Dean of the School of Nursing

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic, visionary, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Dean of the School of Nursing.

The Dean will have exceptional opportunities to lead a nursing school recognized for innovative research in border health, Hispanic health, and health disparities in one of the largest binational communities in the world.

UTEP is designated as a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in El Paso, Texas. UTEP enrolls approximately 25,000 students in 74 bachelor’s, 74 master’s, and 22 doctoral programs. School of Nursing faculty are highly prepared and support the institutional mission of access, excellence, and impact as contributors to student success and engaged scholarship.



Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and holding an endowed faculty chair, the dean of the School of Nursing will serve as an essential member of the University’s leadership team. The dean selected will be expected to effectively develop and manage organizational resources, represent the shared organizational purpose and vision of UTEP and the SON, establish collaborations/partnerships with internal and external entities, build leadership capacity, and spearhead organizational change when appropriate.



The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications:  a master’s degree in nursing, an earned Ph.D., and a record of accomplishment meeting the requirements for the rank of professor with tenure. It is expected that the dean will possess the leadership qualities necessary to administer a large school (approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students) that admits and graduates undergraduate students several times a year. SON students are diverse, with 80% of all students identifying themselves as minority members, and 22% of all students identifying as males.



The School of Nursing enrolls more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and operates on a $5.6 million budget. Its faculty of 90 members offer one undergraduate degree, three graduate degrees, one doctoral degree and one graduate certificate program. The School has established research programs and partnerships that are key to UTEP’s great success in serving as a regional catalyst for economic development, social mobility, and enhanced quality of life. Read more about the School of Nursing at



UTEP is an urban, public university located in El Paso, Texas, a growing community of more than 840,000 which, together with Juárez, Mexico, forms one of the world’s largest bi-national metropolitan areas. UTEP is part of the University of Texas System. It is a nationally recognized public university, with an 80% Hispanic student population. UTEP proudly reflects the demographic composition of the bi-national region from which it draws the vast majority of its students.


In the fall of 2019, UTEP was recognized as one of the top universities for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook on Education. UTEP ranked in the top 10 for total Hispanic enrollment among four-year schools and total Hispanic graduate degrees granted. Read more about UTEP at


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In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

UTEP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.