Gonzaga University — Dean, School of Nursing & Human Physiology

Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology (SNHP) has proposed a bold plan to reimagine itself as the School of Health Sciences. The university seeks a dean to steward pursuit of this exciting new vision for school and for the future of health sciences at Gonzaga University.

The school builds on Gonzaga’s lasting commitment to exploring the human sciences and health professions in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. By adding programs in disciplines such as public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work, among others, the school will drive an innovative and collaborative approach to health scholarship and teaching at Gonzaga. 

SNHP currently offers degree programs in Nursing, Human Physiology, and Nurse Anesthesia Practice, providing students with opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the field of healthcare as they engage in learning and research with exemplary faculty, pursue social justice by serving vulnerable populations, and engage with health communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Gonzaga was the first private institution to join the University of Washington School of Medicine as a full partner in the WWAMI network—a cohort of institutions across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho that seeks to prepare the region’s next generation of healthcare providers, leveraging resources in seeking cost-efficient solutions.

Through the UW-Gonzaga Health Partnership, the two institutions are advancing a new model of institutional collaboration, creating professional development opportunities for students and benefitting the communities they serve.

Gonzaga University is a Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic institution and the oldest and largest Roman Catholic university in the Pacific Northwest. The university educates and inspires nearly 7,300 students to shape a better world through critical thinking, creativity, leadership, service and faith. Students at Gonzaga are prepared to serve the common good, to engage in dialog with multiple cultures and religious or ethical traditions and to pursue lives of leadership and justice rooted in the Jesuit tradition.

The university seeks in the next dean an accomplished educator and scholar with a record of building consensus and collaboration that is infused with a deep commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about and experienced in both education and clinical environments and have a record of engagement in local healthcare communities.

An earned doctoral degree in a health sciences discipline is required, along with a record of teaching, scholarship, and professional achievement that merits appointment as an associate or full professor at Gonzaga University. To learn more, download a detailed leadership profile here.

WittKieffer is assisting Gonzaga University in this search. Applications should include a CV and a letter of interest. Materials can be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Claudia Teschky at GonzagaSNHP@wittkieffer.com.

The salary range for California/Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada/New York City/Washington residents is $200,000-$250,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, geographic location, etc. In addition to your salary, Gonzaga University offers benefits such as, comprehensive benefits package, tuition waiver and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).

Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status, veteran status, gender, race or other protected category.

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