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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282
8 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Duquesne University
The Associate Dean (AD) for Academic Affairs provides creative
leadership that promotes growth, quality and innovation in all
School of Nursing (SON) academic programs. Duquesne University
School of Nursing is a national Catholic University in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. The AD will collaborate and administer with the Dean.
University and SON administrators, faculty, students and staff to
ensure integration of the School's academic and faculty governance
structures and processes with external and internal partners and
affiliates. The AD provides a strategic vision for the direction
and leadership of the academic affairs division and leads the
Center for Faculty Development and Engagement. The AD is
responsible for meeting accreditation and licensing standards,
addressing curricular development needs, overseeing equitable
faculty workloads, and expanding clinical partnerships and
internships. The AD reports to the Dean and serves as a member of
the SON's Executive Council.

Supports standards for mission-centered, innovative,
cost-effective and efficient curricula and academic
Develops strong academic-clinical partnerships with clinical
colleagues to create relevant clinical experiences and internship
Demonstrates strong leadership skills to create and support
opportunities for academic collaboration across the
Provides leadership and manage systems for academic policy,
accreditation, and board approvals and reporting including direct
oversight of accreditation documents and regulatory affairs reports
and site visits for all SON academic programs;
Provides the Dean analysis of academic program data relative to
internal and external academic benchmarks, as well as timely plans
for improvement as indicated;
Assumes responsibility for robust learning assessments and
program evaluation methodology that provides continuous quality
Mentors graduate chairs in monitoring online courses and
programs for overall quality using Quality Matters or a comparable
rubric, paying particular attention to accreditation standards,
certification pass rates, student engagement, secured testing,
scholarly writing, role competence, and other critical
Mentors undergraduate chair in monitoring in-person courses and
programs for overall quality using standardized testing and
NCLEX-RN benchmark data; paying particular attention to test
reliability and overall test statistics, verbal and written skills,
clinical competence, and other critical metrics;
Develops new academic programs in collaboration with faculty
that meet regional and national needs;
Oversees faculty teaching schedules and workload assignments
utilizing the established workload rubric on a semester basis,
addressing enrollment and faculty staffing as needed;
Develops and manage student and nursing faculty orientation
Establish a Center for Faculty Development and Engagement to
facilitate ongoing faculty development in innovative teaching
strategies, testing, and clinical evaluation, community-engaged
teaching, educational technology, and interprofessional education
and practice. Managing this Center includes seeking
revenue-generating opportunities that will also improve nursing
education locally, regionally and nationally.
Fosters an environment that champions evidence-based teaching,
educational scholarship, and program funding opportunities;
Represents the SON at regional, state, and national levels to
garner recognition for the SON's excellent nursing programs and
further its academic reputation and mission;
Develops and maintain SON Faculty and Student Handbooks in
collaboration with the Dean;
Coach faculty and staff to improve overall teaching,
scholarship, and service productivity;
Contributes to the teaching mission.

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following
qualifications and experience:
Education & Experience:

A PhD in nursing or a related field
Academic experience that merits the rank of Associate Professor
or Professor
Evidence of administrative experience and progressive
leadership responsibilities (5 years of experience preferred)
Demonstrated track record of curricular development and
Experience in online teaching
Faculty development experience
Registered nurse with current license in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania or the ability to secure a Pennsylvania RN

Personal Characteristics:

Strong leadership skills
Strong work ethic
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to manage conflict
Ability to make data-informed decisions in a timely

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne
University values equality of opportunity as an educational
institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a
diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our
academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly
encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and
support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this
region's HERC ().
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our
university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting
Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in
which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth
of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and
staff job applications electronically. Please submit a letter of
interest providing exemplars of and philosophy about teaching,
research, and administration in higher education, a curriculum
vitae, and contact information for three confidential references to

Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in
confidence. Review of applications will begin December 1,
2018, and will continue until an appointment is made.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Duquesne University
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring
religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne
University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.
Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of
opportunity both as an educational institution and as an
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