Job: Academic Dean, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

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Job Description

Extended Job Title
Academic Dean, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Principal administrative officer of a college/library in the Texas Tech University System. The chief responsibility is the development, supervision, and operation of the academic programs of the college or school in accordance with established guidelines, governmental regulations, and the mission of Texas Tech. The dean and staff serve as consultants on all academic matters, such as course changes, choice of major, and degree requirements.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provides academic leadership in strategic planning activities which formulate, implement and evaluate goals and objectives for the School
  • Directs resource utilization for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in collaboration with Associate Deans and faculty
  • Responsible for hiring, retention and evaluation of academic personnel and staff within the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
  • Responsible for evaluating academic personnel for tenure and promotion and submitting names of faculty eligible for consideration to the President’s Office
  • Responsible for fulfilling accreditation requirements
  • Represents the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in regional, state and national taskforces related to the improvement of nursing/healthcare resources and services
  • Provides leadership in development/fund-raising to support scholarships and other activities
  • Coordinates/maintains communications, contacts and community engagement activities
  • Reviews goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the School in consultation with students, faculty, university, and community advisory bodies
  • Oversees student issues in collaboration with Associate Deans including admission, progression and graduation
  • Provides leadership in obtaining funding
  • Demonstrates dependability, accountability and proficient functioning in interprofessional team environment
  • Encourages participation of Nursing School faculty and staff in development programs
  • Administers grants and other sources of external funding
  • Maintains membership in and participates in activities of professional associations
  • Serves as knowledgeable resource person to colleagues, students and community
  • Contributes to the generation of research findings in nursing and nursing education
  • Shares professional expertise at the regional, state, national and international level
  • Performs other duties as required

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Should ideally have achieved the rank of full Professor at previous institution
  • A national reputation as a scholar and an academic leader with a demonstrated record of achievement
  • Commitment to a student-centered learning environment
  • Involvement in an active research program or history of research activity and a successful program of funded research
  • Possess keen insights into the range of opportunities and challenges within the nursing profession, nursing education and healthcare
  • Ability to manage an academic organization and work effectively and collaboratively with community leaders, interdisciplinary professionals, and colleagues in a complex university health sciences environment
  • Prior track record of success or experience in fundraising related to program development

HSC - El Paso

Hunt SON Admin Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Executive/University Adminstra


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in nursing or doctorate in another field with a Master’s degree in nursing, from accredited institutions
  • Qualify for the rank of full Professor at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, with an outstanding record as an accomplished scholar and educator
  • Eligible for Texas state licensure as a registered nurse
  • Minimum of five years experience in academic nursing and higher education administration
  • Experience in distance learning and telemedicine
  • Demonstrated leadership skills related to management of faculty, hiring personnel, budgeting, staff development, accreditation processes and departmental evaluation
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively provide leadership to a diverse school
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and instructional methodologies
  • Knowledge of clinical nursing practice
  • Awareness of current issues/trends in nursing and nursing education
  • A democratic approach to interdisciplinary and intra-disciplinary work
  • Commitment to diversity

Does this position work in a research laboratory?