University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences
The School of Nursing (SON) and the College of Health Sciences (CHS) seek an energetic, visionary leader and scholar to head the School as its Senior Associate Dean (SADN). Building upon a 50+ year history of innovative and nationally‐recognized programs, the SADN will strategically lead the School in further promoting interdisciplinary and ground-breaking research; developing state of the art educational programs, spearheading community engagement initiatives; and overseeing the provision of excellent clinical services. To do so will require advancing and maintaining both college and university-wide collaborations, academic‐practice partnerships, and community affiliations.
The SON at the University of Delaware is a thriving academic environment housing over 40 faculty members dedicated to the education of approximately 760 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the SON offers innovative, dynamic pre-licensure baccalaureate and post-master and post- baccalaureate doctoral programs. Its growing research portfolio focuses on issues related to aging and healthy aging practices, community engagement, health disparities, and symptom science. Students in degree programs have the opportunity to train in the School’s Nurse-Managed Primary Care Center, part of UD Health at STAR which includes a Physical Therapy Clinic, and a Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic. Together, the clinics promote innovative, comprehensive, and evidence-based practice offering prevention and wellness services, chronic disease management, mental health care, Parkinson’s disease treatment, and other services to a highly diverse patient population. The Clinic serves as a fertile education experience for students to learn about working as part of interprofessional teams.
The SON is a key part of CHS, an innovative, interdisciplinary college of more than 3,000 students and 148 faculty members. In addition to the SON, CHS includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physical Therapy, and Epidemiology. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s new Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The Campus’s innovative spaces promote inter-professional education as well as research leading to the development of new health practices. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking it to the inter-professional education of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians.
The University of Delaware, a state-assisted, privately governed institution, and maintains strong mutually-beneficial relationships with state and local authorities. CHS prides itself on its ability to impact the health and well-being of the population of the Delaware region through these working alliances.
The next SADN will apply a forward-thinking, dynamic, and innovative leadership style in advancing excellence in teaching, research and clinical care. Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree and qualify for appointment at the professor level, and be eligible for RN licensure in Delaware. A proven record of leadership; a strong research portfolio; experience in curriculum and program development; a commitment to professional and graduate education, diversity and inclusion, and experience promoting programs at the national and global levels are required.
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/