Marian University has an outstanding opportunity for a highly energetic, visionary nursing professional to lead the Leighton School of Nursing (LSON). The successful dean will strategically manage and grow the school consistent with the university mission and values. This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative and dedicated leader to work with students, faculty and staff to guide the LSON as it continues to pursue excellence in nursing teaching, simulation, research, interprofessional education, and service. The LSON currently has over 750 BSN students and 21 full time faculty located with the College of Osteopathic Medicine in the newly constructed Evans Center for Health Sciences. This unique leadership opportunity will allow the right person to continue the successful efforts of the LSON in all undergraduate programs and to immediately oversee the development of new masters and doctoral (DNP) programs.
The Dean of the School of Nursing is one of five academic deans of the university reporting to the Provost. Internally the dean is responsible for strategic and operational planning for the School, promoting faculty and program development, managing budget priorities, and representing the School to the Marian community. The dean has direct oversight of all nursing degree programs. He/she will be encouraged to explore entrepreneurial activities in curriculum programming, delivery mechanisms and partnerships. Externally the dean is responsible for representing the school and its program to the broader community through partnerships that promote the academic mission of the School, and to work with the appropriate university offices to support fundraising, grant writing and strengthening of alumni relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for development and direct oversight of all degree programs in nursing, traditional, hybrid and on-line.
- Foster growth through recruitment, retention, and advancement of highly qualified and diverse student, faculty, and staff populations.
- Appropriately and effectively manage the budget for the LSON
- Build a strong school culture that is collaborative, motivated and entrepreneurial
- Provide transparent, consistent and communicative leadership for the LSON
- Serve as the advocate and champion for the LSON internally and externally
- Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
- An earned doctorate in nursing from an accredited institution
- Eligible for nursing licensure in the State of Indiana
- Academic record that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure
- Academic administrative experience at or above the department chair level
- Effective interpersonal and communicative skills
- Commitment to the integration of liberal and professional learning and the creation of a vibrant campus life in a Catholic, Franciscan environment
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine’s list of Top 10 schools in Indiana “For Your Money”. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. In 2012, Marian University’s football team captured the NAIA national championship in just its sixth year of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 30 national titles.
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Marian University is an equal opportunity employer.