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Dean of Nursing
Date Posted 09/15/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Provost and Dean of Faculties, the Dean and inaugural Jack and Mary Ann Remick Chair of Nursing provides vision and leadership for a suite of nursing programs at Saint Mary’s that includes the launch of a new 4-year undergraduate nursing degree at the Winona undergraduate college campus, the transition from the MS in Nurse Anesthesia to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and the finalization of a RN to BSN bachelor’s completion program. A unique opportunity exists to launch new and revitalize existing nursing programs in concert with the university’s new strategic plan and its distinctive Lasallian Catholic mission. The person in this position will establish and champion an inspiring vision for the undergraduate nursing program that integrates Character Education and Virtue Formation according to the framework developed by the Jubilee Centre in the United Kingdom at the University of Birmingham overlaid with Lasallian principles and aligned with the scholarship of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.  A complete profile providing a full description of this opportunity can be accessed here.  

Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Found the School of Nursing on sound footing with comprehensive curricula, programs that will meet market demands and attract students, and attract dedicated faculty and staff.
  • Establish short, medium, and long-term goals designed to launch or transition nursing programs and maintain their excellence, strengthen interdisciplinary work, continue to enhance health care partnerships, student placements, co-op and internship programs and opportunities, and secure resources for development and expansion. 
  • Leverage partnerships to expand prospective student pipelines from underrepresented communities and ensure that these students receive support before and after graduation. 
  • Work to build an inclusive environment in which faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds feel supported and encouraged in their work and will cultivate meaningful partnerships and practices toward that goal.
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with key stakeholders, including the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Nursing Advisory Board and national professional associations in Catholic nursing such as NACN.
  • Responsible for faculty and staff recruitment, hiring and retention, and provide support for a culture of fairness, transparency, and collegiality. 
  • Provide intellectual leadership; work closely with faculty and academic leadership to determine how to best balance teaching, research, and service commitments in support of the university’s mission and the nursing program’s strategic goals.
  • Assess the programmatic landscape of the undergraduate nursing degree, evaluating and enhancing the program to meet the demands of the healthcare community while integrating Character Education, Virtue Formation and the Lasallian Catholic charism. 
  • Play a key role in inspiring and securing philanthropic support by outlining a compelling vision and sharing it with potential donors, granting agencies, and foundations.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution is required. 
  • Five years’ experience in a full-time teaching and/or administrative position in an approved college of professional nursing is required.
  • Current licensure or license eligibility as a registered nurse in Minnesota.
  • Minimum of five years of nurse education, with three years’ experience in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, along with academic, administrative leadership experience, preferably in Catholic higher education.
  • Pattern of increasing responsibilities and significant achievements, particularly in the areas of program development, nursing curriculum, faculty recruitment and development, and accreditation. 
  • Experience in a small university, as well as in public leadership roles on and off campus, and in the broader community.
  • Demonstrated mission-orientation with an understanding, excitement, and commitment to the Lasallian Catholic tradition, bioethics, Catholic virtues, and character development.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter/statement of interest, resume/CV, transcripts for all degrees, 5 professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with David Miliotis, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at (507) 457-1421 or dmilioti@smumn.edu.
Contact Email dmilioti@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
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