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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 careers.umich.edu/ for this Job ID 193682.

In addition to applying online, applicants are requested to send the following to the Office of Human Resources via snrecruitment@umich.edu:

  • 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 the ranks of Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor only)
  • Research (for the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor) / Practice Scholarship (for the ranks of Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Assistant 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 Dr. Jody Lori, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN at jrlori@med.umich.edu.

Job Summary

The Associate Dean for Professional Practice provides leadership for the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) activities related to professional practice. The Associate Dean will focus on developing, then leading, a vision for faculty practice that impacts practice settings, faculty clinical activities, practice effort, contracts and reimbursement, and extramural partnerships. The Associate Dean will develop and execute a business plan characterized by sustainability and contemporary best practices and will develop new, and enrich current, areas of faculty professional practice and institutional/agency partnerships related to faculty practice.

The Associate Dean will work strongly with other members of the Administrative Group (AG) and ensure that the goals and outcomes of practice align with those of the school’s strategic direction, financial and operational requirements, the UMSN research vision and the school’s academic programs.

Responsibilities*

Principle Accountabilities: The Associate Dean for Professional Practice is directly accountable for leadership and execution to achieve the following:

  1. Design, execute, evaluate iteratively a novel and contemporary UMSN professional practice enterprise; may have multi-faceted types and locations of nursing practice;
  2. Establish policies, processes for UMSN faculty practice in conjunction with the Dean and Administrative Group;
  3. Oversee the work of the Faculty Practice Plan Advisory Committee (FPPAC) as outlined in the UMSN Bylaws;
  4. Create an environment for faculty and students that fosters innovation in practice design, operations, and affiliations; direct the work of the Director of Clinical Innovation;
  5. Assist faculty in the development of practice innovations that includes external funding acquisition;
  6. Interface with U-M and UMSN business engagement offices when programs have potential for business development;
  7. Work with the Associate Dean for Research and the departments to ensure funding for programs such as Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants, plan for application submissions based on emerging RFPs and ensure faculty are assigned/supported consistent with such discovery and scholarship activities;
  8. Financial and strategic oversight for the Nursing at Michigan initiative, in concordance with the dean and the chief nursing executive of Michigan Medicine;
  9. Establish mechanisms for reporting faculty practice consistent with general business parameters and generate annual reports, assuring the overall mechanism for the Annual Report for the Office Professional Practice as well as the peer review process as outlines in the Faculty Practice Enterprise;
  10. Establish mechanisms for reporting faculty practice consistent with general business parameters and generate annual reports for the UMSN;
  11. Oversee the credentialing of all Nurse Practitioners in the Clinical Track Faculty according to the standard policies and procedures outlined by the Faculty Practice Advisory Committee guidelines; update the guidelines manual as appropriate;
  12. Ensure compliance with national standards for practice especially those of the APRN roles;
  13. Assure overall mechanism for annual faculty practice reports to be used to generate the Annual Report for this office; assure overall mechanism for the peer review process as outlined in the Faculty Practice Enterprise;
  14. Provide leadership and management of strategic and tactical projects as identified by the Dean;
  15. Work directly with department chairs and other associate deans to collectively identify needs for clinical practice engagement for the school and faculty in alignment with the UMSN mission, values, and strategic goals; and
  16. Provide direction, management, and oversight of professional practice policies, procedures, and services to optimize faculty success and to support strategic UMSN initiatives, including the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic plan.

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*

  • The successful candidate will be a licensed RN, eligible for licensure in Michigan, and an earned doctorate in nursing or a related discipline.
  • The candidate must have a sustained and unequivocal record of excellence in leadership, practice, research/scholarship, and teaching.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, networking and relationship building skills at all levels of the organization and with external constituents.
  • Other preferred qualifications include a commitment to diversity, an ability to mentor faculty at all levels, collaboration with other health disciplines, experience with community and health care organizational partners, and significant understanding of health care delivery business practices and professional regulatory environment.
  • 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 Clinical Assistant Professor –

  • Demonstrated clinical teaching ability and practice excellence in a defined relevant area of clinical expertise;
  • Current clinical experience in a practice relevant role;
  • Sustained clinically relevant scholarship;
  • Evidence of increasing 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.

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 Assistant Professor –

  • Demonstrated creative competency in teaching.
  • Demonstrated competence in scholarly activity.

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 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.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

This position is expected to be filled during 2021. 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.

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 http://www.nursing.umich.edu/ for more information about the school.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit: http://nursing.umich.edu/diversity/dei-faculty-and-staff.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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