University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 84709

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 01/12/16

 

Working Title:
Dean of the School of Nursing
Official Title:
DEAN(A20NN)
Degree and area of specialization:
PhD or other terminal degree; record of excellence in research, teaching and service that would ensure eligibility for tenure at UW-Madison.
  License/certification:
 Eligibility for Registered Nurse licensure in Wisconsin is required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Tenured member of the faculty of UW-Madison or a record of scholarship, teaching and service elsewhere that would qualify the individual for tenure at UW-Madison.
Principal duties:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, established in 1848 and considered one of the world's outstanding public research universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the School of Nursing. UW-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research and public service, with revenues of $2.8 billion, a student body of approximately 43,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 22,000, and a campus environment that facilitates cross disciplinary collaborative research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked among the top universities in the world, and ranked 4th in research and innovation funding in the U.S.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, established in 1924, is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin. The school is an integral academic partner situated in the health sciences sector of campus with the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, the American Family Children's Hospital, and the William Middleton Veteran's Administration Hospital. The School has a long history of interdisciplinary research in health care and is taking the lead in interprofessional education. The School of Nursing has consistently been ranked among the top 25 nursing programs in the U.S. for more than 15 years.

The school recently relocated to a new, state-of-the-art $53 million facility, Signe Skott Cooper Hall. The building is designed to support best practices in nursing and interprofessional health education, as well as future growth in faculty, research, and demonstration programs and enrollment. At the heart of the new building is the Center for Technology-Enhanced Nursing (CTEN). This innovative instructional and research unit with five simulation environments supports the ability to simulate entire episodes of care utilizing clinic, hospital, home and e/health support environments, with an immersive virtual environment now in development. In addition, the School of Nursing leads the development of team-based, problem-focused learning on campus in its 300 seat active learning classroom complex.

The School of Nursing presently has an enrollment of more than 500 students, offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degrees. Its mission is to develop leaders for the profession and society, to make discoveries, to enhance systems, and to assure health for all through leadership, innovation and collaboration in research, education, and practice.

The Dean, who reports to the Chancellor through the Provost, serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the school with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, budget planning and management, research / curricular / and student academic affairs, and fund raising.

Desired qualities:
* A record of inspiring, successful administrative leadership in higher education with evidence of a commitment to advancing the quality of undergraduate, graduate, and professional instruction;
* A record of promoting innovation and excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, outreach and public service, including leadership in the use of new technologies to support these activities
* A deep understanding of the role that nursing education and research play in advancing the nursing profession and improving human health;
* Strong communication, budget, personnel management, strategic planning and fundraising skills;
* Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in forming partnerships and leveraging academic nursing resources to improve population health outcomes;
* A commitment to expanding support for research and scholarship in order to enhance knowledge creation, translation, dissemination and policy impact;
* A commitment to diversity, as evidenced through research, scholarship, service, organizational development, and/or a record of hiring and retention of diverse students, staff and faculty;
* A desire to advance interprofessional education, working with academic and clinical leaders in the health sciences;
* An ability to assemble and lead a strong leadership team.

Duties and responsibilities:
* Leads the school in the development and implementation of its vision, mission, and strategic framework;
* Supervises the overall administration of the School of Nursing;
* Serves as the Chief Academic Officer for academic program accreditation purposes.;
* Plays a lead role in the development and administration of complex, multi-unit budgets;
* Provides leadership in securing external funding from government agencies, foundations, corporations, alumni, and private donors;
* Collaborates with other deans and campus leaders in activities that support UW-Madison;
* Represents the School of Nursing in local, state, UW-System, Big Ten (Committee on Institutional Cooperation), and national and international forums;
* Participates actively in the recruitment, retention, and evaluation of faculty, and other personnel;
* Works with central university and School of Nursing staff to maintain data used in assessment and decision making;
* Provides leadership in the development of new educational programs and initiatives;
* Ensures that all units in the school are reviewed periodically in accordance with university policies
  Additional Information:
 Applicants should include: a current resume or curriculum vita; a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position; and the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to Professor Barbara Bowers, chair of the search and screen committee, at nursing-dean-search@provost.wisc.edu by January 25, 2016, to ensure consideration.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
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Department(s):NUR/ADMINISTRATION
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Term:N/A
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 01, 2016
Number of Positions:1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: JANUARY 25, 2016
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should include: a current resume or curriculum vita; a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position; and the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to Professor Barbara Bowers, chair of the search and screen committee, at nursing-dean-search@provost.wisc.edu by Monday, January 25, 2016, to ensure consideration.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Barbara Bowers
Phone: 608-263-5189
701 Highland Ave   
Fax: N/A
5130 Cooper Hall, Signe Skott   
Madison, WI 53705-2202   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.