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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.
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