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Director of Nursing
University of Alaska Anchorage

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2020
Title Director of Nursing
University University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - General

Director of Nursing

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of School of Nursing (SON).

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a multi-campus university that serves almost 18,000 students each year, 91 percent of whom hail from Alaska. UAA is the largest university in the state and one of three universities in the University of Alaska Statewide System. The School of Nursing (SON), the biggest unit within the College of Health (COH), enrolls about 574 students, has approximately 27 faculty members and a total of 112 employees. SON offers a full suite of academic programs, from associate to doctoral programs.

Joining the School of Nursing, the director will have the opportunity to inspire and lead a school that is committed to addressing the critical workforce needs of healthcare throughout Alaska. In helping to achieve the goal set by the Board of Regents to double the number of health care graduates by 2025, the SON director will play a key role in shaping the entire healthcare community throughout Alaska. SON offers a variety of degree programs to its students ranging from an Associates in Applied Science in Nursing to a Doctor of Nursing Practice. With 15 different outposts and locations, and being the only public university program for nursing within the state of Alaska, the SON at UAA is in a unique position to be the key driver of change in the healthcare outcomes throughout the state.

The Director will serve as the chief nurse administrator and will provide effective leadership in accomplishing the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes of SON; developing and administering program budget in partnership with COH; and directing all administrative and instructional activities within SON. The director is responsible for all curricula and course planning within the School as well as student recruitment and retention. The director is the leader and advocate of the faculty and the primary intermediary between the faculty and the University administration. The director will oversee assessment and accreditation activities, budget preparation, and supervision of support staff.

Ideally, the next director will have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and academic leadership as well as an administrative record that demonstrates the following: innovative and effective leadership in nursing education and research; a collegial administrative style that promotes a culture of academic respect and collaboration with faculty, staff and students; experience in developing and leading innovative, successful graduate and undergraduate nursing programs; familiarity with the role of distance education in nursing; an ability to foster strong connections between internal and external constituencies; experience working within a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty; understanding of the importance of interprofessional education within the College of Health and other colleges at UAA; and a strong commitment to, and track record of, promoting and enhancing diversity through the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and students.

Candidates are required to possess a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline and the ability to be tenured within the School of Nursing. Additionally, applicants must meet the nursing qualifications for licensure in Alaska. The nurse administrator must be experientially qualified and must have preparation or experience in administration, education, and clinical nursing practice.

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UAA’s School of Nursing is also seeking an Assoicate Director of Nursing:…

For best consideration, please submit all nominations, inquiries, and application materials no later than April 1, 2020. Application materials must consist of a letter of interest, a statement of leadership philosophy, a CV, and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Please send all materials electronically to:

Tom Fitch, Partner
Amanda Bennett, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search & Associates, LLC

For additional information about the University of Alaska Anchorage, please visit
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA’s statement of nondiscrimination available at

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