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Oregon Health & Science University seeks an Associate Dean for Statewide Undergraduate Nursing Programs
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Location: Portland, Oregon

The Position:
The Associate Dean for Statewide Undergraduate Nursing Programs position is being established to strengthen support for the OHSU School of Nursing’s academic program faculty, program leaders, and Campus Associate Deans for both in-person and online undergraduate programs offered across five physical campuses. The School of Nursing has a long tradition of innovation across multiple missions. The education mission is the largest mission and the traditional, accelerated, and baccalaureate completion programs serve the entire state. As new faculty and academic leaders are brought into the School, OHSU seeks to support their success in teaching, research and scholarship, and practice, and their well-being across their careers at OHSU. The Associate Dean will help to deepen these efforts and actively support the delivery of OHSU Nursing programs.

The newly created Associate Dean for Statewide Undergraduate Nursing Programs reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and has administrative oversight for the statewide undergraduate programs, across all campuses and including the online RN/BS program. The Associate Dean is responsible for partnering with campus and undergraduate program leadership to ensure enhanced collaboration and consistency in areas including program delivery, faculty recruitment and retention, accreditation, student support, and policy. This individual also serves as coordinator for statewide delivered courses. The Associate Dean will work within an environment described as a team of teams and collaborates with the Senior Associate Dean for Practice in supporting undergraduate program faculty who practice and the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity in supporting students and DEI efforts. The Associate Dean will be a resilient problem-solver who demonstrates strong support for diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and health equity through a commitment to increasing the diversity of undergraduate faculty and supporting faculty development in trauma-informed systems principles and inclusive learning. The Associate Dean may be permitted to select a preferred workplace location among OHSU’s five physical campuses, as long as he/she/they can travel to Portland as frequently as is needed. The Associate Dean is expected to visit the five campuses regularly.

It is presently anticipated that the initial appointment as Associate Dean will carry a three-year term with the option of reappointment for additional terms. As a member of the Nursing faculty, the appointee will be awarded faculty rank at the level justified by their qualifications. The Associate Dean is not expected to be assigned coursework as the instructor of record but may be called upon to lecture or otherwise serve in an instructional capacity. The faculty appointment is separate from the administrative appointment as Associate Dean.

To Apply:
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, parties who apply by February 13, 2023, will be given first consideration. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence. Please submit a PDF version of your CV/resume and letter of interest upon application.

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Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. OHSU is proud of its commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at
503-494-5148 or


Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
This is a full time position

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