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The confidential review of applications will occur as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter and current curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the U-M Careers website for this Job ID 172460.

In addition to applying online, applicants are requested to send the following to the Office of Human Resources – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, University of Michigan, School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls, Suite 1349, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5482 (hard copy materials) or to (electronic materials).

  • Evidence of teaching experience and performance:
    • Teaching statement
    • Explanation of the teaching evaluation system and where you fall in quantitative system; summaries of evaluations involving ratings as well as student comments can be included; similarly, summaries should be provided for peer evaluations of teaching evaluations (if applicable)
  • Practice Statement (for Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor)
  • Research (for Professor or Associate Professor)/Practice Scholarship (for Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor) statement that includes a statement of impact of his/her work in the first paragraph
  • Service statement
  • Copy of your doctoral diploma and any licenses/certifications (if applicable)
  • A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references with relevant contact information
  • Three (3) to five (5) publications of your best work (peer-reviewed), with emphasis on the most recent or most representative, since last promotion or appointment.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dean Patricia Hurn, PhD, RN at

Job Summary

The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies will assume responsibility and accountability for the administration of the undergraduate programs within the University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN). S/he will provide leadership for and oversight of baccalaureate curriculum development and implementation, including effective and efficient program delivery, and program evaluation, with a view to strategic directions for the future. 

The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies will represent the Dean of the UMSN on campus related to matters of academic affairs, Interprofessional Education, and the undergraduate programs.  S/he will assure appropriate communications among groups with whom s/he serves as the chief link and ambassador. The Associate Dean has the responsibility and freedom to act within approved budget targets, signature authorization and university policy. S/he will be expected to take prompt action to respond to quality, service or financial issues. In addition, this position participates in or chairs committees and task force groups as requested and serves on UMSN administrative group as appropriate. 


Principle Accountabilities: The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies is directly accountable for leadership to achieve the following:

1) The undergraduate programs reflect the highest academic standards, alignment with societal/community needs, and market demand for program graduates;
2) Collaboration with faculty in offering visionary undergraduate educational programs;
3) An educational environment where teaching is evidence-based and evolves as a result of new research;
4) A UMSN ‘learning culture’ that engages students, faculty, and staff in the value proposition of quality, satisfaction, and colleagueship that allows faculty to do their best teaching/mentoring and students to do their best learning/professional development;
5) Assures that student admission and progression practices support the continued development of a diverse student body to meet the needs of a diverse society;
6) Academic policies and procedures are effective and efficient methods for the achievement of objectives;
7) A robust evaluation methodology of academic program outcomes used to make improvements in undergraduate programs, curricula, as well as faculty and student services.

Direct Responsibilities:

