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Dean of the College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing

companyUniversity of Detroit Mercy
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/21/2023

University of Detroit Mercy (www.udmercy.edu) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing (CHP & MSON).  The College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing provide a transformative education grounded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions.  We are committed to preparing compassionate and competent health professionals, who are dedicated to serving and leading while respecting diversity and human differences, valuing social justice, and advocating for equitable healthcare within a global society.

The values that guide this work are: Learning, Mercy, Justice, Service, and Community

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the programs, providing leadership for faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring the College and programs meet the standards required to maintain accreditation.  The Dean provides the stewardship of college-wide academic programming, including the development of new programs and the revision of existing programs to meet the needs of the changing student population. The Dean will be a collaborative and inspiring leader, working with faculty to promote entrepreneurship and innovation while building and improving partnerships within the institution, the profession, and the local and regional communities. The development of interdisciplinary and interprofessional programs and partnering across the schools and colleges of the University is an integral part of the work of the Dean.  Visit Hyatt-Fennell.com for more information.

The College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing provide a transformative education grounded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions.  We are committed to preparing compassionate and competent health professionals, who are dedicated to serving and leading while respecting diversity and human differences, valuing social justice, and advocating for equitable healthcare within a global society.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university; a successful record of academic teaching, research, and scholarship with appropriate credentials in an academic department (preferably, in a discipline with the College of Health Professions); evidence of a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice; three (5 preferred) years of academic leadership experience in health professions or nursing in the higher education setting, including such experiences as department chair, program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof; prior academic administrative leadership experience is preferred, with demonstrated outstanding managerial skills and the abilities to analyze and evaluate self and others’ performance and to develop plans toward ongoing performance enhancement.

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus.  The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity and excellence of its academic community.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. Detroit Mercy exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A Detroit Mercy education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of our students.

University of Detroit Mercy is being assisted by the Executive Search Firm of Hyatt~Fennell. Submit nominations and application materials to UDMercy@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to February 15, 2023 to receive full consideration. Applications include a letter of interest, a current resumé/CV, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

University of Detroit Mercy, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, abides by all applicable provisions of federal, state and local laws. Detroit Mercy does not discriminate in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion (except where religion is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for the job), national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable law

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