Dean, Capstone College of Nursing

University of Alabama
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
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Dean, Capstone College of Nursing

The University of Alabama (UA) seeks a strategic and collaborative leader with a distinguished scholarly profile to serve as the next Dean of the Capstone College of Nursing.

The Capstone College of Nursing (CCN) is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, on the University of Alabama campus and directly across the street from a 580-bed regional medical center. In the past year, a new 32,000 square foot wing was added to the CCN building to support continuous growth of programs and enrollment. CCN currently enrolls over 2,000 undergraduate students and approximately 400 graduate students. CCN programs include: traditional, prelicensure BSN, RN-to-BSN Mobility, family nurse practitioner and mental health nurse practitioner programs at both the MSN and DNP levels, an option for dual major family and mental health nurse practitioner preparation, nursing administration at both MSN and DNP levels, post-graduate certificate programs for nurse practitioners and nurse administrators, a DNP program with both post-baccalaureate and post-master's entry options, a Joint Nursing Science PhD program – in collaboration with the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing, and an EdD in Educational Leadership for Nurse Educators – offered in collaboration with UA's College of Education. The College is home to a newly established and funded Research Center for Substance Use and Related Conditions. In Fall 2022, the Capstone set a number of new enrollment records, including record enrollment of national Merit Scholars.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will develop a future-oriented vision for the College and provide leadership on planning, curricular, research, fundraising, and budgetary decisions. The Dean will also engage with alumni, the health care community, and state and federal government officials to advance the goals of the College and University. The Dean will work collaboratively with other UA schools/colleges to develop interdisciplinary opportunities for teaching and research that will help address the unique health care priorities for the region.

Located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama is one of the nation's premier universities, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in nearly 200 fields of study. The state's flagship university, UA is designated among the Carnegie classification's top doctoral research universities. In fiscal year 2021, 38% of the 2,025 members of UA's faculty engaged in externally funded research. In all, sponsored awards brought $171 million to the University in fiscal year 2021, and research and development expenditures, a measure of output on previously funded awards, jumped 36% to $129.5 million.

Candidates must qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor in the College. The candidate must also possess a significant and progressive record of leadership in a professional setting including higher education, government, and/or a health care facility. Leadership experience gained in higher education and a sustained record of excellence in research, service, and teaching commensurate with a comprehensive research university is preferred.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names of five references (who will not be contacted without permission). These documents should be sent electronically via e-mail to Inquiries may be directed to Diane Smith at 267-766-0410 or Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172, the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


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