Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Subspecialty: Education

Posted: 2/28/2019

Company: Indiana University School of Nursing - As an urban-serving institution whose commitment to diversity and community engagement is embodied within its mission and vision, IUPUI is a dynamic campus of nearly 30,000 students and more than 8,500 faculty and staff. As an anchor institution within the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI has been recognized for excellence in civic engagement and community partnerships. The IUSON is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world. For more information on the IUSON, please visit To learn more about IUPUI and the city of Indianapolis, please visit

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Description: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) is the academic affairs officer for the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON). IUSON includes: Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), and Indiana University School of Nursing Fort Wayne campus (IUSON-FW). The ADAA provides leadership to achieve excellence in graduate and undergraduate nursing education. The ADAA reports to the Dean, is a member of the School’s Executive Team, and participates in faculty governance as elected or appointed.

•Provides strategic direction and leadership for the academic affairs of the IUSON and to the IUSON’s Center for Academic Affairs (CAA) on the IUPUI campus
•Provides strategic and administrative direction to the faculty in the development, implementation, modification, and evaluation of graduate and undergraduate curricula
•Empowers and establishes a strong working relationship with the graduate and undergraduate faculty
•Works with academic leaders to ensure a well-integrated operational plan of the IUSON's goals and mission, and those of the campus and Graduate School
•Accountable for implementing a continuous quality improvement process and works with the Assistant Dean of Evaluation to monitor all academic program outcomes
•Represents the School of Nursing’s academic programs within the University and to external constituents
•Working with Assistant Deans and other administrators, ensures that students in all academic programs are provided positive learning experiences that result in competent professionals who meet the health care needs of the state/nation
•Promotes a consensual approach to establish the strategic direction of all academic programs so that faculty contribute in a meaningful way to achieve the desired outcomes
•Provides oversight to ensure the integrity of Indiana University’s academic programs in Nursing
•Champions and contributes to recruiting quality and diverse students to academic programs and monitors effectiveness of educational experience for the entire student population
•Working with the Assistant Deans and Directors, assures orientation of faculty and students to the graduate and undergraduate programs
•Expands resources through obtaining contracts, grants, and student fellowships
•Ensures that ANA Certification requirements are met if indicated in the graduate and undergraduate programs
•Supervises the activities of the Assistant Deans in managing all course leaders, coordinators, directors and other administrators who are responsible for academic activities
•Prepares and manages the budget for CAA and makes recommendations and implements actions to increase revenue
•Supervises and evaluates direct reports
•Provides input into faculty reviews on request
•Assumes primary leadership to ensure accreditation of graduate and undergraduate programs

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing, as well as academic administrative experience at a senior management level. Experience in curriculum development and teaching experience in higher education at graduate and undergraduate levels with a record of scholarly achievement, and eligibility for Indiana RN licensure is required. Demonstrated excellence in leadership and interpersonal skills is also required. The successful applicant will have a record of scholarship, including a history of success in obtaining extramural funding, suitable for a senior tenure-track position and appointment as a tenured associate or full professor.

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