Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s
Internal Number: 495158-2276_1632515933
The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing is pleased to invite applications for an Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (ADGS) leads, organizes, directs, and assures continuous quality improvement of key functional areas and missions related to the School's graduate academic tracks and its certificate programs. The position will include a simultaneous appointment as a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure, full Clinical Professor. This leadership role entails attention to the statewide, national, and global context within which the School operates programs and develops and executes its strategic objectives. The ADGS drives and facilitates collaboration across sectors of the School and the University, ensuring involvement of community partners and constituents, as appropriate, to promote achievement of the School's academic objectives and to foster program relevancy and improvement. The ADGS works in partnership with faculty leaders to achieve a high level of communication, customer-service orientation, and performance standards.
The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective teaching and learning at the graduate level, including innovative courses and instructional methods and mentoring of students in scholarly work, outreach, and professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of groups underrepresented in nursing; demonstrate through scholarly work, teaching, and public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
The successful candidate will be directly accountable to the Dean of the School of Nursing and will collaborate with the Dean, Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as well as the DNP Program, PhD Program and MS Track Directors to advance the scholarly mission and strategic objectives of the School of Nursing. The ADGS will supervise MS academic graduate track and certificate directors, the Director of the DNP Program, and pre- and post-matriculation enrollment services for graduate programs. (For a complete job description, please go to https://nursing.uconn.edu/about-the-school/open positions/)
The ADGC may participate in teaching, may continue his/her own research/scholarship program, and may serve in the capacity of the Dean in her absence or when requested and authorized, and will participate in scholarly activities and professional services that are required of members of the University faculty community. The role of Associate Dean is a 'management exempt' position.
UConn's School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide. It has 61 full time faculty members, 618 undergraduate and 261 graduate students, inclusive of MS, DNP and PhD programs, and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship in pain management, correctional health, high risk infancy, and gerontology.
Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
All applicants must have an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field
Must be eligible for APRN licensure in the state of CT by the date of hire
Experience teaching in an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to contribute through scholarship, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience at the level necessary to be appointed as Clinical Professor
Prior administrative experience in an academic setting, e.g. as department head, program director, or associate dean
Demonstrated excellent record of involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education
Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP)
Eligibility for APRN licensure in the state of CT by the date of hire
Teaching experience across all levels of nursing programs (BS, MS, DNP)
Administrative experience with budgets and fiscal management, with accreditation and regulatory body policies and processes, with clinical placements (including contracts, preceptors, time demands, and match of student-to-unit), or with regulatory testimony and report creation
Evidence of service to the university, the field, or profession through leadership in professional organizations, editorial activities and successful involvement in undergraduate/graduate curriculum development
This is a full-time, 12-month management-exempt position that includes a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. As this position will include a simultaneous appointment as a full-time, non-tenure Clinical Professor, the selected candidate may also be asked to teach at one of UConn's regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18490 and submit the following application materials:
Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
One-page teaching statement;
One-page research and/or scholarship statement;
One-page commitment todiversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
Names and contact information for five professional references.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the department website at www.nursing.uconn.edu.
Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school's website at http://nursing.uconn.edu/.
This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.