School of Nursing Dean Search
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic, visionary and entrepreneurial leader to serve as dean of the School of Nursing. UTEP is designated as a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in El Paso, Texas, one of the largest binational communities in the world. UTEP enrolls approximately 25,000 students in 74 bachelor’s, 74 master’s, and 22 doctoral programs. School of Nursing faculty are highly prepared and support the institutional mission of access, excellence, and impact as contributors to student success and engaged scholarship.
The School of Nursing (SON) is located in the modern College of Health Sciences and Nursing building on the main campus. Like the rest of the campus, the beautiful and unique design of the building reflects the architecture of Bhutan. Facilities include a 16,000 square feet Simulation Center, high-tech classrooms, conference rooms, an advising center, student study rooms, and individual faculty offices. The Bio-behavioral Research Lab facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and offers support for varied inquiries into health disparities on a local, national, and international level. Educational programs include a traditional four-year BSN, a five-course online RN-BSN, and traditional and online graduate programs in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration, along with four Nurse Practitioner programs (GNP, AGACNP, PNP-PC, and PNP-AC), and a DNP program. The SON partners with the College of Health Sciences in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program.
Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and holding an endowed faculty chair, the dean of the School of Nursing will serve as an essential member of the University’s leadership team. The dean selected will be expected to effectively develop and manage organizational resources, represent the shared organizational purpose and vision of UTEP and the SON, establish collaborations/partnerships with internal and external entities, build leadership capacity, and spearhead organizational change when appropriate. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications: a master’s degree in nursing, an earned Ph.D., and a record of accomplishment meeting the requirements for the rank of professor with tenure. It is expected that the dean will possess the leadership qualities necessary to administer a large school (approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students) that admits and graduates undergraduate students several times a year. SON students are diverse, with 80% of all students identifying themselves as minority members, and 22% of all students identifying as males.
UTEP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at email@example.com.
For more information about UTEP and the SON, please go to utep.edu for general information and to utep.edu/nursing for specific SON information.
Applications, queries or nominations should be sent to Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D., SON Dean Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.