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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 772210
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Nursing
Department: Nursing 10033616
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Health Care Professional, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University, a member of the Big Ten founded in 1855, is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research 1 university. The CON draws on MSU’s robust network of partnerships with health care organizations and institutions to enhance the skills of trainees and nursing professionals as well as to deliver excellent, high-quality care throughout the growing health care system. This network spans nearly the entire state of Michigan and includes the Sparrow Health System, McLaren Health and recent partnership with the Henry Ford Health that will expand MSU’s presence in Detroit and create additional opportunities for clinical placements, research studies, and community partnerships.
MSU CON employs 134 total full-time faculty and staff, which includes ten fellows in the American Association of Nursing and ten fellows in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Spartan nurse educators, practitioners, and researchers are transforming the delivery of health care through their innovative research approaches that improve patient outcomes. For FY21, the CON had $6.7 million in total research funding, including $2.5 million in federal funding and 46 publications that advance evidence-based practice and continual quality improvement. The CON is a founding partner in the MSU research collaborative known as The Trifecta Initiative for Interdisciplinary Health Research that unites the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the CON to serve as a launchpad for the interdisciplinary development of innovative computing and communication technologies to improve health care and address health disparities.
The Dean of the College of Nursing reports to the Executive Vice President (EVP) for Health Sciences and sits on the Executive Board of MSU Health Care. The Dean is also a member of the Deans’ Council that is chaired by the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean sets the vision for the College, upholds the strength of the Spartan nurse brand and reputation, and ensures that the CON is contributing to MSU’s land grant mission. The Dean will have oversight of devoted faculty and staff, will develop new efforts to increase representation, and will set the tone for a collegial culture and inclusive work climate. The Dean will build bridges within the college, across the university, and beyond to cultivate enhanced education and clinical experiences and collaborative research opportunities. The Dean will ensure that the CON is a leader and key contributor in developing and supporting innovative programs in interdisciplinary health care research, inter-professional education, health equity, and other areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

DNP or PhD in a health sciences discipline

Minimum Requirements

The Dean must be a superb administrator with the ability to oversee workload and service contributions of faculty and empower program leaders and staff. The Dean will need to be visible and dedicate attention to community-building and strengthening culture on campus. At the same time, they will also serve as the external face of the CON. The Dean will embrace the current trends that are rapidly impacting the profession and position MSU as a pioneering leader for the future health care environment. The successful candidate will be a nursing professional with administrative leadership experience in nursing education, and a track record of scholarly and clinical engagement. A DNP or PhD in a health sciences discipline and eligibility for licensure to practice nursing in the state of Michigan is required.

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, and a one-page statement on how your leadership, teaching, scholarship, and/or service has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Michigan State University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist the Dean of the College of Nursing Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is successful or closed.

For more details, including the full position profile and to submit in confidence inquiries, referrals, curricula vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement on how your leadership, teaching, scholarship, and/or service has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, please visit: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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