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Assistant Dean

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Dean & Ass't/Assoc Clinical Professor

About Northeastern:
The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The School of Nursing in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University has developed a research-intensive/teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. Creating an environment where students thrive begins with the faculty. Faculty of the School of Nursing is a diverse and committed group of professionals who are highly qualified, nationally known, and characterized by a range of experiences in nursing practice, research, and education that reflect an extensive degree of excellence. The ultimate goal is to advance the School of Nursing's position to one of the nation's top research schools of nursing.

The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in the state, nation, and globally. The School of Nursing is committed to co-creating an environment conducive to incubating innovative ideas and strategies aimed at creating a more dignified patient-family-centered healthcare system.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The School of Nursing invites applications from highly-motivated candidates for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. This position is a 52-week faculty appointment with an anticipated start date of summer/fall, 2021.

The Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs for the School of Nursing has responsibility for the School's undergraduate, prelicensure academic programs. The Assistant Dean reports directly to the School of Nursing Dean and Associate Dean in the Bouve College of Health Sciences. The Assistant Dean is responsible for oversight of the strategic direction, vision, leadership, undergraduate curriculum, clinical and experiential education, regulatory compliance and quality improvement process for the undergraduate programs. The undergraduate/prelicensure Program Directors for Boston and regional campuses/sites report directly to the Assistant Dean. The incumbent approves the hiring of part-time didactic and clinical faculty and oversees the evaluation process of faculty responsible for undergraduate education. The Assistant Dean maintains effective relations with healthcare agencies and other potential clinical partners used for clinical affiliations in the undergraduate programs. The Assistant Dean will also have responsibility for oversight of preceptor selection and clinical affiliation agreements for all undergraduate programs. The Assistant Dean will take the lead on program reviews and accreditation systematic evaluation plan, regulatory requirements and accreditation including but not limited to annual program evaluations as well as the oversight of the undergraduate programs catalog and enrollment activities. The Assistant Dean is integral to supporting and carrying out the strategic plan of the School, College and University in relation to profession and interprofessional initiatives, mentorship of faculty, faculty scholarship, and service.

Qualifications require a degree in nursing and earned doctorate in nursing or related field by the start date of the appointment, eligibility for an unrestricted RN licensure in Massachusetts, proven teaching excellence in undergraduate nursing, and demonstrated excellence and commitment to supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate should possess effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with proven leadership in a major academic setting; expertise in preparation in teaching and learning principles including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:

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Additional Information:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and expertise/record of excellence and includes an outstanding benefits package

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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