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Associate Dean, Nursing
Gonzaga University

  • Aug. 9, 2017
  • Sep. 30, 2017
  • TBD
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Nursing - General
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At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Gonzaga University’s Department of Nursing seeks to fill a 12- month, full-time administrative position beginning in spring 2018. We are particularly interested in applicants who can provide strong, supportive leadership to a department with a campus-based BSN program and large online MSN and DNP programs with nurse practitioner and nursing administrative/leadership tracks. The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse educator and administrator with high academic standards, the ability to build collaborative relationships, and a solid record of teaching, program development, and assessment preferably in BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. This individual will also have recent administrative experience in leading a nursing education program in the role of Assistant or Associate Dean, Director, or Department Chair.


  • Provides the day-to-day operational leadership to the Department of Nursing in accordance with the mission and values of the department, the School of Nursing and Human Physiology, and the university
  • Oversees the departmental operational budget and makes recommendations for new funding requests
  • Collaborates with faculty in ensuring the integrity of the BSN, MSN, and DNP curricula
  • Recruits, interviews, and makes recommendations regarding hiring faculty and staff
  • Directs the responsibilities of four program directors who lead degree/specialty programs
  • Ensures compliance with CCNE accreditation standards and Washington state regulations for nursing education programs.
  • Creates an environment that is conducive to effective teaching and learning, promotes diversity, and encourages scholarship/research, professional development, and service
  • Reviews and signs clinical agency affiliation agreements


  • PhD in Nursing or related field; if PhD is not in nursing, then a master’s degree in nursing is required
  • Recent experience as a Department Chair, Director, or an Assistant or Associate Dean
  • 3-5 years of experience teaching in an accredited BSN or higher degree nursing education program
  • Experience in curriculum development, including simulation
  • Eligible for an unencumbered Washington registered nurse license


  • Experience teaching in BSN through doctoral programs
  • Experience with online teaching and required technology
  • Experience with the accreditation process for nursing education programs
  • Simulation experience

The required application materials include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of leadership philosophy (1 page)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three current letters of reference and contact details for three professional references.

For more information or to apply, please visit

    Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Gonzaga University
    502 E Boone Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99258
  • (509)313-5996


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