Dean of the College of Nursing

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


A national leader with a tradition of excellence, the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CoNHP) will lead eleven academic areas in one of the largest undergraduate and graduate colleges for Arkansas State University. Nationally accredited and highly ranked, CoNHP provides vital education and service programs to A-State’s home town of Jonesboro, which is the healthcare hub for a 23-county Delta region, home to two large, thriving healthcare systems, and nearby metropolitan health care systems. A-State has a long history of healthcare leadership for the state, and hosts on campus the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and a large research facility at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. The dean will provide dynamic leadership to the academic areas of nursing, clinical laboratory sciences, communication disorders, disaster preparedness and emergency management, medical imaging and radiation sciences, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, athletic training, dietetics, and the recently approved occupational health and safety. These areas offer ten certificates, six associate, 19 undergraduate, eight masters and three doctoral degrees.


About A-State

Twice named as one of the top universities for social mobility by US News and a five-time selection as a top regional university by The Princeton Review, Arkansas State University meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university with close to 14,000 students, through the combination of research and a long tradition of student-friendly instruction. The second-largest university in Arkansas, A-State offers more than 130 degree areas of study, including a robust online program, and has a diverse student body from across the nation and around the world. A-State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. degree or equivalent

Experience, certification, or licensure in a health care profession


Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or terminal degree in a related discipline as well as an established record of excellence in teaching and scholarship along with a record of academic scholarly and professional achievements appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor in CoNHP. Administrative experience at the department chair, associate dean or equivalent level along with experience with financial planning and budgets, ability to organize and lead faculty groups, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and participation and leadership in shared governance are required. Other experience desired: managing department chairs and/or program directors, major gift fund raising, graduate program administration, administrative experience in student retention and recruitment.


Applicants should upload a cover letter speaking to diversity and addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, leadership statement, along with the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2021, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

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