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Senior Associate Dean, School of Nursing Newark, DE

The School of Nursing (SON) and the College of Health Sciences (CHS) seek an energetic, visionary leader and scholar to head the School as its Senior Associate Dean (SADN). Building upon a 50+ year history of innovative and nationally-recognized programs, the SADN will strategically lead the School in further promoting interdisciplinary and ground-breaking research; developing state of the art educational programs, spearheading community engagement initiatives; and overseeing the provision of excellent clinical services. To do so will require advancing and maintaining both college and university-wide collaborations, academic-practice partnerships, and community affiliations. 

The SON at the University of Delaware is a thriving academic environment housing over 40 faculty members dedicated to the education of approximately 760 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the SON offers innovative, dynamic pre-licensure baccalaureate and post-master and post- baccalaureate doctoral programs. Its growing research portfolio focuses on issues related to aging and healthy aging practices, community engagement, health disparities, and symptom science. Students in degree programs have the opportunity to train in the School’s Nurse-Managed Primary Care Center, part of UD Health at STAR which includes a Physical Therapy Clinic, and a Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic. Together, the clinics promote innovative, comprehensive, and evidence-based practice offering prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management, mental health care, Parkinson’s disease treatment, and other services to a highly diverse patient population. The Clinic serves as a fertile education experience for students to learn about working as part of interprofessional teams.

The SON is a key part of CHS, an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 148 faculty members.  In addition to the SON, CHS includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physical Therapy, and Epidemiology. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s new Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The Campus’s innovative spaces promote inter-professional education as well as research leading to the development of new health practices. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking it to the inter-professional education of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.

The University of Delaware, a state-assisted, privately governed institution, and maintains strong mutually-beneficial relationships with state and local authorities. CHS prides itself on its ability to impact the health and well-being of the population of the Delaware region through these working alliances. 

The next SADN will apply a forward-thinking, dynamic, and innovative leadership style in advancing excellence in teaching, research and clinical care. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree and qualify for appointment at the professor level, and be eligible for RN licensure in Delaware. A proven record of leadership; a strong research portfolio; experience in curriculum and program development; a commitment to professional and graduate education, diversity and inclusion, and experience promoting programs at the national and global levels are required. 

Applications, including – as individual attachments – a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and a list of references, must be submitted online through UD’s portal: Inquiries and nominations may be submitted via this website.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Pat Hastie is leading this search with Ashton Lange.

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