Associate Dean-Management
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Job no: 826614
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Nursing
Department: Nursing 10033616
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Academic Management, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Assoc. Dean, College Performance & Prof. Learning

Position Summary

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Nursing (CON), the Associate Dean for College Performance and Professional Learning (ADCP&PL) is a key member of the college's senior administrative team. The ADCP&PL provides leadership and strategic planning for tracking and trending the college performance on key metrics linked to the CON's strategic plan and primary initiatives, as well as professional learning of clinical skills, simulation learning outcomes, and ongoing professional education. The Associate Dean exercises independent judgment and decision making in the management and oversight of diverse, complex, and high-level college responsibilities; especially those related to nursing professional development initiatives, clinical simulation technologies and learning environment, and strategic infrastructure design that will facilitate and regularly communicate college performance information to the college community. This includes collecting, compiling, and preparing data for accreditation purposes. The ADCP&PL provides advice and counsel to the Dean on a wide array of matters including tactical professional nursing development opportunities and initiatives, the laboratory and simulated learning environment, the college evaluation plan and related data collection network planning and initiation. The ADCP&PL is likewise responsible for drafting, implementing, and revising policies related to these areas and for the day-to-day direction/guidance of related operations. While conducting these various responsibilities, it will be critical to integrate CON values on diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) wherever possible and appropriate. Faculty candidates for this full-time position may be considered for the tenure system or fixed-term appointment system.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent the CON and collaborate with senior university leadership in the Office of Health Sciences, leadership within all health colleges, and the MSU Chief Information Officer; serve as the Dean's representative or college liaison on related university-level committees and workgroups. Work collaboratively with Henry Ford Health and other health systems' leadership teams, and facilitate negotiations of nursing professional development offerings provided by the CON.
  • Participate collaboratively with the Dean, the other members of the Dean's senior leadership team and college faculty on development and annual updating of the college's overall strategic plan and evaluation plan; lead/oversee implementation of administrative and operational projects and initiatives to achieve goals and objectives of the college's strategic plan.
  • Nurture effective, positive, and collaborative relationships across leaders, faculty, staff, and students within the CON community for optimal integrated functioning and promotion of highly effective and diverse teams that reflect commitment to DEI values.
  • Develop long and short-term strategies and annual reports and a regularly occurring cadence of reports that measure accomplishment of goals; provide expertise, analyses and interpretation of studies and college data to assist the Dean and Assistant/Associate Deans in decision-making, aligned with the strategic missions of the college, Office of Health Science, University, and professional expectations.
  • Develop special reports and analyses to support the Dean in decision-making about business best practices, etc.
  • Ensure the college performance metrics and evaluation plan align with the college's strategic plan and priorities.
  • Oversee the college's simulation lab to ensure appropriate funding for contemporary hardware, software and staff support for a state-of-the-art simulated clinical learning experience.
  • Assess and evaluate the CON learning lab and simulation center to assure efficient student utilization and full engagement with cutting edge technologies.
  • Oversee the development, coordination, and fiscal wellbeing of strategic nursing professional development initiatives in collaboration with the Professional Development Coordinator.

MSU CON values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other protected characteristic.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

In addition to a terminal degree, the selected candidate must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to innovate, lead, manage and develop a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and expertise; significant experience in leadership positions with responsibility for complex administrative functions; proven experience developing, interpreting, managing and analyzing high-level and high-impact data and reports; a deep commitment to DEI efforts; the willingness and ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with internal and external college stakeholders; and be respected and recognized for his/her integrity and ethical values

Desired Qualifications

Terminal degree in Nursing or other closely related field is preferred; master's degree in business, informatics, education, and/or simulation is strongly preferred, experience in a university or healthcare setting is desirable; ability to deconstruct and analyze complex issues and offer creative or innovative solutions.

Required Application Materials

Current curriculum Vitae (CV), statement of interest in the position, statement of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), which include examples of how you have advanced DEI in your professional career, and contact list of three (3) professional references knowledgeable of your professional work who will not be contacted without specific permission of the applicant.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

The College of Nursing is inviting applications for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in either the Fixed Term or Tenure appointment system, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate.

Address application materials to: Leigh Small, Dean and Professor

Questions or Nominations: Tiffany Keck, Human Resources Administrator, at

Review of Applications Begins On


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Michigan State University College of Nursing has been training the next generations of nurses since its founding as the Department of Nursing Education in 1950. We believe in the power of research, practice and education to affect lasting change and to improve health outcomes in our communities. We do this through recruiting top faculty, staff and students and continuously staying at the forefront of changes in the profession.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Nov 10, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 10, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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