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Dean of the College of Nursing
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

  • Jan. 11, 2017
  • Dean of the College of Nursing
  • College of Nursing
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Milwaukee, WI
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  • Dean
  • Nursing - General
    Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)
    Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
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Dean of the College of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing. Focused on meeting the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area, the mission of UWM, a major urban doctoral institution, is to provide a wide array of degree programs, a balanced program of applied and basic research, and a faculty who are active in public service. UWM has placed a special emphasis on its health-related research, teaching, and outreach missions and is promoting opportunities for collaboration and growth across health-related campus entities. UWM enrolls about 26,000 students in 14 schools and colleges. Of the total enrollment, about 4,600 are graduate students. Community engagement, entrepreneurship, and access are hallmarks of UWM’s mission.

The UWM College of Nursing is the largest nursing program in Wisconsin with over 1,600 students. Ranked in the top 6% of nursing programs in the nation, UWM faculty lead the nation in cutting edge research in a number of areas. We are exceptionally proud of our more than 9,000 alumni who provide quality evidence-based care, inspiring education, exceptional research and administrative leadership to improve health care nationally and across the globe. To learn more about the CON, visit:

The Dean of the College of Nursing reports directly to the Provost of the University, and will provide visionary leadership for the College of Nursing while serving as the chief administrative and academic officer. Areas of responsibility include: leadership in research, programmatic development and leadership at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and community outreach. The Dean provides leadership for the College and exercises responsibility for its academic and administrative operations, including personnel, budget, programs, physical facilities, research, professional practice, and educational programs; develops extramural funding by fundraising and through alumni relations; and builds and maintains strong relationships with external constituents; works well with partners across campus, the nursing workforce, and the broader community; and effectively represents the College within the University and the University within local, state, national, and global networks.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. or D.N.Sc. degree with qualifications for appointment as a tenured full professor in the College of Nursing; have proven leadership and administrative experience in an accredited school/college of nursing; and be eligible for RN licensure in the state of Wisconsin. A complete position description is available at:

The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin in February 2017, and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before February 19, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

The Chair of the Search and Screen Committee welcomes all inquiries and nominations. Please contact Kris O’Connor at Nominations should include name, position, email and telephone number of the nominee.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five references, uploaded through UWM’s Applicant Information Management System (AIMS):

In accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

  • UWM is an AA/EOE employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Kris O’Connor, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
    College of Nursing
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    P O Box 413
    Milwaukee, WI 53201


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