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Dean of the School of Nursing

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
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Position Posting - Dean of the School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) seeks an innovative and dynamic nurse leader to serve as the Dean of the School of Nursing. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Anantha Shekhar, the Dean of the School of Nursing will set the strategic and programmatic priorities for the School. The Dean will have oversight for the administration and management of Pitt Nursing and for financial stewardship, operational efficiency, talent acquisition and retention, research, professional development, mentorship and teaching. The Dean of the School of Nursing is a member of the Health Sciences Cabinet comprised of the deans of all health sciences schools and the associate senior vice chancellors for Health Sciences. The Dean is also a member of the Provost’s Council of Deans.

We are searching for an outstanding leader, with a vision to accelerate expanding the nursing workforce, is health care-focused, has a track record of expertise in community-based strategies to address health disparities in and beyond Pittsburgh, and has demonstrated experience in tailoring investments and resources to advance the School of Nursing. The Dean will develop an energizing vision to drive Pitt Nursing into the next era. This vision will include a significant expansion of the BSN and graduate nursing programs. The Dean will bring an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to educational programs, striving for educational excellence, attraction of national and international applicants and partnering with UPMC and others to explore new approaches to meeting the workforce needs of the nursing field. The vision will incorporate strategies to advance the research agenda, facilitating the building of robust research programs within Pitt Nursing. The Dean will promote the importance of ground-breaking research, grants, publications, and other scholarly activities, while continuing to elevate the already strong national and international reputation. The Dean will partner with the other schools within Health Sciences to identify opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in research, education and clinical services.

The Pitt School of Nursing is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with the educational foundation to conduct evidence-based practice, engage in scholarly activities, and translate knowledge to improve healthcare delivery. Graduates possess appraisal/thinking skills, sophisticated clinical practice knowledge, and the ability to translate research into high-quality patient care. The undergraduate program was recently ranked 7th by US News and World and News Report in their first-ever ranking of nursing undergraduate programs.

Pitt Nursing is designated a research-intensive program by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research. It has been consistently ranked in the top 10 schools of nursing in NIH Funding. Pitt's nurse scientists are internationally known for their research in Genomics, Technology, Aging, Oncology, Health Policy, and Women's Health. The Pitt School of Nursing was the very first school in the nation to have its own on-site Genomics Lab.

The new Dean of the School of Nursing will be nationally recognized, with a history of success in leadership roles in nursing education and research and a distinguished career as a scholar and educator. A strong record of collaborative leadership is essential, as is an energetic and inventive vision for growing educational and research programs and recruiting and developing faculty.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form, a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:


Kathy Vuturo & Sarah Schumacher
Russell Reynolds Associates


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.



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