South Dakota State University

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing

The South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing. SDSU seeks an energetic academic leader with practical strategic vision, successful administrative experience, as well as outstanding academic credentials and strength in fostering diversity, who can facilitate SDSU’s intention to achieve high levels of excellence in academic programs, research, and service.

The Associate Dean, who reports to the Dean of the College, serves as the executive who leads and administers the development, implementation and evaluation of our outstanding Bachelor of Science inNursing (BSN) education program, and an undergraduate Health Science minor. The BSN program includes traditional eight semester undergraduate options, accelerated post- baccalaureate options, and anRNto BSN option. Undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Nursing are located in multiple communities, including the main campus in Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, South Dakota. The RN to BSN option is available online. The position is based on the beautiful main campus of South Dakota State University in the vibrant community of Brookings, SD.

The new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Nursing, working along with other Associate and Assistant Deans, as well as the current Dean, Nancy Fahrenwald, will have a most unusual opportunity to manage day-to-day operations while also planning and implementing numerous  strategic initiatives aimed at guiding the College to lead the preparation of professional nurses, both in breadth and depth of programming as well as geographic reach via blended learning modalities. In particular the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs manages standard undergraduate, RN to BSN, and health science academic programs in all locations. This is a tenure track administrative appointment in the College of Nursing, which may include additional responsibilities as directed by the Dean. The next Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Nursing will be  expected to add creative energy and skilled leadership aligned with the vision and mission of SDSU.

The position is a full time, 12-month appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

The academic programs offered by the SDSU College of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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