Dean of the College of Nursing

Tampa, FL

University of South Florida College of Nursing

The University of South Florida, USF Health, is searching for a dynamic collegial leader to serve as Dean, College of Nursing. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a nurse leader to continue the positive trajectory of the College of Nursing as an internationally renowned center of nursing excellence.

The Dean of the College of Nursing reports to the Senior Vice President, USF Health, and serves as part of the leadership team of USF Health, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Sciences. The Dean will be expected to establish and communicate a compelling vision for the College that incorporates excellence and innovation in the tripartite mission inclusive of education, research, and service. In addition, the Dean will be responsible for providing leadership for the College of Nursing establishing academic and administrative policy and overseeing all College operations and programs. Further, the Dean will be responsible for promoting inter-professional education and interdisciplinary research within USF Health and throughout the University, as well as community engagement, locally and internationally.

Founded in 1973, the College of Nursing is one of four colleges in USF Health at the University of South Florida, and offers a baccalaureate, master’s, CRNA, DNP, and PhD programs. The College of Nursing is comprised of 65 full-time and 7 part-time faculty and 71 affiliate faculty and has over 700 clinical affiliates including 10 major hospitals within a 10-county service area in West Central Florida. The College of Nursing enrolls 2,199 students and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the BS, MS, and DNP degree programs. In addition, the Nurse Anesthesia master’s concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. Further, the College is ranked #32 NIH funding in the US. For more information visit the College’s website, found at

The University of South Florida System—which includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee—is being consolidated into “One University, Globally Distributed” and is the academic home of more than 50,000 students. A global research university, USF is ranked in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In fiscal year 2019, the University was awarded over $500 million in contracts and grants.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of nearly three million residents and offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

The University of South Florida offers a nationally competitive salary and excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Applicants must complete an application through the University online recruitment system, Careers, to be formally considered for this position by the Search Committee. Review of applications submitted through Careers will begin August 1, 2020.

Salary & Benefits:  Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply:  Please visit and access “Work at USF” and then click on Access Careers@USF and search for Job Opening ID 25134. Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position, CV, and a list of three references. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance.

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974-6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.

Posted: 05/22/2020