East Tennessee State University — Dean, College of Nursing

East Tennessee State University, located in the Appalachian Highlands of Tennessee, invites applications and nominations for an experienced, creative, student-focused, and impassioned academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Nursing. We seek a visionary who will foster the College’s leadership role in the state and nation as they lead a dynamic faculty in their quest for innovation and excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and their commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The incoming Dean will become an integral member of a diverse, progressive ETSU Health leadership team, which encompasses the educational, clinical, and research pursuits of the five colleges in the ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center.

The College of Nursing is the largest nursing program in the state of Tennessee, with more than 1,500 enrolled students. The College awards BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD degrees through a multitude of tracks and degree options. All eligible programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. As part of the faculty practice network, the College is responsible for 7 nationally recognized nurse-managed clinics, including the first certified Rural Health Clinic in the nation.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include an earned PhD in Nursing, doctorate in Nursing, or doctorate in related field with a master’s degree in nursing; experience as a nurse educator and a record of teaching research and scholarly achievement, and service; unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Tennessee or compact state. Preferred qualifications include an understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to support clinical practices.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a record of progressive, innovative, and effective academic leadership and administrative experience; strong record of funded research and scholarship; teaching and curriculum experience in undergraduate and graduate nursing education, including doctoral education; evidence of exceptional communication skills; demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative, constructive approaches to decision making; ability to develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external community stakeholders; commitment to diversity and inclusivity; demonstrated advocacy for faculty research, scholarship and practice that crosses the care continuum; and ability to provide strong fiscal management and oversight, and guide development activities. Applicants should have experience in rural health care and vulnerable populations; distance education; trauma-informed care and education; and collaborating with public and private sectors of health care communities for grant funding and partnership opportunities.

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is available on July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Application material must be electronically submitted via eJobs at https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/16754 .

Additional information about the College, ETSU Health, and the University is available here. Questions may be directed to: Debbie Byrd, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Dean and Professor, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and Chair, College of Nursing Dean Search Committee
byrddc1@etsu.edu.

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