Assistant Dean of the PhD Program and Senior Faculty

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



Assistant Dean of the PhD Program and Senior Faculty


Why Louisville? Louisville is known not only for the Kentucky Derby and its culinary scene, but also for its spirit—whether that is the city’s compassion and creative energy or its bourbon.  Louisville Tourism describes the city as a combination of heritage and innovation, authenticity and originality, quirkiness and friendliness that’s completely unique to our region.


Why UofL? As a recipient of the 2020 Health Professions HEED Excellence in Diversity award, UofL exemplifies a steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion. The enthusiasm seen by faculty on campus sparks the curiosity of students and jumpstarts their motivation to learn. Working at UofL is more than a paycheck. It is a Cardinal Family encompassing diverse perspectives that are devoted to teaching, learning and developing leaders.


Why the UofL School of Nursing? The School of Nursing is a community in which faculty, staff, and students collaborate to promote excellence in the profession of nursing.  As a citizen of the larger community, the emphasis of the School of Nursing is to address the complex health needs of diverse and dynamic populations through nursing education, research, scholarship, and service.  The School of Nursing’s core values are compassion, curiosity, engagement, integrity, respect, innovation, and accountability.


Job Overview

The University of Louisville School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor and Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing PhD program.


The Assistant Dean of the PhD in Nursing Program is the academic administrative officer responsible for the PhD in Nursing Program in the School of Nursing. The Assistant Dean ensures that the standards of the School of Nursing, Graduate School, and the University are met at the highest level. The Assistant Dean is responsible for facilitating the work of graduate faculty to plan, implement, evaluate, and continuously improve the School of Nursing’s PhD Program. Recruitment of students is a major focus as the UofL School of Nursing transitions the PhD program to an online format; thus, the successful candidate shall be proficient in online course development and delivery.  The Assistant Dean of the PhD program works closely with the Associate Dean for Research and collaborates with the DNP program director in the School of Nursing to coordinate course offerings, program planning, and quality improvement


Expertise in vulnerable populations and/or substance abuse is preferred.  The successful candidate will have the academic credibility to garner respect from colleagues and work in an interprofessional and community-engaged environment seeking to improve the health of citizens locally, regionally, and globally.  Demonstrated leadership in academia and multiple venues with diverse groups is required.  Outstanding teaching in graduate nursing education is also required.  The individual must possess excellent communication and collaboration skills and be flexible and nimble in academia and the community.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in nursing or a related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and effective teaching that includes online experience.  Must hold or be eligible to obtain an unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in Kentucky.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Active research program in the area of vulnerable populations and/or substance abuse
  • Evidence of mentoring junior faculty
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and team collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • Engaged community experience


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