Dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

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Application deadline: March 9, 2020

Senior Consultant: Ann Die Hasselmo

Consultant: Penny Gibbons

Associate Consultant: Melissa Anderson Parker

Dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), a comprehensive Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean provides the academic and administrative leadership for a multidiscipline school, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The new Dean is expected to assume office in summer 2020.

The University was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Today, UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas with a total enrollment of 10,382 students and is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines. UIW is No. 1 in the U.S. among all private, not-for-profit universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, according to national enrollment data. San Antonio, situated on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and one of the country’s most distinctive and fascinating cities.

The University is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. Thus, through a liberal education, the University cultivates the development of the whole person and values of life-long learning. To that end, faculty and students support each other in the search for and communication of truth, thoughtful innovation, care of the environment, community service, and social justice. UIW welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions was founded in 1931, making it the first accredited school west of the Mississippi River to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Community Health Education, Kinesiology, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Public Health (Minor), Sport Management, and Rehabilitative Sciences. Master’s degrees are offered in Nursing, Kinesiology, Sport Management, and Athletic Training (projected summer 2020). Also, UIW offers a practice doctorate in nursing (DNP) for post MSN RNs. A post BSN for RNs is also available with Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentrations.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean leads multiple disciplines within the School while advancing the liberal arts identity of the University. A key dimension of the Dean’s role is to promote the mission and heritage of the University as a Catholic institution that delivers a curriculum characterized by “a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service.” The Dean implements the priorities of the University as set by the President and Provost. The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate; be eligible for appointment with tenure in a field within the School of Nursing and Health Professions; and demonstrate evidence of university administration and collaborative leadership experience at the departmental level or higher. Preferred qualifications include a current license required to practice as a Registered Nurse and be eligible for an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas.

Applications received by Monday, March 9th can be assured full consideration. Academic Search of Washington, D.C is partnering with the University in this search. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest may be submitted in confidence. For more information about this opportunity, the University, and expectations and qualifications, please review the full position profile. A confidential discussion about this search may be arranged through or by contacting the consultants:

Ann Die Hasselmo,

Penny Gibbons,

To apply, a candidate should submit: 1) a detailed letter of interest, 2) a full resume/CV, and 3) a list of five professional references, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting the candidate’s relationship for each referencewho will not be contacted without permission. Please send materials as an email attachment (3 separate documents) to:

Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word and will not be tolerated. The University of the Incarnate Word complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, gender, age or disability in either employment or the provision of services. As a Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is, however, exempt from the prohibition against religious discrimination of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.