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School of Nursing invites nominations & applications for Dean

Posted: Jan. 7, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin invites nominations and applications for Dean of the School of Nursing. The UT Austin School of Nursing is a national leader in nursing professional education, graduate education, and research. The University of Texas is one of the premier AAU research universities in the world, with numerous renowned colleges and schools, as well as highly regarded departments, centers, and programs. It enjoys the good fortune of being located in Austin, the capital of Texas, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and one with a thriving economy and vibrant population.

As chief executive officer of the school, the successful candidate will be expected to effectively communicate a vision and plan for leading the School of Nursing to the highest levels of excellence in its mission of professional nurse education, graduate education, research, and public service. The Dean must be dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary research and education and to providing a sense of community within the school. Effective skills for interacting with both internal and external constituents of the School are a necessity. Evidence of having secured financial support for research and/or educational purposes and knowledge of, or experience in, raising funds from alumni and in the public and private sectors must be shown. The dean reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the university.

The successful candidate must qualify for appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure, have a nursing degree and an earned Ph.D. in an area relevant to academic nursing. The dean must possess a strong national and international record of academic accomplishment. The candidate must demonstrate a history of leadership and prior academic leadership experience is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2010, although nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted electronically. A curriculum vitae, names and addresses of five professional references, and a letter of interest summarizing the candidate’s accomplishments and academic nursing philosophy should be sent by e-mail to:

M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D.
Co-chair, Consultative Committee for Selection of the Dean of the School of Nursing
Dean, College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin
e-mail: nursdean@utlists.utexas.edu

Additional information about the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is available at the School of Nursing website.