Dean of the College of Nursing

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Dean of the College of Nursing

Non-traditional. Unconventional. Amazing.

Different is what we are. Differently is how we educate and operate.

One of the few upper division institutions in the country, and what we fondly call a 100-year-old “start up”, Resurrection University invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing where our motto is…”It’s Amazing to be Needed.”

About Our Students

  • Average age 30
  • Fifty percent are career changers; commuters
  • One of the highest percentages of male nursing students in the country
  • Diverse: 30% Caucasian, 21% Hispanic, 18% African American, 17% Asian

How ResU is Different

  • Currently the only nursing institution in Chicago with an evening/weekend program
  • Continuous format: Students can earn the BSN in 16 to 20 months
  • Small class sizes for more personalized attention
  • The only Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Chicago focusing on Urban Health

Reporting to the vice president of academic affairs, the dean will provide leadership for the College of Nursing in alignment with the university’s new strategic plan. The ideal candidate will ensure academic excellence by adhering to regulatory and accreditation requirements and by responding to changes in health care practices to ensure graduates are competent to practice in a changing environment. The dean will also provide fiscal stewardship, monitor key metrics, utilize the latest adult teaching/learning strategies, and provide for faculty development and succession planning. The dean will also mentor our professors who are highly experienced healthcare professionals who teach students with real-world experiences while  encouraging them to grow.

Preferred qualifications include the following:

  • An earned Doctorate in a relevant field of study and a master’s degree in nursing is required; Doctoral degree in nursing preferred.
  • A current license to practice nursing in the State of Illinois or eligibility for licensure in Illinois is required; professional certification and or licensure in a specialty area in nursing is encouraged.
  • A minimum of 3 years of prior administration experience in a college of nursing is required; 3 to 5 years is preferred.
  • The ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization and outside contacts, using a high degree of judgment and discretion.
  • The ability to handle confidential materials and information, always maintaining credibility through business relationships.      
  • Prior experience in instruction, curriculum design, program implementation, and evaluation in an NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited nursing program is required.
  • Record of current membership and active leadership roles in recognized organizations associated with academic leadership in nursing is required.
  • Evidence of scholarly accomplishments, and self-development through participation in continuing education offerings, advanced study, and/or professional activities required.
  • Eligibility for faculty appointment as associate professor or professor required.

Resurrection University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association, holds CCNE accreditation for nursing programs, JRCERT accreditation for the Radiography programs, and CAHIIM accreditation for the Health Informatics and Information Management programs.

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Resurrection University in this search. Initial screening of the applications and nominations will continue until an appointment is made. Application materials should include a letter addressing how your experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Joe Stanley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Alex Matthews, Senior Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

Resurrection University provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, order of protection status, marital status, parental status, military status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected classification, in accordance with applicable law.  Resurrection University is also committed to providing a professional, respectful and safe work environment that is free from harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, order of protection status, marital status, parental status, military status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected classification, in accordance with applicable law.

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