**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Make decisions concerning the placing of students on academic
probation and the dismissal of students for academic
- Establish recruitment and enrollment goals.
The Dean of the School of Nursing reports directly to the
Provost, works in accordance with University policies, procedures,
The Dean of School of Nursing supervises the School of
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIFICATIONS:
- Must hold an unencumbered current license or privilege to
practice as a registered nurse in the state of Florida or Compact
- 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
- Will be a bridge between administration and School of
- Has previous experience with CCNE/ACEN or NLN accreditation
- Is an effective leader and advocate for faculty, staff and
- Understand the dynamics of the trends and changes in nursing
- Effective interprofessional collaboration in academia and
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.
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
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) 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)
Work Location: In person