University of Connecticut, Nursing

Scholarship ID:UConn-Nurse-3018319 [#10726, 2018319]
Scholarship Title: School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Scholarship Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing / Executive Administrative
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/01/10, finished 2019/03/12)

*** this scholarship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

The University of Connecticut (UConn), School of Nursing is seeking applications for an Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship (ADR).  The position will include simultaneous appointment as a full-time, 11-month, tenure eligible Associate/Full Professor.  Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Nursing, the Associate Dean provides visionary leadership to advance the research and scholarship mission of the UConn School of Nursing (SON) using Boyer’s Model as the foundation for all activities. The overall purpose of this position is to increase recognition of the SON Faculty for excellence in research and scholarship. The ADR provides oversight for all ongoing scholarly activities, and serves as a liaison among the School of Nursing, University, clinical facilities and extramural funding sources in matters related to research and scholarly activities. This leadership role entails attention to the statewide, national, and global context within which the School operates programs or has strategic objectives.  The ADR drives and facilitates collaboration across sectors of the School and the University, ensuring involvement of community partners and constituents, as appropriate, to promote achievement of the School’s research and scholarship objectives and to foster program relevancy and improvement.  The ADR works in partnership with faculty leaders to achieve a high level of communication, customer-service orientation, and performance standards. 

The University of Connecticut is a comprehensive, land-grant university.  It has a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity classification, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities in the country.

The School of Nursing’s base is located on UConn’s main campus in Storrs; a mixed suburban/rural setting in the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut.  Storrs is less than 45 minutes from the capital city of Hartford, with additional performing arts, museums, and fine restaurants.  It lies approximately 2 hours by car from historic Boston, the seashores of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod, and the Green Mountains of Vermont with excellent skiing.  Direct bus service from the campus to New York City (approximately 3 hours away) is available on a daily basis.  The climate is characterized by four full seasons and is especially beautiful in the fall.  Connecticut has excellent public schools and social services and is the home to multiple institutions of higher learning with national and international reputations.

The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (

UConn’s School of Nursing is among the top 15% of nursing schools nationwide.  It has 48 full time faculty members, >800 students pre and post licensure, both DNP and PhD programs, and is actively engaged in research and clinical scholarship in pain self-management, chronic disease management for vulnerable populations, high risk infancy, and gerontology. 

The ADR will participate in teaching, and will continue his/her own research/scholarship program.  The role of Associate Dean is a ‘management exempt’ position.


Applicants must:

  • Be eligible for Connecticut RN License;
  • Possess a PhD or comparable research degree in nursing or related field;
  • Have substantial and sustained record of published research/scholarship, grant funding, and leadership involvement in the national and international arena commensurate with appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level;
  • Have prior administrative experience in an academic setting –e.g. as department head or associate dean;
  • Have experience teaching in an institution of higher education, with documented positive student evaluations.


  • Teaching experience across all levels of nursing programs (BS, MS, DNP, PhD);
  • Administrative experience supervising grant preparation, financial management, compliance, and reporting
  • Substantial record of research funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), of service on NIH study sections, and/or of leadership of a NIH-funded research center.


Please select “Apply” to submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2018319 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One-page teaching statement;
  • One-page research and/or scholarship statement;
  • One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research/scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with the intention of filling the position by July 1, 2018.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018319)

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

            Dr. Stephen Walsh, Recruitment Committee Chair
            School of Nursing
            University of Connecticut
            231 Glenbrook Rd. (U-4026)
            Storrs, CT  06269-4026          

For more information regarding the School of Nursing please visit the school’s website at

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.  More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716

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