Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean Search

Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University

Set to open in summer 2019, the Health Education Campus will welcome nursing, dental, medical, and physician assistant students to a space expressly designed to advance interprofessional education.

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU or University) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (School of Nursing or School). Established in 1826, CWRU is an independent research university and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University’s 3,600 faculty and 3,100 staff are dedicated to CWRU’s mission of improving and enriching people's lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration and education that dramatically engages students. With more than 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes, CWRU is an institution focused on solving the biggest issues of today and tomorrow.

As the School of Nursing approaches its 100th anniversary, it is at an exciting point in its history. It is a globally recognized leader in innovative nursing education, research, and practice. Ranked 5th for DNP and 6th for MSN programs by the 2019 US News and World Report, the School also has a record high of nearly $5.6 million in NIH funding last year, ranking 7th among schools of nursing. In Summer 2019, the School will be relocating to a new $515 million Health Education Campus that will bring together the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Dental Medicine into a combined space.

The School of Nursing seeks in its next Dean a nursing leader of national stature with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills. The Dean will advance the School’s excellence in research and scholarship along with its outstanding education and clinical programs, clinical practice, and community service. The Dean will expand and diversify revenue sources. S/he will play a lead role in recruiting diverse and talented faculty, oversee the development and mentoring of faculty, and work well with the School’s faculty governance structure. S/he will understand changes in healthcare and higher education and how to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders, clinicians, educators, and researchers. The Dean will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to collaborative interprofessional healthcare education, practice, and research.


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