $6.1 million, state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory, which is among the largest at any U.S. nursing school.

The faculty are recognized nationally for their outstanding productivity and excellence in research and translating findings into health care practice. The faculty practice is uniquely positioned within an academic health center and includes community-based initiatives and a federally qualified health center (FQHC).

The College has consistently ranked in the top ten among all U.S. nursing schools for NIH research funding. The UIC Nursing DNP program is ranked 6th in the nation by the 2020 US News & World Report and the RN to BSN Online Degree is ranked 3rd. The College has maintained its Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care with the World Health Organization for over 30 years. The College has 29 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing and 7 faculty in Sigma Theta Tau's International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The University of Illinois Chicago
Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is the city's only public research university. Its 16 academic colleges serve more than 33,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, a leader in providing access to underrepresented students. With seven health sciences colleges, UIC is the state's principal educator of health professionals and a major healthcare provider to underserved communities. UIC students become professionals in fields ranging from law and business to engineering to education, liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, and social work, as well as architecture, design and the arts. UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of one of the world's greatest cities. The campus is designated a Minority, Hispanic, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The university is a five-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. UIC is ranked 22nd among the 340 U.S. public universities and a top 10 best value university, according to the 2021 Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings.

The Opportunity

The Dean has executive responsibility for the College and reports to the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, who oversees UIC's seven health science colleges and the care delivery system ( The position of Dean requires dynamic leadership, innovative vision, as well as outstanding communication and administrative skills. The Dean should build, sustain and expand clinical, research and education programs locally and globally. The Dean must be able to align essential internal and external constituencies toward common goals and to garner resources through leadership of the clinical enterprise, education, fund-raising, extramural research support and prudent budgeting and resource management.

The College is committed to increasing diversity in our college community and incorporating teaching, practice and scholarship focused on the moral and ethical principles that founded the nursing profession. The Dean will embrace UIC Nursing’s commitment to condemning racism in all its forms and supporting education, policies and practices that advocate for equity and social justice for all people. The College is committed to eliminating structural and anti-Black racism. UIC Nursing is dedicated to strengthening our alliance with and support of all individuals and communities at risk of marginalization and/or violence including Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ persons, religious minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities.


Candidates should have a doctorate in nursing or a related field; an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, professional accomplishments and qualifications consistent with appointment as a full professor and eligible for tenure; demonstrated commitment to diversity and fostering an inclusive environment; success as a mentor to faculty and students; excellence in teaching and learning, and support of shared faculty governance; experience with Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) programs; strong collaborative negotiating and administrative leadership experience as well as a national reputation. Eligibility for RN licensure by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Nursing is required.

For fullest consideration, submit an application, including a letter of interest, resume/CV at by February 22, 2021. Nominations may be submitted confidentially via email to

Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Robin Mermelstein and Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, Co-Chairs
Search Committee for Dean of the UIC College of Nursing
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
University of Illinois Chicago
914 S Wood Street (MCA 104, MC 973)
Chicago, IL 60612

The University of Illinois Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University's Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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