Nursing Dean Announcement

OPEN SEARCH: Dean, UIC College of Nursing

The search for the Dean of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing is underway.

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Additional information about the search process will be updated regularly on this website.

If you have any questions, please contact the search coordinator, Jennifer Rowan, at jrowan@uic.edu.

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

It is my pleasure to announce that the search for the Dean of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing is underway. The UIC College of Nursing is among the nation’s premier nursing schools with a strong reputation for achieving excellence in education, research, clinical practice and service, while also prioritizing community involvement.

The College has consistently ranked in the top ten among all U.S. nursing schools for NIH research funding. The UIC Nursing DNP program is ranked 6th in the nation by the 2020 US News & World Report and the RN to BSN Online Degree is ranked 3rd. With six sites throughout Northern and Central Illinois (located in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Quad Cities, and Urbana) the College helps its over 1,500 baccalaureate and graduate students turn science into solutions by preparing them to meet the challenges of providing high-quality care to diverse populations in a cost-effective manner. As one of UIC’s seven health sciences colleges, the College of Nursing plays an integral role among UIC’s academic health enterprise, UI Health, allowing nursing students to engage in interprofessional classroom and clinical opportunities.

The Dean of the College of Nursing is a member of the leadership team of the university and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. More information about this position is available on this website.

To ensure a successful search, I am seeking your participation by nominating colleagues and encouraging excellent candidates to apply. Please submit your nomination(s) and suggestions to NURSDEANSEARCH@uic.edu. You may also nominate an individual for this position using the  on-line form available here.

Finally, I would like to thank the search committee members (listed below) and the co-chairs, Dr. Robin Mermelstein and Dean Mark Rosenblatt, for their participation on this important committee. I am confident that, with your support, the committee will identify an outstanding set of finalists for consideration for the position.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Dean
University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). The UIC College of Nursing has a long history of excellence in nursing leadership, research, education and practice at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and throughout urban and rural communities locally and globally.

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The UIC College of Nursing is among the nation’s premier nursing schools with a strong reputation for achieving excellence in education, research, clinical practice and service, while also prioritizing community involvement. The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science degree, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with 12 specialties, a Doctor of Philosophy, and certificate programs that cover a spectrum of areas within the nursing sciences. The 1,500 diverse baccalaureate and graduate students apply “science to solutions” at six campuses – Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield and Urbana. UIC Nursing houses the $6.1 million, state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory, which is among the largest at any U.S. nursing school.

The faculty are recognized nationally for their outstanding productivity and excellence in research and translating findings into health care practice. The faculty practice is uniquely positioned within an academic health center and includes community-based initiatives and a federally qualified health center (FQHC).

The College has consistently ranked in the top ten among all U.S. nursing schools for NIH research funding. The UIC Nursing DNP program is ranked 6th in the nation by the 2020 US News & World Report and the RN to BSN Online Degree is ranked 3rd. The College has maintained its Collaborating Centre for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care with the World Health Organization for over 30 years. The College has 29 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing and 7 faculty in Sigma Theta Tau’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The University of Illinois Chicago
Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is the city’s only public research university. Its 16 academic colleges serve more than 33,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, a leader in providing access to underrepresented students. With seven health sciences colleges, UIC is the state’s principal educator of health professionals and a major healthcare provider to underserved communities. UIC students become professionals in fields ranging from law and business to engineering to education, liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, and social work, as well as architecture, design and the arts. UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of one of the world’s greatest cities. The campus is designated a Minority, Hispanic, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The university is a five-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. UIC is ranked 22nd among the 340 U.S. public universities and a top 10 best value university, according to the 2021 Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings.

The Opportunity
The Dean has executive responsibility for the College and reports to the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, who oversees UIC’s seven health science colleges and the care delivery system (www.vcha.uic.edu). The position of Dean requires dynamic leadership, innovative vision, as well as outstanding communication and administrative skills. The Dean should build, sustain and expand clinical, research and education programs locally and globally. The Dean must be able to align essential internal and external constituencies toward common goals and to garner resources through leadership of the clinical enterprise, education, fund-raising, extramural research support and prudent budgeting and resource management.

