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Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1387915
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Education

Northeastern University

Dean, School of Nursing/Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences

Requisition Number: FTFR001201

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


We are seeking nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. Working with faculty, staff, students, donors, alumni and other key stakeholders, the Dean of the School of Nursing/Associate Dean of Bouve College at Northeastern University will provide the leadership, vision, and strategic planning to continue to move the school towards its short and long-term goals in research, clinical practice, education, and status as a top-ranked school of nursing. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of our academic community and encourages applicants to apply that will provide the search team with knowledge of the candidate's diverse characteristics and experience.

Northeastern University provides an educational model like no other school, integrating rigorous classroom learning with real-world experiences, providing opportunities to study, work and carry out research on seven continents. Nestled within a college of health science, the wide range of programs offered by the Northeastern University School of Nursing from baccalaureate through doctoral degrees, including Philosophy (PhD) and Nursing Practice (DNP), is a reflection of the contemporary requirements for preparing professional nurses for an ever-increasing array of global practice, policy and research opportunities.

The successful candidate will support the Nursing school faculty by fostering a fiscally responsible, supportive environment for the research cycle from pursuing external funding through dissemination, enabling faculty to achieve continued excellence in the scholarship of teaching, promoting the development of staff, and facilitating the environment for producing excellent practitioners, policy makers and researchers, local or global.

The Dean will guide faculty and student recruitment, development, and advancement. As the school's chief representative and advocate, the Dean will articulate the school's vision and goals externally to potential students, faculty, alumni, affiliated health service providers, and donors, and internally to the university community. S/he/they will be guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit to help identify and encourage new initiatives and collaborations that can broaden and strengthen the school's programs. The Dean will guide and support a collegial interprofessional academic community characterized by the inclusiveness, cultural diversity, and respect that is fundamental to Northeastern University.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in an administrative leadership role, as dean, associate or vice Dean, department chair, or a high-level executive position outside of academia, with a demonstrated record of research, clinical excellence, and transformational leadership. Additionally, the applicant should have strong financial and operational management skills to ensure operational excellence and sustainable growth, with a demonstrated record of success in obtaining external sources of support. Candidates will have a strong record of building and maintaining productive service and research collaborations with a variety of stakeholders throughout the healthcare ecosystem. An earned PhD in nursing or a related field is required and candidates should be at, or eligible for promotion to the rank of a tenured full professor.
The successful candidate has eligibility for licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an outstanding benefits package Nominations and applications will be accepted for this position beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, visit the Bouv College of Health Sciences website and click on `Faculty Positions. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and research statement.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Valeria Ramdin (phone: +1 617-373-4197 e-mail:

Additional Information:
Bouv College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the Universitys mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Northeastern Universitys Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), opened in 2017 brings together researchers from diverse disciplines to solve global challenges and explore innovative solutions to complex human problems.

Within Bouv, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state-of-the-art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional training and education.

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 nations premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeasterns 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 nations top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Bostons historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Childrens Hospital, Brigham & Womens Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Northeastern University, located in the heart of Boston, is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, and an ADVANCE institution. Northeastern University embraces the wealth of human differences represented in our community and regards diversity as a core value. The university is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience and is committed to building and sustaining a diverse faculty, As part of the interview process, candidates will have an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to working competently across diversity. More specifically, The school seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service reflect an integration of diversity and inclusion. The candidate should be prepared to provide evidence of how their research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to Bouves commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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