Founding Director of the School of Nursing

Search for the Founding Director of the School of Nursing

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, Minnesota

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota’s largest private university, seeks a creative and innovative founding Director of the School of Nursing. This is tremendous opportunity to build a new School, focused on nursing excellence, integrative healthcare, community partnerships, and the Catholic commitment to service as a key pillar of St. Thomas’ newly created College of Health. Working closely with the founding Dean of the College of Health, the Director of Nursing will build a talented and diverse faculty and create a set of nursing programs dedicated to addressing health and wellness of the whole person. Further strengthening St. Thomas’ strong relationships with local, regional, and Catholic healthcare providers, the Director of Nursing will leverage the University’s influence and strong reputation to create a collaborative and innovative model for nursing and healthcare. 

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 institution 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, Italy 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 founding Director of the School of Nursing will imagine, build, and lead a School that will help meet the strong regional and national demand for nurses while expanding the academic and programmatic offerings at St. Thomas. The School of Nursing joins two existing units within the new College of Health - the School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology - and the Director of Nursing will identify key opportunities for collaboration, forging meaningful partnerships across campus, throughout the Twin Cities region, and more broadly. The Director of Nursing will shepherd the School through accreditation and create a supportive culture of mentorship, academic excellence, and a strong dedication to service.

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 profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: ( Electronic submission of materials is required.

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