Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions

Position Overview

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York College of Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic, solutions-oriented, visionary to serve as the Dean of its School of Nursing and Health Professions. York College is located in a vibrant mid-size city that is within 45 minutes of Baltimore and Harrisburg and two hours from Washington, DC. The College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors; master’s degrees in nursing, business administration, communication, music, and education, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing practice.

The department of nursing is the largest academic department at York College, serving more than 569 majors pursuing bachelor’s degrees and 85 students enrolled in graduate programs. The department employs 19 full- time, tenure-line faculty, 90% of whom hold terminal degrees. More than 50 adjunct faculty, including practicing professionals, combine with full-time faculty to offer students a balance of scholarship and practical knowledge.

The Position

The new dean will report to the provost and serve on the Provost’s Council. The dean is responsible for preparing budgets, recruiting well-qualified professors, overseeing all of the professional accreditations within the new school, and acting as both a spokesperson for the school and as a liaison with area health care leaders. The dean oversees faculty development to ensure the high-quality teaching that is central to York College’s mission. The new dean will possess an earned doctorate in a health-related field, will have a proven record as a scholar and educator, and will bring significant academic and administrative leadership experience to this position. For further details, please download the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

The York College Dean-SNHP Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until a dean is selected. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by January 9, 2020 to:

The application package should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format and must include a Letter of Interest that directly responds to the Leadership Opportunities and the Characteristics of the SHNP Dean sections of the search profile, a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for five references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

Nominators and prospective candidates are welcome to contact:

Dr. Richard A. Wueste,, (540) 431-5131

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.