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Associate Dean, Nursing
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 11/07/2022
Salary Based on Qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Associate Dean, Nursing

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Dean, Health Sciences



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Starting Salary

Based on Qualifications

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Open Until Filled


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Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College is located on the beautiful Wasatch front which offers hiking, skiing, a plethora of enjoyable entertainment and culture. SLCC is a vast college of over 60,000 students which values and endorses strong and effective academic leadership. Associate Deans (ADs), are the foundation for strong and effective academic leadership. SLCC’s ADs are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students and their programs of study. ADs serve as leaders for faculty in their teaching and service roles. ADs are full-time administrators.

The work and effort of effective ADs transcends routine management tasks. The Nursing AD must clarify, communicate, and implement the division’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations. Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, this position works with College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members in order to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end.

The Associate Dean of Nursing provides leadership, supervision, and management for Division personnel; supervises and coordinates Division processes and procedures to insure high-quality education and training for Salt Lake Community College nursing students. Mentor and guide full- and part-time nursing faculty, lab assistants, and staff. Reports to the Dean of Health Sciences.

Note: Associate Deans are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the College president. Description of the responsibilities and position can be located on the Provost for Academic Affairs’ website

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff.

2. Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College’s mission and strategic plan.

3. Work with faculty to assign teaching loads which enhance student learning and utilize faculty talent.

4. Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate goals that have a clear tie to the College’s mission, and coordinate efforts to achieve those goals.

1. Assist the dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities.

2. Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and College planning bodies. Wherever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.

3. Along with deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes. Serve on the school Curriculum Committee and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. Assist with department-and College-wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or processional accreditation.

4. Ensure inter-departmental/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating effectively with the dean, the department members, and other members of the College community.

5. Aid the school in enhancing IPE between divisions and programs.

6. Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination, communication, and dissemination of information.

7. Ensure that the class schedule meets students’ needs, while at the same time being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in scheduling classes at the College’s various sites. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.

8. Support the innovative, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and delivery methods.,

9. Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well-written, and current, and assist in the preparation of all relevant College documents, including the class schedule, brochures, etc.

10. Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and revised syllabi.

1. Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately followed and applied to personnel matters within the department or division.

2. Coordinate and approve Academic Support Compensation within guidelines in the Academic Guide and others established by the College.

3. Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.

4. Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of the division or department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth, evaluation, and tenure.

5. Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.

6. Hire, orient and train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration, and help adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department.

7. In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the full-time faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and directives.

8. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.

9. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.

10. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.

11. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records.

1. Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that the AD’s office be covered, such that students and staff will find the AD’s office attended and open for business during regular business hours.

2. Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division programs.

3. Coordinate with Student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department or division programs.

4. Participate in admission processes for selective programs, and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Conduct and School of Health Sciences Policy, and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.

5. Promote and provide college data related to successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.

6. Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.

1. Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.

2. Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.

3. Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and initiate budget requests with their justifications.

4. Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds are used in accordance with all College policy and state statute.

As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have deep familiarity with the faculty roles and duties within the department. Therefore, all ADs may teach one class per year, depending on the needs of the department or division. ADs may fulfill this teaching duty during any time of day, during any term, and in any delivery format that best meets the department’s needs. Deans are responsible to ensure that the ADs teaching schedule does not detract from their primary administrative duties. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate, and will not exceed 0.5 FTE for the teaching discipline, or a total exceeding 1.5 FTE for the fiscal year.

Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field.

Five (5) years full-time or equivalent college level teaching experience.

Five (5) years full-time or equivalent successful administrative/management experience from education, business, or industry preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field.

Minimum of four (4) years full-time clinical experience in Nursing required.

Minimum of two (2) years full-time or equivalent college level teaching experience.

Minimum of three (3) years full-time or equivalent administrative/management experience in education, business or industry.

Evidence of significant and productive participation in department-level processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development, student issues, and other department tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Innovative, collaborative and flexible but strong transparent management style.
2. Ability to work in a team setting.
3. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.
5. Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
6. Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.
7. Excellent computer skills.
8. Ability to lead, direct, and manage diverse departmental personnel, making appropriate decisions.
9. Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College policies, procedures, guidelines, and directions.
10. Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity.
11. Knowledge and skill related to ACEN or other nursing accrediting bodies.
12. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
13. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will perform a criminal background check on the selected finalist.
Please include a cover letter, and CV with application.
Upload evidence of credentials and unofficial transcripts.
Applicants may upload supplementary documents i.e., references.
Please define all previous employment experience as full-time or part-time

  • Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
  • More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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