University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is accepting applications for the Dean of the School of Nursing (SON). Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Nursing, responsible for providing strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program. The Dean will lead the school in promoting a research environment conducive to inter-professional endeavors, advancing innovative educational programs, and facilitating practice initiatives. The Dean will effectively define, articulate and promote the School’s contributions in local, regional and national arenas of nursing, healthcare and policy. The successful candidate will be a strong, self-assured, entrepreneurial leader able to infuse the UMMC School of Nursing with a sense of pride, of purpose and of excellence.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is the state’s only academic health science center. UMMC encompasses seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health-related professions, graduate studies, pharmacy, and population health. Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. The Medical Center’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of patients and the community through excellent training for health-care professionals, engagement in innovative research, and the delivery of state-of-the-art health care.
The SON was founded in 1948, and thousands of its graduates have cared for the people of Mississippi in health care organizations and at home ever since. The SON develops nurse leaders through innovative partnerships; unique community-based systems; evidence-based practice and research; and a focus on excellence and life-long learning.
The SON offers an array of programs to meet the needs of a diverse population of students and nurses. From early-entry points for multiple programs, online coursework; bridge pathways to all degree levels, and post-master’s certifications, the school offers choices to complete degrees in a variety of places, times and formats. The following degree programs are offered: Traditional BSN; Accelerated BSN; RN-BSN; RN-MSN; MSN and Post Masters; DNP; BSN-DNP; PhD in Nursing and BSN-PhD. Our senior leadership is committed to recruiting and hiring leaders who are “future oriented” and have proven success in the following capacities: fostering a team environment, creating organizational transformation, maximizing performance results, building trust and accountability, promoting a high performance culture and building coalitions. Nominees and applicants must hold a doctoral degree, eligible for MS licensure as a registered nurse and have demonstrated scholarly distinction appropriate for a senior level faculty appointment. Qualified candidates should confidentially submit their current Curriculum Vitae along with a supporting cover letter of interest electronically c/o: Patrick Smith, PhD, Chief Faculty Affairs Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org University of Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, age, disability, marital status, national origin or veteran’s status.
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About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, which opened in 1955, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi and is Mississippi’s only academic health sciences center. The 164-acre campus houses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. • Currently has over 9,000 employees and 2,400 stud...ents • Hospitals on campus include University Hospital, the Wallace R. Conerly Critical Care Hospital, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, and Batson Children’s Hospital • The Jackson Medical Mall houses the UMMC Cancer Institute, along with the Jackson Heart Study More than 125 medical specialties are represented by the University of Mississippi Health Care’s 450 physicians and five hospitals. As a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical center, UMHC is dedicated to improving lives through quality healthcare, cutting-edge research and education of tomorrow’s health care leaders. The University of Mississippi Medical Center unites the interrelated activities of education in the health sciences and accepts responsibility for te...aching, research, service, and leadership in this field. Its programs embrace training for physicians, dentists, nurses, and allied health professionals; graduate medical education, graduate dental education, and graduate study in the health sciences; and the delivery of health care in the teaching hospitals and clinics. The Medical Center offers equal opportunity in all its programs and services regardless of race, creed, sex, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status