Medical University of South Carolina

Dean, College of Nursing

The College of Nursing, one of six colleges of the Medical University of South Carolina, is responsible for the education, research, and practice of nurses in an interprofessional health sciences environment. The philosophy of the College of Nursing embodies the concepts of nursing, health, person, and environment, within education, research, and practice. The faculty believes that the discipline of nursing is both an art and a science. The College of Nursing offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science. The baccalaureate program is campus-based, while all graduate programs are offered entirely online. The College houses a state-of-the-science clinical simulation laboratory and the Technology Applications Center for Healthy Lifestyles (TACHL). In addition, the College has a robust research portfolio and a number of faculty clinical practice sites.

The Opportunity

The Dean of the College of Nursing is the chief administrative, executive, and coordinating officer of the College. He/She will provide leadership in administering all facets of the College, its programs, future directions, faculty and student affairs, curriculum, and resource development. The individual will provide leadership in the development of the College, including setting a vision, identifying goals and developing a plan of action to achieve excellence through the Strategic Planning process with  faculty. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The Candidate

The successful candidate must  have  an  earned  doctorate (PhD or DNS or DNSc) from an accredited  institution; a master’s degree in nursing if the doctorate is not in nursing; eligibility for South Carolina nursing licensure; and a distinguished record of professional, community and university  service; record of research and scholarly productivity commensurate with rank. Candidates must demonstrate a previous record of academic administrative experience, strong leadership and organizational abilities, along with the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and the demonstrated ability to facilitate student/faculty collaborative service and scholarship. This individual should possess effective interpersonal skills with experience in Responsibility Centered  Management (RCM) in an academic health science center environment strongly preferred.

The Community

Charleston is considered one of America’s most beautiful cities with historic attractions, lovely churches and synagogues, museums and galleries, world-class shopping and many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating and golf.  

Accepting applications through August 31, 2017. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be submitted to:

Alan D. Johns, Senior Vice President
Diane D. Smith, RN, BSN, Assistant Vice President
Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Division
Tyler & Company
400 Northridge Road, Suite 1250
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone: 770-396-3939, Ext. 6552


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted August 2017