Senior Associate Dean of Research, Tampa, Florida

University of South Florida College of Nursing
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Florida, USF Health, is searching for a dynamic collegial leader to serve as Senior Associate Dean of Research at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a nurse leader to continue the positive trajectory of the College of Nursing as an internationally renowned center of nursing excellence.

The Senior Associate Dean of Research reports directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing. The individual must bring vision to the task of building the College’s research enterprise, coupled with an ability to communicate in a fashion that inspires others to expand the research footprint of USF.

The Senior Associate Dean of Research will be an academically distinguished nurse scientist with exceptional collaborative and entrepreneurial leadership abilities. In addition, the incumbent is expected to be a nationally recognized scholar in his/her field of study with a demonstrated ability to serve as a champion for faculty, students and staff.

The major responsibilities of the position include serving as the institutional leader who shapes and directs the strategic scientific vision for the college. The Senior Associate Dean of Research is expected to identify and facilitate research collaborations among faculty, promote and increase the national standing of the college, as well as recruit, lead and retain high-quality research talent.

Founded in 1973, the College of Nursing is one of four colleges in USF Health at the University of South Florida, and offers baccalaureate, master's, CRNA, DNP, and PhD programs. The College of Nursing is comprised of 67 full- and part­-time faculty and 74 affiliate faculty and has over 700 clinical affiliates including 10 major hospitals within a 10-county service area in West Central Florida. The College of Nursing enrolls 2,155 students and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs.

In addition, the master's and nurse anesthesia major in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Both the MSN and DNP program are ranked in the Top 50 on the 2021 U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit the College's website, found at

USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together these campuses serve more than 50,000 students and offer undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees.


Over the past five years, USF has been the fastest-rising university in the nation, public or private, on the U.S. News and World Report's list of best universities. USF ranks as the 46th best public university in America. 

High-impact, global research is central to USF's mission as the state's only metropolitan Preeminent Research University, as designated by the Florida Board of Governors. In 2018, USF reached the top 25 public universities for research expenditures – and 42nd in the nation overall among public and private universities. With total research expenditures of $592 million in 2017-2018, USF is at the forefront of cutting-edge research in medicine, science, engineering, the arts and more.

The University of South Florida offers a nationally competitive salary and excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Applicants must complete an application through the University online recruitment system, Careers, to be formally considered for this position by the Search Committee.