Grand Valley State University (GVSU) invites candidates and nominations to serve as its next Dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON). The University seeks a collaborative and institutionally-minded leader with a proven record of innovation to serve as the Dean.
The Kirkhof College of Nursing is located on the Health Campus of Grand Valley State University in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the Kirkhof College of Nursing, we believe nursing is not only a profession, it is a calling honored by exceptional learning experiences and partnerships beginning in education. KCON is consistently recognized for outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, and practice. KCON offers three undergraduate nursing programs (RN to BSN, bachelor’s degree, and bachelor’s for second degree students); a master’s degree program; and a doctor of nursing practice program. Certificate programs and badge programs are also offered. KCON programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. KCON’s Family Health Center is a nurse-managed clinic that serves as a learning laboratory for our students. The endowed Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, embedded in KCON, serves the Grand Rapids community with dynamic change initiatives.
The Kirkhof College of Nursing Dean reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. We seek a Dean who will:
Provide significant intellectual, financial, administrative, and managerial leadership.
- Possess the vision and the communication, management, and leadership skills to continue KCON’s history of educational and research excellence.
- Serve as an effective advocate and foster collaborative relationships with senior leadership throughout GVSU as well as within the larger community.
- Bring prominence to KCON by actively participating in local, regional, state, and national health care and academic organizations.
- Seek and pursue opportunities to increase philanthropic support that will provide scholarship and support research.
Grand Valley State University attracts nearly 23,000 students annually with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from across Michigan and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 300+ areas of study from campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids, and from regional centers in Battle Creek, Detroit, Holland, Muskegon, and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please view the full position profile on the Academic Search website.
The Search Committee will begin to review application materials in late August. Although application materials will be accepted until the time that a new Dean is selected, candidates should submit materials by August 25, 2022, for the most favorable consideration.
Kate Nolde, Senior Consultant at Academic Search, is assisting with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to GVSUDean@academicsearch.org. Nominations should include the nominee’s full name, title/institution, and email address. Complete applications should include three .pdf documents: a compelling letter of interest; a complete resume or vita; and a list of five professional references, including names and contact information (phone and e-mail), none of whom will be contacted without the formal permission of the candidate.
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