Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing. The position demands a visionary and compassionate leader with a passion for inter-professional collaboration and a strong commitment to shared governance.
CDU is a non-profit, student-centered institution, recognized as both a Historically Black Graduate Institution (HBGI) and a charter member of the Hispanic Serving Health Professions. Founded in 1966, CDU is “committed to cultivating diverse profession health leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for the underserved population through outstanding education, research, clinical service and community engagement.” Established eleven years ago as one of the three academic divisions (College of Medicine & College of Science and Health), Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing has grown quickly to become the largest school within CDU.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) serves as the senior academic and administrative officer of the school and provides the vision and leadership necessary for setting and achieving strategic, regulatory, and financial outcomes that reflect CDU’s commitment to excellence. The Dean is responsible for managing all school operations, including academic planning and program development, national and state regulatory bodies/agencies, faculty and staff performance, budgeting and resource development, and implementation of academic and administrative policies.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of academic program administration and accreditation, innovative scholarship and teaching, a keen awareness of new directions in nursing education, research and healthcare delivery, data driven and data informed management, and demonstrated ability to manage a comprehensive budget and expand program resources through sponsored research, philanthropy, and community outreach. A doctorate in Nursing or related Health Sciences is required, Ph.D., preferred. BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited institution, eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor in the School of Nursing and Licensed as a Registered Nurse in California or eligible licensure as a Registered Nurse in California are required. Five years in academic nursing or healthcare administration with at least two years in leading a pre-licensure RN program and/or Nurse Practitioner program; robust experience in leading nursing accreditation activities, experience with CA BRN and CCNE/NLN is required; two years as a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care and three years of administrative experience required. Two years in a post-licensure nursing program (e.g., RN-BSN, DNP), preferred. Click here for the full position description: https://greenwoodsearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/CDU-Dean-MMDSON-PD.pdf
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. is assisting CDU in the search. Review of confidential applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. A complete application includes a letter of interest describing experience relevant to the position requirements; current resume/curriculum vitae; and contact information for five professional references. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, position, address, telephone number and email. Application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments.
Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:
Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,
Search Manager and Senior Executive Search Consultant
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination and/or harassment, including but not limited to: discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), physical handicap, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetics, or religion. CDU does not prohibit the use of any language unless such prohibition is required for business or academic purposes. CDU will reasonably accommodate any employee or job applicant that requires such an accommodation.
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