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Dean, School of Nursing & Health Studies

University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, Washington State
$210,000 - $220,000
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell

Title: Campus Dean, School of Nursing & Health Studies

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington, Bothell invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) administrative position as campus dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) with a concurrent academic appointment as professor with tenure. The campus dean reports to the UW Bothell vice chancellor for academic affairs (VCAA). The start date for the administrative position is negotiable but preferred to be early within the 2024-25 academic year.

The SNHS offers four-degree programs: Master of Nursing; Master of Community Health & Social Justice; RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies. The SNHS enjoys a close relationship with the University of Washington Seattle and the University of Washington Tacoma.

As a collective unit, the UW Tri-Campus School of Nursing is among the top schools in the nation, with rankings in the top two among public schools for their Doctor of Nursing, Master of Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The campus dean of the SNHS will provide academic and administrative leadership to advance the school’s mission in education, practice, and service within a strong shared governance environment. The campus dean is expected to develop a vision for the future of education in nursing and health studies broadly defined, with the ability to manage the school's resources in a manner that helps it achieve its goals. The campus dean is expected to identify, recruit, retain and develop outstanding diverse faculty and staff. The campus dean will also engage with alumni, the health care community, and state and federal government officials to advance the goals of the SNHS and UW Bothell. The campus dean is expected to partner closely with leadership, faculty, and staff within the SNHS, with the other campus deans across UW Bothell, and the UW Tri-Campus School of Nursing. The successful candidate will be expected to support the school's commitment to enhancing the student body, faculty, and staff, as well as UW Bothell's commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive environment. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Tenured faculty at the University of Washington Bothell have a nine-month service period (Sept 16 – June 15). The salary range for the campus dean position is $210,000 to $220,000 inclusive of a nine-month academic year base salary and three months of summer salary for administrative responsibilities over the summer months. The campus dean is also eligible for a monthly administrative duty supplement.


UW Bothell is a student-centered campus known for engaging students through classes, team projects, and research in which students connect what they learn or create in the classroom with the broader community. This is achieved through close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The campus' academic work focuses on cross-disciplinary research, connected learning, and community engagement, and prepares students for leadership in Washington and beyond. UW Bothell is dedicated to creating a community that advances equity, social justice, affirmation, and excellence for all.


The SNHS offers four-degree programs: Master of Nursing; Master of Community Health & Social Justice; RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies. The school is committed to advancing social justice, health, and nursing practice through innovative pedagogy, research, and community engagement. The interdisciplinary faculty in the SNHS create unique educational approaches grounded in inclusive learning environments that are accessible, oriented to life-long learning, and based on the highest professional standards.

The SNHS currently enrolls 313 undergraduate students and 63 graduate students. In the academic year 2023-2024, the SNHS has 318.4 student FTEs (268.3 undergraduate; 50.1 graduate).


The campus dean is responsible for all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education, academic planning, assessment and accreditation of instructional programs, educational policy, academic resource management, development and revenue goals, oversight of the operational budget, and faculty and staff personnel actions. The campus dean oversees the faculty and staff within the SNHS while advancing the school’s mission, values, and diversity and equity plan.

School leadership: The campus dean is responsible for all matters relating to the educational, budgetary, and administrative affairs of their school. In these matters, the campus dean is responsible for faithful observance by the school of the university's general policies.

Mission alignment: The campus dean will ensure that the SNHS’s mission and strategic plan are aligned with the UW Bothell mission, vision, and strategic plan that guide the campus towards providing a leading-edge educational experience. This leading-edge educational experience is founded on three distinctive practices: cross-disciplinarity, connected learning, and community engagement.

Campus collaboration and coordination: The campus dean serves on the VCAA Leadership Council. This body provides significant advice and recommendations to the vice chancellor of Academic Affairs on core academic matters that cut across schools and other units on campus. Core academic matters include academic policy and initiatives, curricular and co-curricular activities across the undergraduate and graduate experience, and faculty and academic staff development.

Shared governance: Shared governance at the school level is an important value. The campus dean collaborates with an elected Faculty Council for the SNHS and ensures that the school has relevant bylaws for shared governance. Similarly, shared governance of the institution is another important value at UW Bothell. The campus dean collaborates with the General Faculty Organization (GFO) that is the forum for faculty deliberation and decision-making, as well as the formulation and conveyance of advice to the chancellor.

