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Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Education
University of Portland in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 05/08/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Education

Job Category:



Provost's Office


School of Nursing


Full Time Faculty


Full time


Full time faculty

Short Description:

The University of Portland invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Education in the School of Nursing (“SON”). This is a 12-month faculty appointment with the additional duty of collaborating on the administration of the SON with the Dean. The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2019.

The Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Education supports students through admission, progression, retention and graduation. Responsibilities include oversight of both the BSN and the Integrative Health and Wellness programs. Additionally, this position supports ongoing curriculum revision, Dedicated Education Unit initiatives, faculty mentorship, collaborates with departments across campus on educational technology integration, and cultivates undergraduate research. Relationships are maintained with clinical partners, university administration, and community leaders.

Through innovative relational teaching, our students achieve academic excellence in bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), bachelor of science in integrative health and wellness (BS), and doctor of nursing (FNP-DNP) programs that will transform the future of health and health care. University of Portland School of Nursing students are prepared as professionals who lead clinical practice from a place of innovation, leadership, integrity, and a commitment to social justice for the most vulnerable populations across the continuum of health care delivery. Graduates understand the importance of attaining optimal health and wellness for everyone, despite social, economic, or health-related factors. They strive for resilience in the face of whatever health challenges their patients, families, or communities may encounter.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

A complete job description with information about physical requirements, working conditions, and reasonable accommodations is available at:



Assist the dean in the administration of the School of Nursing, including working closely with the dean, faculty and staff to facilitate all administrative functions of the school.

Serve as the administrative liaison to ensure curriculum integrity and program development commensurate with the strategic plan and budgetary allocations.

Ensure the integrity of the School of Nursing Master Evaluation Plan.

Coordinate with the dean in scheduling of faculty and students to didactic, clinical, and laboratory offerings.

Provide leadership for new faculty development in the teaching role.

Serve on the School of Nursing committees and task forces.

Teach in all programs as needed.

Act as administrative officer in the School of Nursing in the dean’s absence.

Oversee the School of Nursing learning resource center and simulation program manager.

Evaluate clinical faculty in writing, including electronic copy of student evaluations.

Supervise the support staff and administrative assistant to the associate dean for baccalaureate education. 

Support students through admission, progression, retention, and graduation.

Oversee development and maintenance of sites for clinical teaching.

Provide leadership for faculty in their academic career development.

Perform related duties as assigned.



Required Education and/or Experience

Doctoral degree in nursing or related field.

Eligibility for Oregon licensure as a registered nurse.

Record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with rank or associate professor.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application file consisting of: 1) a cover letter/narrative explaining your interest in and fit for the position, 2) an explanation of your leadership philosophy, and 3) a curriculum vitae.

All application materials must be submitted via our online application system

Finalists will be asked to visit UP for two days of search committee activities. 

About the University of Portland and the School of Nursing

The University of Portland is a thriving community of more than 4,000 students, who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. The University is located up on a bluff in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River and the city of Portland. The school’s location also is the inspiration for its nickname, “The Bluff.”

The University is led by Fr. Mark L. Poorman, CSC, who began his tenure as University of Portland’s 20th president in 2014. Since our inception in 1901, the University has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Catholic order of priests and brothers. The founder of the order, Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC, said, "The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” This commitment to educating the hands, heart, and mind are hallmarks of our belief in educating the whole person.

For 22 consecutive years, the University has earned a top-10 ranking by US News & World Report in its annual list of best colleges. For six consecutive years, UP has been the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in private universities. In addition, for three consecutive years, Bloomberg Businessweek has named University of Portland the top school in Oregon for “return on investment” in a state-by-state ranking of schools providing graduates with the most return for the price of their education.

University of Portland is Oregon’s only comprehensive university with schools of business, education, engineering, nursing, a College of Arts and Sciences, and a graduate school. There are more than 40 undergraduate programs and 30 minors, as well as 18 graduate programs, and more than 1,300 courses. The University features small class settings (14:1 student-faculty ratio) and award-winning faculty. The University was one of only 14 schools nationwide to be named a top producer of both student and faculty Fulbright awards in 2015-2016. The University has expanded facilities in the last several years and will open Dundon-Berchtold Hall in 2019, a new academic hall, as well as develop its recently acquired acreage on the riverfront.

The University offers a rich resource for the community through educational opportunities, research, and experts, in addition to a host of community offerings such as athletic events, cultural events, speakers and lectures.

The School of Nursing is home to 850 students, 40 full-time faculty members, and is lead by Dean Casey R. Shillam. Dr. Shillam was appointed Dean in December 2018, after serving as Associate Dean since 2015 and teaching in the SON beginning in 2006. The SON recently completed a revision of the BSN program of study, moving from a traditional, specialty-focused curriculum to a concept-based curriculum. Dr. Shillam has led the nursing faculty in incorporating every aspect of current best practices in concept-based teaching, including the neuroscience impact on learning, simulation, and innovation.

The School of Nursing values integrity, compassion, academic excellence, social justice, self-care, and lifelong learning. We are a community driven to attain transformative change through inspiration, innovation, and resilience. The SON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. The SON is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Administrators, faculty, and staff at the University are of diverse faith backgrounds, but all employees are requested to learn, respect, and contribute to the Holy Cross traditions at the University as well as our mission, which states that we pursue teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership in the classroom, residence halls, and the world. The term of office is ordinarily for five years and is renewable.


Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other

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