Dean, College of Nursing

Montana State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing. The next Dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to elevate the College as a premier provider of nursing education and nursing scholarship. The Dean will lead a College that offers student-centered educational programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and clinical doctorate levels. The Dean oversees a statewide system of programs that provide opportunities and guidance for students to develop their scholarly potential and master the knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent nursing care and influence positive change in complex health care systems.

Founded in 1893 as Montana’s land-grant institution, Montana State University has established a national and international reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, agriculture, architecture, education, engineering, health and human development, and nursing. Routinely listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best buys for undergraduate education, it is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated Montana State University as a “high research activity” institution.

Located in Bozeman, one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States with a 2014 population of nearly 42,000, the area is renowned for its beautiful vistas, proximity to Yellowstone Park, and an active skiing, hiking, biking, fly-fishing community. A depth of cultural life, expected from much larger cities, matches the natural beauty. Bozeman supports a wealth of artistic organizations, including a world-class museum, a symphony orchestra, opera, ballet, community theatre, and numerous galleries. Bozeman is ranked number two on list of top 10 cities offering the best quality of life.

A complete position prospectus may be found at:  For further information about the position and the Montana State University College of Nursing:

Assisting the search committee will be:  Garry W. Owens, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, AGB Search,,  806-239-3049. Potential candidates are encouraged to initiate a conversation about this opportunity through an initial email contact with Dr. Owens prior to submitting materials. Nominations and application materials should be submitted by the target date of March 24, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials include:  1) a letter of interest 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references (please indicate your professional relationship with each). All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. To request an accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651;

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: