Associate level Professor, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

SUNY Oswego   Boca Raton , FL   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 3, 2022
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The College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.


Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking an Associate level Professor, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at our Boca Raton Campus in Boca Raton, FL. This position is a 12-month contract faculty line. The 12-month assignment is due to the expected administrative assignment associated with this role. The expected teaching load will only be as assigned as required. 


Below is a listing of the primary job responsibilities.


Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean role are as follows:


  • Chair the appropriate Academic Program Committees.
  • Facilitate the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs in collaboration with the appropriate academic program committees.
  • Collaborate with Associate Dean for Academic Programs to schedule academic offerings ensuring quality and consistency across programs, compliance with university policies, and requirements of external agencies.


Administer university/program policies and procedures.


  • Provide input to the Associate Deans and Dean on essential program matters.
  • Represent the College on appropriate University Committees.
  • Provide oversight of the admission process of students to programs.
  • Provide oversight of student placement processes in nursing practice courses.
  • Provide oversight of the routine day-to-day activities of the program.
  • Recommend students who have fulfilled the requirements for graduation to the Dean.
  • Provide for adequate staffing of programs in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.
  • Provide leadership for mentoring and evaluation of instructors, adjunct faculty and Student Services Staff.
  • Provide oversight of student advisement processes to ensure quality and consistence of advising provided.
  • Provide oversight of the processes used in the organization and maintenance of program records.
  • Serve as liaison with the community.


We are seeking candidates to join our community of scholars who are passionate about nursing and want to thrive in a creative and caring work environment. FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is known internationally for its dedication to Caring: expanding the science, practicing the art, studying the meaning, and living it day-to-day. We offer four-degree programs (BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD) with curricula that are unique and caring-based with opportunities for inter-professional education with medical, social work and pharmacy students.


The College of Nursing is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.


Our research advances caring science in the areas of: healthy aging across the lifespan, holistic health, health equity, and transforming nursing practice environments.


Candidates who can contribute to research that aligns with the College of Nursing’s and FAU’s research pillars within the I-HEALTH and I-BRAIN research institutes are encouraged to apply.


To enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research, FAU established university-wide research institutes. These research pillars are: I-HEALTH, I-BRAIN, I-SENSE & FAU Harbor Branch. These areas are dedicated to improving and addressing diseases of the brain, enhancing human health and quality of life, protecting the oceans and environment locally and globally, and using sensors to study and monitor the world around us.


The FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH, I-HEALTH supports cancer, infectious diseases, and human health and dementia research, education, and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-HEALTH qualify for pilot grants, research technology support, and subsidized use of the I-HEALTH Bioanalytical Core Facility. I-HEALTH faculty pursue research including therapeutic intervention strategies, development of novel diagnostics, environmental contributions to human health, and clinical trials. 


The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN, I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research, education and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants, graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience, cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and disease mechanism and treatment studies.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for this position should have a minimum of a doctorate from an accredited institution in nursing (PhD, DNS, or DNP) or a related field at time of application. 

The applicant must have at least one graduate degree in Nursing. 

Must be a Nurse Practitioner (required). 

Administrative experience is strongly preferred.

Graduate education/experience in a focused area of practice is preferred.

A minimum of five years’ related work experience is needed to be considered. 

Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion activities. 

Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. 



All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor - College of Nursing on the Office of Human Resources' career website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae. 


Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on


Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position. 


For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ13214).


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.