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Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NWHSN) is one of the nation’s top nursing programs. NHWSN is conducting a national search for an Associate Dean for Academic Advancement who is a leader and champion in supporting diverse faculty as they develop their scholarship and leadership and prepare NHWSN nursing students to work collaboratively and effectively in complex and evolving health care systems. The Associate Dean thrives on academic entrepreneurship, embraces the energy of change and innovation, values and champions diversity and inclusion, and is committed to ensuring that faculty are prepared to advance nursing education, research, practice, and service.
Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing and as a member of Leadership Council, the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement position provides additional leadership for the School to achieve its strategic goals, works collaboratively with all the other Associate Deans and Assistant Deans and the faculty accelerating the excellence and growth of the NHWSN assuring a culture of educational excellence, faculty leadership, discovery and scholarship and innovative practice.
The Associate Dean ensures adherences to the NHWSN’s values and contributes to the leadership and achievement the University’s strategic initiatives; directs and executes programs and/or systems enhancing faculty effectiveness; maintains authority over the fiscal management of the Office of Academic Advancement; and provides visionary leadership throughout the University and through engagement with key nursing organizations.
The responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement extend across the whole faculty, including those on all tracks. This role will supervise recruitment and hiring, orientation and mentorship of new faculty, support of junior and midcareer faculty in their efforts to secure promotion in all tracks, and tenure, provide career advancement support to faculty, lead overarching initiatives to enhance the professional development of the faculty, and oversee all faculty administration actions.
The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other Associate/Assistant Deans, faculty members, and administrators across the university to ensure NHWSN is successful in its mission. This individual will represent the School of Nursing on academic affairs within the Provost’s Office working closely with the Council of Associate Deans from colleges across Emory University. The Associate Dean may chair relevant committees within the school and lead strategic initiatives as well as serve on institutional-level committees. Through hiring, tenure and promotion decisions, and executive leadership presence, this role leads the development of vision and strategy for change that improves the school overall.
The Associate Dean for Academic Advancement engages in four broad areas of responsibility: Faculty Recruitment, Faculty Development, Faculty Mentorship, and Leadership and Administration.
Leadership and Administration
The successful candidate will exercise astute judgment in all matters related to faculty development activities and monitoring of career progression. The position requires flexibility and the ability to respond to multiple demands in a time-sensitive manner, willingness and ability to participate as a team member and to work collaboratively with NHWSN leadership. The Associate Dean should have the following qualifications and attributes:
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