Founding Dean of the College of Health and Founding Director of the School of Nursing

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Founding Dean of the College of Health and

Founding Director of the School of Nursing

St. Paul, Minnesota

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota’s largest private university, seeks two forward-looking, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individuals to serve as the Founding Dean of the College of Health and the Founding Director of the School of Nursing.

The Founding Dean of the College of Health has a distinctive opportunity to build a college from the ground up and help train a new generation of highly skilled, culturally sensitive health care professionals of the future who will help improve health care and health education in the Twin Cities region and beyond. The Dean, working with various stakeholders and constituents, will define and execute a broad vision for the College of Health that integrates healthcare teams, addressing health and wellness of the whole person, by bringing together St. Thomas’ existing School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology with the new School of Nursing. The Dean will be a builder and a thought leader at the vanguard of health care integration.

The Founding Director of the School of Nursing will work closely with the Dean to build both graduate and undergraduate nursing programs that reflect the Catholic tradition of care and contribute to the mission of the College. The Director will create a vision and plan that will position the University of St. Thomas as a center for excellence in nursing and nursing education, in which cutting-edge teaching and learning are integrated with practice and a focus on improving health outcomes and wellness of individuals and communities across Minnesota and beyond.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The University is a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition that serves more than 10,000 students studying across eight academic colleges and schools. St. Thomas has metropolitan campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rome and currently offers more than 90 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts, and 60 graduate degree programs, including engineering, business, education and law. St. Thomas emphasizes a values-centered, career-oriented education, connecting students and alumni to the surrounding community through internships, career options, and partnerships.

The University of St. Thomas has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profiles and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the Founding Dean of the College of Health search (www.imsearch.com/6752) and the Founding Director of the School of Nursing search (www.imsearch.com/6753). Electronic submission of materials is required.

Julie Filizetti, Sabrina Singh, Joseph Kralick, and Sunny Zhang

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA  94111

 Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer