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Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois
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Date Posted 12/20/2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Lewis University seeks nominations and applications for an experienced, innovative and collaborative academic leader for the position of Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Lewis University is an innovative, forward-thinking Catholic institution where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the University its educational identity and focus. Located in Romeoville, Illinois, a safe and vibrant community of approximately 40,000 residents, Lewis University is approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago and all of its cultural offerings. 

Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis serves 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Inspired by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, Lewis University is a community committed to its Mission values of Knowledge, Fidelity, Wisdom, Justice and Association. The University prides itself on its diversity throughout the campus community. 

Lewis University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences develops and supports compassionate holistic approaches to healthcare. With state-of-the-art laboratories, faculty acclaimed for teaching and research, and strong connections to community, the College prepares expert practitioners and innovative leaders who transform practice in an increasingly complex healthcare system.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is comprised of departments and programs in Athletic Training, Exercise and Movement Science, Healthcare Leadership, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and a broad range of nursing programs and specialties, including the Doctorate of Nursing Practice. The college includes approximately 707 undergraduate students, 530 graduate students, and a faculty FTE of 53. 

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College. The Dean reports to the Provost and is a member of several university-wide committees. The Dean supervises all faculty in the College as well as chairs and program directors, assistant and associate deans, and administrative assistants. 

Qualifications include: an earned terminal degree; a record of clinical practice, scholarship, service and teaching in alignment with the qualifications for the title of Professor at Lewis University; at least five years of demonstrated administrative competence in an academic setting, ideally as a chair and/or assistant or associate dean; an understanding of, and experience with, institutional and program-specific accreditation processes; and experience with on-line and adult learning programs.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by February 8, 2019. Prior to submission, please thoroughly review the Executive Search Profile on Candidates may apply securely on the site or at Confidential nominations can be submitted by using this link:

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Lewis University in their search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Dr. Sue DeWine at (812) 701-8892, Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne at (202) 253-9846, or to

Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer. 

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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