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Associate/Vice Dean of Lienhard School of Nursing

Pace University
Job Location:
New York, New York
Health Sciences Deans


Pace University is seeking a collaborative academic leader with strong organizational skills to fill the position of Associate/Vice Dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Professions, the Associate Dean for the Lienhard School of Nursing (LSN) is a full-time appointment with tenure (title based on experience). The Associate Dean advances the academic mission of the Lienhard School of Nursing by leading the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs within an Interprofessional environment. This includes, but is not limited to adherence to the vision, mission, and core values of the College of Health Professions, curriculum development and implementation, budget management, policy development and implementation, quality improvement initiatives, faculty and staff leadership, student retention activities, and accreditation compliance. The Associate/Vice Dean is also responsible for the leadership and administration of the Center of Excellence for Healthcare Simulation and represents the Dean on behalf of CHP and the LSN when necessary.



  • Serve as the chief nurse administrator for the Lienhard School of Nursing
  • Enhance student diversity and inclusion and student success
  • Enhance faculty and staff diversity and development
  • Mentor and support department chairs, assisting them to achieve student learning outcomes and ensure effective coordination between programs
  • In conjunction with department chairs mentor new faculty and facilitate their development in the faculty role, including the balance of teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Develop new programs and expand existing programs to respond to emerging needs in healthcare and Nursing
  • Ensure that faculty have access to available resources to support their success, including engagement in professional activities
  • Approve the schedule of classes and faculty workload assignment
  • Oversee and coordinate with department chairs updates of the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Nursing student handbooks
  • Ensure accountability of academic support staff, including CHP undergraduate advisors in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Advisement, academic coordinators, and staff managing Nursing adjunct recruitment and clinical clearance processes
  • Approve staff performance reviews
  • Work with Nursing department chairs to address student complaints and appeals
  • Collaborate with faculty and student stakeholders to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise policies that impact the nursing programs
  • Lead student and faculty retention initiatives


  • Work with the Director of Assessment and Accreditation to develop internal and external reports, for example, annual NYSED and CCNE annual reports
  • Provide curriculum leadership in collaboration with curriculum committee chairs to ensure that programs conform to accreditation and NYSED standards

University/College Governance and Support

  • Participate in the development of the College of Health Profession’s Strategic Plan and plan for growth
  • Actively seek grant funding opportunities for CHP and Nursing working closely with Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives
  • Participate in University, College and School leadership meetings, quality improvement initiatives, recruitment, and recognition activities
  • Represent the Dean at internal and external meetings, as appropriate
  • Represent CHP and LSN at state and national task forces and councils on issues critical to Nursing
  • Advance Pace Nursing programs with external stakeholders, e.g., chief nurse officers and other involved individuals at partner institutions
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Allied Health and Dean in developing clinical opportunities for the College of Health Professions


The Associate/Vice Dean for LSN must possess: strong skills in instructional methods, curriculum design and evaluation; management and leadership skills; organizational and research skills; strong, culturally competent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent writing and negotiation skills; knowledge of CCNE accreditation; demonstrated ability in transformational and Interprofessional leadership; commitment to promoting an inclusive organizational culture and a track record of successful relevant professional accomplishments.

The candidate must be qualified for appointment at the associate or full professor rank with tenure.

The Associate/Vice Dean for LSN must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing and research doctorate in nursing and/or related field
  • At least five or more years of professional experience in academic nursing leadership; at least three years of documented successful full-time experience related to teaching in an academic setting
  • Experience with curriculum development, and curriculum evaluation
  • RN licensure or immediate eligibility in New York State
  • Willingness to lead programs in a multi-campus institution with work in New York City and Pleasantville

Applications are encouraged from people of color, individuals of varied sexual orientations and gender identities, individuals with disabilities, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of the Lienhard School of Nursing. Pace is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.

Review of applications will begin on September 1 and continue until the position is filled”

For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Pace is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University’s Safety and Security department publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which can be accessed here. The report contains information on security policies as well as crime and fire statistics for the University.

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