Saint Xavier University, in Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The position is available July 1, 2020.
Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a distinguished four-year, private Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of being Chicago's first Catholic university.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS), recognized for excellence by both national and regional organizations, in the heart of one of the country's great metropolitan centers. The SONHS encompasses the School of Nursing, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as additional programs in Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Administration and Gerontology Studies. The SONHS's administrative structure now also includes the Saint Xavier University Health Center, which serves the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community, and the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic. The SONHS is one of only three Chicago area nursing programs that has been designated by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in nursing education for efforts in creating and sustaining an environment that enhances student learning and professional development within a culture of intentional caring; and in 2018 it became one of only five schools nationwide to have received this designation for a fourth consecutive time.
The new Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences will hold an earned doctorate (or the equivalent professional degree) and be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor with tenure. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics as well as the leadership agenda for the new dean, at www.academicsearch.org under the "Open Searches" tab.
Application and Nomination Procedure The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. To arrange a confidential conversation about this position, please contact the senior consultant facilitating the search, Dr. Eric Richtmyer, at Eric.Richtmyer@academicsearch.org. Phone inquiries can be made at 202-332-4049. The position is open until filled, but only applications received on or before September 15, 2019, can be assured full consideration.
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a current vita, and the names and contact information for five professional references (with a brief note explaining their relationship to the candidate). References will not be contacted without first notifying and receiving permission from candidates. Nominations and application materials should be sent to: SXUSONHS@academicsearch.org.
Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.