Dean, School of Nursing

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dean, School of Nursing


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites nominations and applications for the appointment of Dean of the School of Nursing. The University seeks a Dean who will provide active and engaged leadership, have an unwavering commitment to all faculty, staff, and students, and work to enhance the successes and outcomes of the School in key areas of scholarship, education, and practice.  The Dean serves as the chief spokesperson and advocate for the School both within and outside of the University and ensures that the School serves as a vital resource and component to the institution and the state.


Chartered in 1950, the UNC School of Nursing has developed into one of the top nursing programs in the United States. U.S. News and World Report currently ranks the UNC School of Nursing master’s program among the top six in the country, and its undergraduate nursing program among the top four in the country.


The School has 32 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, 54 fixed-term faculty, and seven fixed-term research faculty, along with 68 staff members.  In FY 2020, faculty members in the School of Nursing generated over $10M in external funding to support their research.  Ten faculty members in the School of Nursing have R01 grants, and four faculty members have K awards.


The UNC School of Nursing enrolls approximately 312 undergraduate students and 312 graduate students.  Degree programs offered in the School of Nursing are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Post Graduate Certificate Program (PGC)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)


The Dean

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Dean of the School of Nursing is the School's chief academic officer and will provide academic, budgetary, and administrative leadership for the School.  As Dean, the successful candidate will be committed to continuous enhancement of teaching, research, service, and curriculum development of the School and the translation of these efforts to solve healthcare challenges of the state, region, nation and the world. Candidates must show evidence of commitment to and engagement in activities, initiatives, and projects that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion both internal and external to the School, including recruiting, retaining, and supporting diverse faculty, staff, and students.


Candidates should have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and professional credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor.  Candidates should have significant experience and demonstrable skills in leading and managing progressive change in a large, complex environment that exist within a leading flagship university. 


To receive the full leadership profile, as well as to submit applications and nominations, please contact the University’s executive recruitment consultant:

Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner 


10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190 

Brentwood, TN 37027 


The search will remain open until filled, however, for optimal consideration, application materials should be received by November 19, 2021, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for, the position.  We especially welcome applications from leaders who understand and model the importance of inclusive excellence in higher education.


Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.