Georgia State University - Associate Dean for the School of Nursing

GA, Atlanta

The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions (Lewis College) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for the School of Nursing (SON). The Associate Dean provides leadership for the SON and is responsible for all components of the academic administrative portfolio. Educational programs in the SON include associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral nursing (DNP and PhD) programs delivered in a variety of formats. The SON has 45 full faculty positions and a current student body of 640. This is a twelve-month tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment. 

The Associate Dean will be responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of all aspects of the SON academic portfolio, including evaluating and developing faculty and staff, fiscal planning, strategic planning, and goal setting for the SON in concert with the College and University’s strategic plans. The Associate Dean/Chief Academic Officer will provide key leadership in the growth and expansion of the school’s stature as a leader in the profession locally, nationally, and globally. The Associate Dean/Chief Academic Officer collaborates with the Dean, other Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Coordinators to advance the strategic plan of the SON and GSU in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. 

Georgia State University: The Lewis College is one of 12 colleges that comprise the dynamic and innovative Georgia State University. At over 100 years old, Georgia State University has a highly diverse enrollment of over 52,000 students and over 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. The Lewis College houses undergraduate and graduate programs in dental hygiene, healthcare informatics, health sciences, nutrition, and respiratory therapy as well as doctoral programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy in addition to the nursing programs. In the past 50+ years, the SON has prepared more than 7,000 nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, and researchers. Interdisciplinary professional education is a strong component in the college as are innovative bachelor degree programs in interdisciplinary studies. 

Atlanta offers an ideal setting for GSU’s urban research mission. The university is strategically located in downtown Atlanta and is only 15 minutes from the world’s busiest airport, blocks from the State Capitol and the largest public health hospital in the Southeast, and close to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recently, the University broke a number of major records including research funding, fundraising, freshman class size and applications, and six-year graduation rates. GSU was named the number one public university in the country for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the number two most innovative university in the U.S by U.S. News & World Report

WittKieffer is assisting Georgia State University in this search. Applications should include a CV and letter of interest. Materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal by clicking the buttons below. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Diane Smith and Claudia Teschky at dsmith@wittkieffer.com

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.