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Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (School). Established in 1826, CWRU is an independent research university and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The School of Nursing is one of seven schools and a college at CWRU.

As the School of Nursing approaches its 100th anniversary, it is at an exciting point in its history. It is a globally recognized leader in innovative nursing education, research, and practice.  Ranked 5th for DNP and 6th for MSN programs by US News and World Report, the School also has a record high of nearly $5.6 million in NIH funding last year, ranking 7th among schools of nursing. In Summer 2019, the School will be relocating to a new $515 million Health Education Campus that will bring together the Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dental Medicine into a combined space.

The School of Nursing seeks in its next Dean a nursing leader of national stature with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and negotiating skills. The Dean will advance the School’s excellence in research and scholarship along with its outstanding education and clinical programs, clinical practice, and community service. The Dean will expand and diversify revenue sources. S/he will play a lead role in recruiting diverse and talented faculty, oversee the development and mentoring of faculty, and work well with the School’s faculty governance structure. S/he will understand changes in healthcare and higher education and how to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders, clinicians, educators, and researchers. The Dean also will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to collaborative interprofessional healthcare education, practice, and research.

Nominees and applicants must be a registered nurse (RN) with a graduate degree in nursing, and hold a doctoral degree. S/he must demonstrate scholarly distinction appropriate for a tenured appointment as a full professor at CWRU.

Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Amy Segal and Randi Alberry.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216.368.8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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