Marian University has an exciting opportunity for a highly energetic, visionary nursing professional to lead the Leighton School of Nursing (LSON). The successful Dean will strategically manage the growth and development of the school consistent with the university’s mission and values. This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative and dedicated leader to work with students, faculty and staff. The Dean will guide the LSON as it continues to pursue excellence in nursing education through teaching, simulation, research, inter-professional education, and service.
The LSON currently has over 650 nursing students and 32 full-time faculty located with the College of Osteopathic Medicine in the new, state of the art Evan’s Center for Health Sciences. The Dean of the Nursing School reports to the Vice President of Health Professions and has responsibility for all nursing degree programs. In addition to several BSN programs, the LSON offers an MSN in Nursing Education degree and is developing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with Nurse Anesthetist and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) tracks.
Internally, the Dean is responsible for strategic and operational planning for the LSON, promoting faculty and program development, managing budget priorities, and representing the school to the Marian community. Externally, the Dean is responsible for fostering and developing partnerships and collaborative relationships with clinical and other community organizations. Working with the appropriate university offices to support fundraising, grant writing and strengthening alumni relations is also required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for development and management of all degree programs (traditional, hybrid and online) in nursing.
- Foster growth through recruitment, retention and advancement of highly qualified and diverse student, faculty and staff populations.
- Appropriately and effectively manage the LSON budget.
- Build and enhance a strong school culture that is collaborative, communicative and energized.
- Support and promote inter-professional education and collaboration.
- Provide strong, consistent and transparent leadership for the LSON internally and externally.
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and values of Marian University.
- An earned doctorate in nursing from an accredited institution is preferred. Candidates with a Ph.D., Ed.D. or DNP will be given serious consideration.
- Eligible for nursing licensure in the states of Indiana and Tennessee.
- Academic administrative experience at or above the department chair level.
- Effective interpersonal and communicative skills
- Commitment to the integration of liberal and professional learning and the creation of a vibrant campus life in a Catholic, Franciscan environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current CV, a cover letter, and three names and addresses of references. All complete applications should be submitted electronically thru firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Marian University is an EOE