Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks an Executive Director (ExD)
of the School of Nursing (SoN). The ExD will lead and grow NAU's
nursing programs during a time of unprecedented financial
investment in Arizona's healthcare workforce through Arizona's New
Economy Initiative. The next leader of the School of Nursing will
provide the vision and strategic leadership to transition the
School of Nursing from a unit within the College of Health and
Human Sciences to an independent unit at NAU. Based on the NAU's
Flagstaff Mountain Campus, the ExD will direct the development of
programs in multiple locations across the state of Arizona and will
travel to those locations.
The ExD reports to the Dean of CHHS. The position start date is
hoped to be July 1, 2022.
Northern Arizona University rests on a student-first foundation,
true to its traditions and values as its innovations help to shape
the future. NAU has maintained boundless growth in its student
population, research endeavors, and creative scholarship since its
inception. Today, the institution serves almost 29,000 students
through multiple means of delivery: a traditional college
on a scenic campus, situated in Flagstaff's
remarkable landscape at the base of the San Francisco Peaks;
convenient classes at one of more than
across the state, providing flexibility and accessibility; and an
award-winning online experience where students can choose from more
than 125 virtual programs.
The vision and mission of Northern Arizona University's School of
Nursing is to provide outstanding education to students at the
undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, who can then provide
high quality health care services to individuals and diverse
communities in an environment of constant change and emerging
healthcare trends. The School has a wide array of academic
programs, and all programs are fully accredited by the Commission
on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The new executive director will lead the SoN through a period of
strategic growth. The state of Arizona launched the New Economy
to provide funding to meet needs in high-demand
fields that are essential to the state's vitality and economic
success. NAU has received nearly $25 million to support health
program expansions and other efforts to educate the workforce that
will drive forward the new economy of Arizona's future. Additional
investment in this initiative is expected. Over the next several
years, NAU will add program sites and increase capacity to enroll
students in these physical and mental health fields. Investments
will be made to upgrade core teaching and learning facilities in
support of impactful workforce development.
A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution is
required. If the doctorate is neither a DNP or PhD in nursing, an
MSN or MS with a concentration in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution is required in addition to the doctoral
degree. For other required and preferred qualifications and full
application instructions and requirements, see the full profile at
(Scroll down to Northern Arizona University.)
Academic Search is assisting Northern Arizona University in this
search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a
confidential conversation about this opportunity with senior
consultant Maria Thompson at email@example.com
Inquiries and nominations may be submitted, in confidence, to:
Full application instructions and required materials can be found
in the profile.
To apply and submit these materials, go to nau.jobs, and follow
the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy
606107, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page."
This position will be open until filled or closed.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.