1) Leadership in implementing the undergraduate curriculum.
2) Facilitates the development of innovative curriculum, teaching and learning strategies for the Baccalaureate programs; serves as ex-officio member of Curriculum Committee and Academic Admissions and Scholastic Standing Committee (CAASS) for matters related to the undergraduate programs and in keeping with the bylaws of the School;
3) Assures effective and efficient implementation and delivery of the undergraduate programs including the traditional undergraduate programs. The Associate Dean works closely with the department chairs and associate deans within the School as well as other administrators and faculty in making mutual and collaborative decisions regarding the implementation and evaluation of the undergraduate programs;
4) Provides input to department chairs and others in the evaluation of faculty and staff performance relative to their work in undergraduate programs including classroom and clinical instruction; participate in the evaluation of faculty for their teaching, advisement, and counseling efforts in the undergraduate programs;
5) Continues to build and maintain an active partnership with Michigan Medicine, and other key health systems within the state of Michigan;
6) Creates and maintains partnerships with external agencies;
7) The Associate Dean will make recommendations to the curriculum committee and the faculty regarding curricular and policy changes needed for quality improvement and in response to external review and external agency requirements;
8) Participates with the school’s recruiting teams in developing a recruitment plan for undergraduate students that maximizes the possibility of a diverse and qualified pool of candidates;
9) Approves admission decisions to the baccalaureate programs using recommendations of university admissions and the faculty advisory committees;
10) Provides input to the department chairs and associate deans in developing the annual teaching plan for undergraduate including the courses to be taught, the number of course sections, and the assignment of faculty to courses and sections;
11) Assumes responsibility for the supervision of the Director of the Undergraduate Program and other relevant individuals within the office of Undergraduate studies;
12) Oversee the Undergraduate Teaching Plan, and provide leadership and guidance as the new format of the teaching plans further develop and evolve;
13) Acts as IPE representative across campus;
14) Develops and executes on a budget for the undergraduate programs and monitors expenses to achieve budget targets each year;
15) Oversee student advisement and enrichment activities;
16) Foster clinical track faculty scholarship, in collaboration with the department chairs and relevant associate deans;
17) Acts as an ambassador for the university and the UMSN with external agencies and constituents with particular emphasis on communications regarding the undergraduate programs; maintains external relations associated with undergraduate education within the university, the State, the region and nationally;
18) Acts on behalf of the School in matters related to undergraduate programs at the campus level including the Associate Dean’s meetings on campus; oversee the preparation of data summaries for the undergraduate program and prepare reports for internal and external audiences, constituents and regulating bodies regarding the undergraduate programs;
19) Manages all honor code violations and associated grievances;
20) Works with relevant faculty and UMSN Global Office to develop opportunities for international study for undergraduate students;
21) Works with the dean in Undergraduate Program faculty recruitment and LEO Lecturers in the program, including Clinical Instructors.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctoral degree in nursing is required.
  • A current MI nursing license is required or eligibility to obtain a nursing license in the state of Michigan.
  • Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications, policies and procedures both internal and external to the University.
  • The candidate must have a sustained and unequivocal record of excellence in scholarship related to undergraduate and clinical education in both nursing and inter-professional education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inter-professional education and collaboration with other health disciplines, with the ability to mentor faculty at all levels.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, networking and relationship-building skills at all levels of the organization and with external constituents.
  • Ability to manage a large volume of work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Proven ability to serve diverse populations.
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.
Additional Qualifications for the rank of Professor –
  • Sustained record of excellence in teaching, including experience with advanced students;
  • Sustained and growing record of scholarly eminence which advances the frontier of knowledge;
  • A reputation among the candidate’s colleagues and peers throughout the nation and preferably internationally for outstanding and continuing achievements in their field of expertise.
  • A reputation, supported by documented external evaluation, which recognizes the presence of leadership and the quality of research activities, publications and contributions to the profession in comparison with other professors.
  • A continuing record of recognized accomplishments in academic, professional and community service.
Additional Qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor –
  • Record of excellence in teaching.
  • Distinguished record of scholarly attainment in the realm of scientific investigation, publication and utilization of research findings in teaching, research and service.
  • A reputation among colleagues for outstanding achievements and recognized contributions in their field of expertise.
  • An admirable record of academic, professional and community service.
Additional Qualifications for the rank of Clinical Professor –
  • A sustained record of excellence in clinically relevant teaching, including experience with advanced students;
  • Evidence of national and preferably international clinically relevant leadership and practice excellence;
  • Evidence of sustained national and preferably international clinical scholarship;
  • Evidence of national leadership in service to the profession and academic community.
Additional Qualifications for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor –
  • Evidence of excellence in clinically relevant teaching;
  • Evidence of effective clinically relevant program development;
  • Sustained clinically relevant scholarship;
  • Evidence of substantial service to the profession and academic community.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Associate Professor/Professor and Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

This position is expected to be filled during 2019. Applicants will be considered for the ranks listed above, depending on experience and scholarly productivity. Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are encouraged.

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

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The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution that offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top schools of nursing in the country. Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are encouraged. Please visit for more information about the school.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.