Director of the School of Nursing

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Nursing. The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School and reports to the Dean of the College of Health. The position will have a start date of July 2017.

Serving more than 22,000 students, UAA is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as “community-engaged”, UAA is a comprehensive university consisting of a campus in Anchorage, four community campuses in south-central Alaska, and several extension sites in rural communities. The UAA community celebrates a rich cultural heritage and diverse student body, inclusive of Alaska’s indigenous peoples.

The School of Nursing (SON) is accredited and offers a variety of nursing education options from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing to a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Educational opportunities for students incorporate synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. The SON has over 400 students enrolled in the nursing majors, with approximately 125 of those students pursuing their studies while continuing to reside in rural communities throughout Alaska. Personnel reporting directly to the School of Nursing Director include: 44 full-time and 9 part-time faculty positions and 5 non-faculty professional staff located in Anchorage and thirteen rural Alaskan communities. For additional information and a full list of required and desired qualifications, please view the full search profile under “Current Searches” at

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For a confidential discussion of this position prior to applying or nominating, contact Dr. Tom Fitch at The position will remain open until filled but only applications received by January 15, 2017 can be assured full consideration. Candidates should forward a letter of interest, addressing how the applicant meets the qualifications described in the profile, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of at least five references with full contact information to

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