Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Dean, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON). This is a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to shape nursing education for the 21st century and impact healthcare by growing the availability of qualified nurses in the Southwest region.  

This position reports to the President of TTUHSC El Paso. The Dean will implement a strategic plan to meet the school’s mission to provide quality educational programs and advance excellence in health care for diverse populations through programs of scholarship, research, practice and service.  


GGHSON is one of three schools at TTUHSC El Paso, including the Paul L. Foster School of  Medicine  and  the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A fourth school of dental medicine is in development. Poised for expansion, GGHSON is a school with a track record of student success. The school’s CCNE accredited academic programs include an accelerated 16-month BSN program and a 30-credit hour RN to BSN program delivered in a hybrid setting of online, classroom, and clinical experiences. A newly approved MSN in leadership marks the school’s first graduate program. The school enjoys community support in several clinical training sites, including University Medical Center of El Paso and The Hospitals of Providence, the university’s other academic partners. 


The GGHSON is housed in a new 34,000 sq. ft. building featuring state-of-the-art technology and design with ample office, classroom, and collaborative learning spaces. A 12,000 sq. ft. Regional Training and Simulation Center provides 3 fundamentals labs with 8  patient bays for an authentic learning environment. Research opportunities are numerous  and access to core laboratories is available in supporting basic and clinical research. Construction of a new $83 million, 219,000-sq. ft. Medical Sciences Building II will be completed in spring 2019. The five-story building will more than double the campus’ research capacity and add crucial instructional space to support its growing student population.


An earned doctorate in nursing, or doctorate in another field with a Master’s degree in nursing; qualifications for the rank of full Professor, with outstanding record as an accomplished scholar and educator; eligibility for a registered nurse license with the Texas Board of Nursing; and a minimum of 5 years of experience in academic nursing and higher education experience are required. The dean will possess leadership skills related to accreditation processes, budgeting, departmental evaluation, and management of faculty and personnel. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and clinical nursing practice. See job requisition for full position description and requirements.


El Paso has ranked as the No. 1 safest city in the U.S. with a population of over 500,000 for several years running. The city is in the top 15 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Quality of Life in 2017(US News and World Report). Nestled at the base of the Franklin Mountains with over 300 days of sunshine annually, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits, and no state income tax.


Candidates should apply online. Requisition ID: 10922BR Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; a comprehensive benefits package is included.

For confidential inquiries, please contact:  

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, PhD
Search Committee Chair and Dean
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
(915) 215-4227


As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. 


Posted August 2017