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Dean, Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions

University of North Alabama
Job Location:
Florence, Alabama
Health Sciences Deans

The University of North Alabama invites applications for a dynamic and innovative leader for the position of Dean of the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The dean is the principal administrator and primary advocate for the College and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The dean articulates the vision of the college through successful leadership in college, university, and professional activities. The dean advocates and fosters excellence in teaching, scholarship, and program development. The dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions by providing strategic direction of the College.

The Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions is comprised of two departments that includes both undergraduate and graduate programs in which over 1,000 students are enrolled. Among the addition of future healthcare-focused degree programs is a DNP planned for a January 2023 launch, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track for a January 2023 launch, and a B.S. in Respiratory Care planned for a fall 2023 launch. The programs are housed in a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art Harrison Hall that opened in 2020.

The University of North Alabama, a comprehensive regional institution, is located in Florence, Alabama, north of the Tennessee River. The university enrolls over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs nearly 300 full-time faculty. Florence, located in northwest Alabama, is one of four small cities comprising the area known as “the Shoals” with a combined population of over 143,000. The area offers a rich history, natural beauty, and numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. Florence is located within driving distance (1-3 hours) of larger cities—Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama; and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of North Alabama offers a competitive fringe benefits package. The successful applicant will be required to supply official transcripts and will complete a satisfactory background check as a condition of employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in Nursing; significant teaching experience and scholarly achievements commensurate with those required for appointment at the rank of full professor (minimum of 12 years’ appropriate, cumulative experience specific to the discipline, at least six of which were at the associate professor rank); Current, unencumbered Alabama nursing license, or the ability to obtain such; and a record of successful administrative experience and leadership in a university setting at the department head level or above.

DESIRED: Demonstrated success developing partnerships to create new opportunities to advance economic development and educational outreach; Experience with the SACSCOC or other regional accreditation process; Successful experience in grant writing and management.

To view the complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which can be found here.

Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.

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