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

The Position:
The Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs position is being established to strengthen support for the School’s academic program faculty and program directors. The OHSU School of Nursing has a long tradition of innovation across multiple missions. The education mission is paramount, and it is strengthened by the mission of the Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs to produce leaders. As new faculty and program leaders are brought into the School, OHSU seeks to keep its Nursing programs leading edge while also supporting the success of faculty and program leaders in teaching, research and scholarship, and practice, and maintaining 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 Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and has administrative responsibility for the master’s degree programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree tracks including Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) specialty (in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for APRN Programs), post-masters, and Health Systems and Organizational Leadership (HSOL) program. The Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs works within a School environment described as a team of teams, and collaborates with the Senior Associate Dean for Practice and Assistant Dean for APRN Programs in support of graduate faculty who practice and the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity in supporting students and DEI efforts. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is responsible for working with graduate program leaders to ensure program delivery support, faculty recruitment and retention, and building and supporting collaboration and integration across specialty tracks. The Associate Dean is a resilient problem-solver who demonstrates strong support for diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and health equity through commitment to increasing the diversity of faculty and supporting faculty development in trauma-informed systems principles and inclusive learning. The Associate Dean will be located at the main campus in Portland.

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 as a content expert in their field of specialization. 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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