Minimum Qualifications: The ideal successful nurse candidate will preferably have the following competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes. An earned doctorate (DNP, PhD, EdD, DNS, DNSc) from an accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic nursing and higher education administration; eligible for licensure as a registered professional nurse in New York State; record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service, which merits appointment as a tenured full professor within the College. National reputation as an academic leader who has a demonstrated record of achievement; strong, sustained record of senior leadership and administrative experience in support of students and faculty in teaching, service and scholarship excellence gained within an academic nursing setting; successful experience managing budgets in an academic institution; experience with clinical graduate nursing programs is highly desired. Involvement in an active research program or history of successful program of funded research; keen insights into the range of key issues and opportunities in the nursing profession, nursing education, research and health care delivery with the ability to position the College to meet the challenges inherent in health reform; 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; ability to recruit, retain and develop outstanding faculty; ability to raise funds from interested donors for endowments, to support scholarships, professorships, chairs and programs; the ability to work well at all levels in a complex and diverse environment, fostering a spirit of collaboration with faculty, colleagues, and administrators; demonstrated sustained success in building partnerships and relationships across academic disciplines, administrative units, and with external communities; a commitment to enhancing racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the student body and faculty; demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; outstanding judgment and the capacity to set and communicate priorities and to lead the College forward; experience implementing interprofessional educational activities.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: This is an opportunity for a visionary leader to build on the current success of the college and its faculty and take it to the next level of its development as a national leader in teaching, research, practice and service. The new Dean, working with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners, will provide intellectual leadership and a strategic sense of the future of nursing education, in order for the College to take a prominent role nationally in addressing the critical needs of the profession. The Dean reports to the President, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and serves on the President's University Executive Committee. Duties of the Dean include, but are not limited to, the following: Strategic planning for the College focused on enrollment, assessment and placements in alignment with the university mission, and in collaboration with the president's leadership team. Review and evaluation of current academic programs, student admission criteria, student enrollment and retention and clinical placements. Development of new, relevant academic programs in response to demonstrated health care needs regionally and nationally. Development of mutually beneficial relationships with other institutions and clinical education providers. Active recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staﬀ in the college. Participation with faculty to ensure compliance with accreditation standards; oversight of accreditation reviews. Identification and acquisition of additional funding from federal, state, and private sources. Enhancement of eﬀective communication with faculty, staﬀ and administration within the College and across the University, and other institutions of higher education. Fostering an environment that respects and enhances diversity among students, faculty and staﬀ. Collaboration with university-based units (e.g., Academic Aﬀairs, Student Aﬀairs, Research Oﬃce) for academic programming, policies, processes, university accreditation and other functions. Increasing collaborative programs and projects with University Hospital Nursing, including joint hires. Management and fiscally responsible oversight of the college budget. SUNY Upstate Medical University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive excellence through diversity. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.