Recruit and Retain Strong Faculty and Staff: The campus dean will continue developing a faculty of distinction, establishing the highest standards in faculty recruitment, appointment, tenure, and promotion to enhance consistent excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice. This will include identifying recruitment needs to support curriculum changes and program expansion. The campus dean will support the ongoing professional development of the faculty, in particular mentoring junior faculty. The campus dean will also support the professional development of staff, providing opportunities for them to enhance their skills and prepare them for additional roles within the SNHS as well as for opportunities for advancement across UW.

External relations: The campus dean is responsible for creating and nurturing school advisory boards composed of community and industry leaders and partners. The campus dean helps advisory boards to be key partners in securing external resources to advance the SNHS.

Scholarly and professional engagement: The campus dean advances scholarly effort in relevant regional or national communities of practice related to their leadership and/or existing and emerging fields of study and professional engagement.


Develop and Communicate a Vision and Strategy: The campus dean will invigorate the faculty and staff through the creation of a vibrant vision and corresponding strategic plan for a distinguished and contemporary SNHS committed to academic and clinical excellence. The campus dean will engage the SNHS faculty and staff in determining its niche for outstanding academic programs that position graduates for success in the health workplace. The campus dean will evaluate the school’s current organizational structure, resources, information systems, and management, making appropriate changes as deemed necessary and within a shared governance process, to support its continued growth. The incoming campus dean will play an instrumental role in implementing the school’s financial resources plan.

Identify Opportunities to Increase Student Enrollment: The campus dean will lead the faculty and staff in identifying new opportunities for academic program development and exploring fee-based programs to keep pace with the changing health care field with a focus on clinical education and health care workforce needs both regionally and nationally. This will include continuing efforts to develop and launch a pre-licensure BSN program. The campus dean also will identify and promote opportunities to strengthen student enrollment and retention with a focus on value-enhancement, identify areas where technology and new pedagogies can be leveraged, and strengthen the school's fiscal status.

Advocate for the School Internally and Externally: The campus dean is expected to be a prominent and effective advocate for the school within UW Bothell, and across UW, as well as within the larger community. The campus dean will seek opportunities to strengthen communications between the school’s faculty and those of the other UW Bothell schools and community. The campus dean will ensure strong partnerships with senior leadership of the SNHS's clinical partners and Tri-Campus School of Nursing. The campus dean will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the leadership of local, regional, and national clinics, hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations to provide sites for student clinical rotations and other field experiences.

Act as the "Face and Voice" of the School : The campus dean is expected to bring prominence to the school by actively participating in local, regional, state, and national health care and academic organizations (e.g., local hospitals, health departments, AACN, CCNE and other accrediting bodies, professional organizations at the state and national levels). The campus dean will seek opportunities for philanthropic support, playing a significant role in fund raising and friend raising for the SNHS.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, implement, and lead in the following:

  • Administrative operations of academic programs such as admissions, financial aid, student affairs, planning and budgeting, faculty and curriculum assessment, & information technology.
  • Lead within an academic organization with a strong culture of shared governance.
  • Develop and successfully implement new programs in the health professions, aligning with regulation and accreditation standards and processes for health programs.
  • Be actively involved in relevant professional associations; a national reputation as a leader within the field of nursing or other disciplines within the health professions, such as public health, clinical psychology, informatics.
  • Demonstrate and maintain leadership with transparency in administration and shared governance.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Education: A doctorate in nursing or other health-related field from an accredited institution and be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Washington.
  • Academic accomplishment : A record of outstanding teaching and recognized scholarly achievement that merits appointment as a tenured professor in SNHS at UW Bothell.
  • A minimum of five years of senior experience as a dean, associate, or assistant dean, and/or department or program chair or director within a college or school of nursing, health professions or health sciences.
  • Leadership success demonstrated by a record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to meet budgets, grow revenues, develop people, work collaboratively, and take appropriate business risks to achieve goals.


All applications are to be submitted in Interfolio and should include, as separate documents, a CV, a diversity statement, and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. Priority consideration given to applications received on/before June 27, 2024.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the WittKieffer consultants assisting the University of Washington Bothell in this recruitment, Claudia Teschky and Diane Smith, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at . Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( /). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities ( ).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 .




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