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Dean - School of Nursing
University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming
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Date Posted 04/06/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for the position of Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON), with a start date of July 1, 2019. The position will be filled at the Professor rank. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. We are seeking a dean who is committed to continuing our tradition of excellence in educating undergraduate and graduate nurses; contributing to the science, research, and practice of nursing; and serving the University of Wyoming, as well as the nursing community, the nursing education community, and the people in the frontier state of Wyoming.

The FWWSON, housed within the College of Health Sciences, has a strong record of research and scholarship, including collaborative research with governmental organizations and other UW departments. The school offers traditional, accelerated, and RN to BSN undergraduate, MS, and DNP programs enrolling approximately 400 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Nursing education is delivered via on-campus, distance, and hybrid course formats. For more information about the FWWSON, visit

UW is the state's only public provider of baccalaureate and graduate education and is a Carnegie research-doctoral extensive institution. UW combines major university benefits and small school advantages, offering a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. With a student enrollment of about 13,000, the UW main campus, located near the beautiful Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains, is only two hours from Denver and many wonderful destinations for four-season outdoor adventure. Plenty of sunshine and year-round beauty complement the university atmosphere, arts and culture, and lively downtown of Laramie (population 32,000), making it a terrific place to live and work.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


The Dean of the FWWSON has administrative and academic responsibilities for all faculty, staff, and facilities in the school and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, strategic planning, administering academic programs, representing and advocating for the school within the University and communities of Wyoming, mentoring and evaluating faculty, developing and managing the budget, teaching, and conducting research.



  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nursing or a closely related or interdisciplinary field

  • Eligible for unencumbered RN licensure in Wyoming

  • At least 5 years of experience practicing nursing

  • Strong record of teaching and scholarship to warrant tenure and appointment at the professor rank

  • Evidence of leadership accomplishments

  • Prior academic administrative experience at an accredited institution of higher learning


  • Strong record of external advocacy for nursing education and the nursing profession;

  • Strong background and commitment to interprofessional education and practice

  • Experience in rural healthcare education and practice

  • Experience with, and a commitment to, distance education

  • Evidence of commitment to innovation in administration, education, practice, and/or research

  • Service to the profession at the national level

  • Experience with CCNE accreditation standards and processes

  • Experience with Boyer's "Scholarship of Engagement" model

  • Experience with integrating diversity and inclusion in academia

  • Prior academic administrative experience at a university


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter addressing administrative, leadership, teaching, and scholarship/research experiences; curriculum vitae; and names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

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