University of Utah Assistant Dean for the Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Dean for the Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

Department 00989 - CON FACULTY

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP



Doctoral preparation with knowledge and experience in graduate nursing education, including curriculum, teaching and evaluation – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred. Individual must be knowledgeable about the profession of nursing, higher education, research/scholarship, and health care delivery. Demonstrated leadership and management skills and the ability to work collaboratively and productively with individuals and groups. This position will be reviewed and renewed or rotated on a regular (3-5 year) cycle.


Provides academic leadership and coordination of faculty in the Masters (MS) andDNPprograms. Facilitates discussion of teaching assignments and methods, core graduate curricula, electives, and student recruitment, marketing, and enrollment targets.

Strategizes improvements in the quality and delivery of graduate specialty offerings. Ensures that graduate program activities are consistent with the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the College of Nursing.


Provides leadership in maintaining the development, implementation, and evaluation of the graduate curricula (MS andDNP) to promote quality of outcomes:

a.Maintains accreditation status and ensures integration of standards (e.g., Essentials of Master’s Education; Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice) in perspective program. Assists in the preparation of accreditation reports for the master’s andDNPPractice programs as indicated.

b.Supports and maintains high quality education for MS andDNPstudents. Participates in continuous development and quality improvement of the MS andDNPprograms. Facilitates discussion of continuity and coordination of graduate education, including content and sequencing for Bachelors of Science (BS) to Masters (BS to MS), BS toDNP, and MS toDNP.

c.Directs activities and oversees responsibilities of master’s specialty directors, including orientation and ongoing support.

d.Works collaboratively with the Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education to direct and overseeDNPspecialty directors, including orientation and ongoing support.

e.Works collaboratively with the Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education to maintain compliance with the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs: A Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education.

f.Manages all core curriculum courses taken by Masters andDNPstudents.

g.Assumes responsibility to manage Oversees data collection and evaluation of MS andDNPprograms.

h.Works with Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education to identify traineeships and/or educational grants. Determines grant feasibility from curricula and resource perspectives.

i.Collaborates with Student Services to secure funding opportunities for student support and assumes responsibility for submission of federally- funded traineeships and other funding applications.

j.Provides leadership for strategizing and implementing new educational models, innovations, and specialty tracks.

k.Maintains regular communication with specialty directors, division chairs, and associate deans to coordinate courses, programs of study, and faculty teaching needs within specialty tracks.

l.Advances graduate education by monitoring issues, trends, and future direction of nursing.

m.Maintains ongoing, active involvement as an educator at the graduate level.

n.Provides input into teaching assignments for graduate courses to division chairs and assists in identifying qualified adjunct faculty.

o.Participates in the resolution of graduate student concerns, e.g., pre- matriculation needs, progression, academic misconduct.

p.Serves as administrative liaison to Master’s andDNPPrograms and Curriculum Committee.

q.Works with Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Executive Director for Nurse Practitioner Education, specialty directors, and Student Services on admission, recruitment and marketing strategies.

r.Represents theCONat the Graduate School and at appropriate University- wide meetings.

Application and Inquiries: Interested candidates should apply online at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, Teaching Statement and List of references. Direct inquiries about the position to Tristan Villalobos, Faculty Affairs Manager, at

The University of Utah Health is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 06/08/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02032F

Type Faculty