Dean of the School of Nursing

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


You will be joining St. Thomas University (STU) at an exciting moment! Under the dynamic leadership of President David A. Armstrong, J.D., STU has had four consecutive years of record enrollment and we've set fundraising records too. Our campus footprint is also growing. In the past two years alone, we've opened the state-of-the-art Gus Machado College of Business, a new weight room for our student athletes, as well as a turf athletic field, residence hall, and a student center. And, we are going to keep growing...more students, more programs, more facilities!

As we mark our 60th Anniversary, we are setting our sights on the future while also honoring our Cuban heritage and celebrating our Catholic Identity. Come be a part of our diverse community! We are seeking energetic innovators who will help us chart the course for the University's sixth decade of impact! Let's work together to attract, serve, and inspire a diverse group of students who will leave STU prepared to be ethical leaders and change agents in our global community.

Located in sunny Miami, Florida, St. Thomas University is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its picturesque 144-acre campus and through distance learning. Its academic offerings include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only ten years. St. Thomas University is the only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.


The Dean should be an individual with a proven record of accomplishment in partnership development, building strong academic programs, recruiting, training, evaluating excellent faculty, and building excellence in academic operations. The Dean will be the champion of the School of Nursing and the point person for the programs. Under the direction of the Provost of the University, the Dean is responsible for the overall coordination and leadership of all academic matters of the School of Nursing. STU currently has undergraduate nursing programs both on-line and on ground and graduate nursing programs on-line. The Dean will direct and be responsible for recruitment and enrollment goals and ensure that the marketing of the programs is competitive. The Dean will oversee and direct all communications goals for new and returning students. STU has a unique advantage of offering programs internationally particularly in the Caribbean, Central and South America.


  • In collaboration with the program directors and faculty, promote the development and ongoing review of academic programs to increase the academic quality in all curricular programming.
  • Oversee compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet workplace and placement expectations.
  • Responsible for providing leadership in managing, planning, and implementing comprehensive pre- and post-licensure nursing programs (including graduate level programs) for delivery in support of University.
  • Ensure processes are in place to track, monitor and record student completion and/or program outcomes.
  • Oversee the implementation of academic strategic planning.
  • Monitors NCI-EX scores and proactively creates, implements, and communicates appropriate corrective action plans when outcomes do not meet institutional goals.
  • Make recommendations regarding the instructional budget of the institution and oversee the budget for the School of Nursing.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer, Program Directors, Faculty, Simulation Lab Coordinator and Skills Laboratory Coordinator to ensure availability of supplies, classrooms, and staffing required for the academic instruction of the program.
  • Reviews and develops action plan based on student and faculty feedback for improvement of program.
  • Coordinates the hiring, evaluation and professional development of faculty, program directors, and staff in the School of Nursing.
  • Make recommendations on faculty promotions and contracts
  • Review and approve School of Nursing policies.
  • Assures student course evaluations are administered each term, and that the feedback is provided to faculty in a timely fashion.
  • Holds regular faculty meetings to provide for subject matter correlation and curriculum evaluation, and to coordinate activities of importance to full-time and adjunct faculty. Be accountable for the University's compliance with accreditation requirements for all academic programs;
  • Make decisions concerning the placing of students on academic probation and the dismissal of students for academic deficiency.
  • Establish recruitment and enrollment goals.


The Dean of the School of Nursing reports directly to the Provost, works in accordance with University policies, procedures, and objectives.


The Dean of School of Nursing supervises the School of Nursing.


  • Must hold an unencumbered current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Florida or Compact License.
  • PhD or DNP degree is required.
  • Five (5) years of senior level experience in higher education and possesses a distinguished record of excellence in teaching and nursing; clinical practice in Nursing as noted in CV.
  • Position requires critical thinking, reading, planning, preparing, evaluating, and decision making.
  • Physical demands in classroom and office are minimal and considered sedentary work with occasional lifting and/or carrying such articles as records, files, and books (10 pounds maximum).
  • Will be a bridge between administration and School of Nursing;
  • Has previous experience with CCNE/ACEN or NLN accreditation process.
  • Is an effective leader and advocate for faculty, staff and students;
  • Understand the dynamics of the trends and changes in nursing education;
  • Effective interprofessional collaboration in academia and healthcare.

Tuition Benefit

After 1 year of continuous full‐time service, employees are eligible to enroll in STU’s bachelor and master courses, tuition‐free. The program will cover a maximum timeframe of 125% of credit hours attempted toward the degree program. Employees may enroll in STU’s doctoral program, with a 40% tuition discount, under the same conditions.

Catholic Identity

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity. All employees are therefore expected to respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University’s religious mission. All employees hereby acknowledge their familiarity and support of the religious affiliation, mission and values of St. Thomas University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse and inclusive organization. It is the policy of the University to fill each vacancy with the candidate who represents the best fit for the position and to promote and transfer employees from within whenever possible and practical. Employment decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s personal capabilities, qualifications, and ability to assist the University in fulfilling its mission without discrimination. With regard to the latter, the University’s program of recruiting employees for mission aims to inform prospective employees of the University’s mission and to help them and hiring personnel determine how they will support and contribute to the University’s mission.


St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Employer. E-Verify® is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. STU will utilize E-Verify® to verify employment eligibility for all newly hired employees.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Doctorate (Required)

Work Location: In person

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