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Dean Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), one of the world’s premier universities and health sciences institutions, invites applications and nominations for the Dean of its School of Nursing. Perennially ranked as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the world, the School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing and healthcare and continues to redefine nursing education through a remarkable combination of academic rigor, extraordinary nursing research and scholarship, and unparalleled opportunities for nursing graduates.

The University seeks a dean who will create and foster a community that leverages the School’s exceptional faculty, staff, and students to lead the nursing profession into the future. The Dean will be expected to find new ways to sustain the growth of the School and to deftly expand and steward resources. The Dean will be deeply committed to mentorship and nurturing a diverse and inclusive internal community that encourages all members of the School to reach their individual and collective potential. The ideal candidate for Dean will be a nursing leader of national and international prominence with the ability and stature to address the challenges facing nursing education, research, and practice, and an eagerness to provide a vision for achieving the School of Nursing’s ambitious goals. The Dean is responsible to President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar for all aspects of the School’s academic programs, research activities, fundraising, finances, outreach, and other operations. The Dean of the School of Nursing also sits on the Board of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

To fulfill accreditation requirements, nominees and applicants should be eligible for RN licensure in the state of Maryland, hold a graduate degree in nursing, and hold a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate scholarly distinction appropriate for an appointment as a full professor in the School. Significant experience in nursing education, research, and practice is expected. The search committee will review candidates immediately and continue until a new appointment is made. Diversity is highly valued, and members of groups underrepresented in nursing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence below.

Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Amy Segal and Frannie McBrian.


Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.


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