The College is committed to increasing diversity in our college community and incorporating teaching, practice and scholarship focused on the moral and ethical principles that founded the nursing profession. The Dean will embrace UIC Nursing’s commitment to condemning racism in all its forms and supporting education, policies and practices that advocate for equity and social justice for all people. The College is committed to eliminating structural and anti-Black racism.

UIC Nursing is dedicated to strengthening our alliance with and support of all individuals and communities at risk of marginalization and/or violence including Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ persons, religious minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities.

Candidates should have a doctorate in nursing or a related field; an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, professional accomplishments and qualifications consistent with appointment as a full professor and eligible for tenure; demonstrated commitment to diversity and fostering an inclusive environment; success as a mentor to faculty and students; excellence in teaching and learning, and support of shared faculty governance; experience with Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) programs; strong collaborative negotiating and administrative leadership experience as well as a national reputation. Eligibility for RN licensure by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Nursing is required.

For fullest consideration, submit an application, including a letter of interest, resume/CV at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=140647 by February 22, 2021. Nominations may be submitted confidentially via email to nursdeansearch@uic.edu.

Letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Robin Mermelstein and Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, Co-Chairs
Search Committee for Dean of the UIC College of Nursing
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
University of Illinois Chicago
914 S Wood Street (MCA 104, MC 973)
Chicago, IL 60612

The University of Illinois Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899.

 

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Please provide nomination information using the on-line form here. Upon form completion, your nomination will be sent to the Search Committee co-chairs for review.

Search Committee Co-chairs

Robin Mermelstein, PhD, (Co-chair)
Distinguished Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology
Department, Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy, Co-Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, MHA, (Co-chair)
Executive Dean, Illinois Lions/Charles I. Young Chair, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Search Committee Members

Ulf G. Bronas, PhD, ATC, FSVM, FAHA Teresa J. Krassa, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor, Director, Laboratory of Vascular and Cognitive Health, Chair, Cardiometabolic Research Interest Group, Faculty Athletic Representative, University of Illinois Chicago, College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science Associate Director, Urbana Regional Campus, Certificate Program Coordinator, Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences Certificate Program, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Carolyn Dickens, PhD Crystal L. Patil, PhD
Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing Professor and Department Head, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Department of Human Development Nursing Science
Ardith Z. Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN Laurie Quinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, CDCES, APN-CS
Nursing Collegiate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing Science, University of Illinois Chicago, College of Nursing Clinical Professor, Minnich Professor and Director, Center for Sleep and Health Research Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Kamal Eldeirawi, PhD, RN Eleanor Rivera, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Director of Faculty Mentorship, Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, 2013-2016, Department of Population Health Nursing Science, UIC College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Nursing Science
Michael Frintner Charese A. Smith, MPA
Graduate Student Nurses Organization Representative Assistant Director for Urban Health Program, College of Nursing
Gerry Gorman, RN, PhD Karriem S. Watson, DHS, MS, MPH
Clinical Professor, Department of Population Health Nursing Science, College of Nursing Associate Executive Director, UI Health Mile Square Health Center, Associate Director Community Outreach and Engagement UI Cancer Center, Research Assistant Professor UIC School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences
Mary T. Keehn, PT, DPT, MHPE Charles Yingling, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Director, Interprofessional Education, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Office of the Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Nursing Science

Search Committee Staff

Jennifer Rowan
Director, Finance and Human Resources
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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To learn more about the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, the scope of the Nursing Dean position, and how to submit a candidate for nomination, please review this profile document.

Questions can be directed to Committee Co-chairs: Robin Mermelstein, PhD – robinm@uic.edu or
Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, MHA – mrosenbl@uic.edu

Staff: Jennifer Rowan – jrowan@uic.edu