Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, one of six campuses of the distinguished Washington State University (WSU) system, seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Nursing. The Dean will be a key partner in WSU’s ambitious plans to increase the size and impact of WSU Health on the people of Washington and beyond. The successful Dean will strategically manage and grow the teaching, research, and service portfolios of the College, consistent with its core values of integrity, caring, altruism, social justice, and maximizing health potential while also helping WSU Health become a true hub of healthcare innovation with cutting edge research, highly engaging inter-professional education, and partnerships that will transform the future of healthcare. This is an exceptional opportunity for a person who wants to make a significant difference working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff within of the College of Nursing, with the leadership of WSU Health, and across Washington State University as it continues to create both knowledge and community impact across the State of Washington and beyond.
As the College of Nursing celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Dean will have the opportunity to rally the community around the development and implementation of a shared strategic plan and vision for the College that celebrates its role as the largest producer of nurses in the Pacific Northwest, embraces advances in healthcare education and delivery, advances WSU’s “Drive to 25” initiative to become one of the top 25 public universities in the U.S., and renews WSU’s commitment to its land-grant mission. WSU is currently redefining what it means to be a 21st century land-grant institution, committing to increasing research productivity while serving the citizens of the State of Washington in new and expanded ways. The CCNE accredited College of Nursing, with its myriad community and clinical partners across WSU’s campuses and in counties across the state, is distinctly well-positioned to confront the critical challenges facing the profession by increasing the number of nursing graduates at all levels of education while advancing research and cultivating novel strategies to expand evidence-based community-based health care.
In order to lead WSU College of Nursing to new levels of success, the Dean will need to address the following:
Develop a shared vision for how the College of Nursing can fulfill its mission as part of a 21st Century land-grant university
Advance innovative nursing and inter-professional education and delivery to ensure community needs are met
Serve as a visible and vocal advocate, champion, and fundraiser for the College
Nurture an environment of trust, respect, and inclusion among College of Nursing students, faculty, staff, alumni, emerita faculty and clinical affililations
Further develop and strengthen an efficient and comprehensive infrastructure to fully achieve the academic, research and service missions
Washington State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/7098. Electronic submission of materials is required.
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently-separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.