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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1827622
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health

Assistant Dean & Ass't/Assoc Clinical Professor

About Northeastern:
The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

The School of Nursing in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University has developed a research-intensive/teaching/learning environment for students and faculty. Creating an environment where students thrive begins with the faculty. Faculty of the School of Nursing is a diverse and committed group of professionals who are highly qualified, nationally known, and characterized by a range of experiences in nursing practice, research, and education that reflect an extensive degree of excellence. The ultimate goal is to advance the School of Nursing's position to one of the nation's top research schools of nursing.

The wide range of programs offered by the School of Nursing from baccalaureate through DNP and PhD degrees highlights the responsiveness of the School to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in the state, nation, and globally. The School of Nursing is committed to co-creating an environment conducive to incubating innovative ideas and strategies aimed at creating a more dignified patient-family-centered healthcare system.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities.

Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. Northeastern University has an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students and approximately 4,300 faculty and staff. Situated in downtown Boston, it is one of the nation's most dynamic private educational institutions. Northeastern is recognized as a leader in experiential learning - the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Innovative research and educational efforts have led to a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and the dramatic changes at the University are reflected in a dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report's rankings of top 100 U.S. research universities in the last few years.

Northeastern has identified health as one of three major University-wide interdisciplinary strategic initiatives, and the University is making a major investment in interdisciplinary health research, making faculty hires in the last few years in personal health informatics, data science and visualization (with a health data emphasis), environmental health, health systems, health policy, urban health, population health, and health administration.

About the Opportunity:
The School of Nursing invites applications from highly-motivated candidates for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs/Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. This position is a 52-week faculty appointment with an immediate start date.

The Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs for the School of Nursing has responsibility for the School's undergraduate, prelicensure academic programs in Massachusetts and in North Carolina. The Assistant Dean reports directly to the Dean, School of Nursing/Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences. The Assistant Dean is responsible for oversight of the undergraduate curriculum, regulatory compliance and quality improvement process for the undergraduate programs. The undergraduate/prelicensure Program Directors for Boston and regional campuses/sites report directly to the Assistant Dean. S/he approves the hiring of part-time didactic and clinical faculty, and oversees the evaluation process of faculty responsible for undergraduate education. The Assistant Dean maintains effective relations with healthcare agencies used for clinical affiliations in the undergraduate program. The Assistant Dean will also have responsibility for oversight of preceptor selection and clinical affiliation agreements for all undergraduate programs. The Assistant Dean will take the lead on program reviews and accreditation including but not limited to annual program evaluations. The Assistant Dean is integral to supporting and carrying out the strategic plan of the School and College in relation to profession and interprofessional initiatives, mentorship of faculty, faculty scholarship, and service.

Qualifications require a degree in nursing and earned doctorate in nursing or related field by the start date of the appointment, eligibility for an unrestricted RN licensure in Massachusetts, proven teaching excellence in undergraduate nursing, and demonstrated excellence and commitment to supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate should possess effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with proven leadership experience in a major academic setting; experience in preparation in teaching and learning principles including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:


Salary Grade:
N/A for faculty lines

Additional Information:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with education, training, and expertise/record of excellence and includes an outstanding benefits package

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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