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Thank you for your interest in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a nationally recognized nursing program that graduates more than 140 BSN students each year.

For additional information about the College, please review the College Profile.

Application information is available at Careers at UW-Eau Claire.

Current Employment Opportunities


Associate Dean for Nursing Faculty and Curriculum


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Associate Dean is a fiscal year appointment with their tenure home in the Department of Nursing.  The Associate Dean provides leadership and management of the nursing department - inclusive of management of personnel, recruitment of employees, overseeing the budget, fostering faculty growth and development, and establishing a supportive and productive work environment. The anticipated start date would be July 1, 2015.

The Associate Dean of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum provides leadership for the college and department in consultation and cooperation with the Dean and performs duties as assigned by the Dean. The Associate Dean of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum is a role model for faculty and develops and maintains a positive and productive work environment that promotes excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and advising in the Department of Nursing. The Associate Dean is a member of the Department of Nursing with voting privileges. The Associate Dean also provides leadership through effective participation in college and university-wide policy and decision-making activities. The Associate Dean teaches a minimum of 3-6 credits annually. The Associate Dean of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum reports to the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Science. This is a fiscal year administrative appointment.

The Associate Dean has the authority and the responsibility for leadership in:

  • Fostering collegiality and collaboration within and between programs, departments, units, and colleges;
  • Establishing a positive, supportive, and productive environment for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Effectively and respectfully advocating on behalf of the programs and department of nursing;
  • Supporting, encouraging, and enhancing career-long professional growth and development of all faculty and staff;
  • Supporting, encouraging, and enhancing service of all faculty and staff to the department, college and university;
  • Faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure;
  • Advocating for diversity in personnel actions;
  • Ensuring fair, complete, and procedurally sound personnel actions are conducted;
  • Overseeing the graduate and undergraduate program directors' staffing of programs and class schedules;
  • Overseeing the creation and implementation of orientation and mentorship programs for new hires;
  • Resolving registration, staffing and other issues that relate to faculty, staff and the nursing curriculums;
  • Represents the Dean in matters related to human resources and budget;
  • Represents or acts for the Dean in the Dean's absence, and as directed by the Dean serves on campus and college committees and serves as an advisor to the Dean on matters related to human resources, budget, governance and organization of the College and its component units and programs.
The Associate Dean has the authority and the responsibility for management and oversight of:
  • All staff within the Department of Nursing, inclusive of the clinical agency coordinators, and all personnel procedures and actions including recruitment, annual performance evaluation, salary, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes in coordination with the DPC in the department of Nursing, as appropriate;
  • Program/Department budgets;
  • Faculty travel, vacation, and use of sick leave; and
  • Preparation and submission of reports as requested by the Dean, Provost or Chancellor.
The Associate Dean/Chair participates with the Dean or members of the Dean's office but is not primarily responsible for:
  • Facilitating alumni relations, community outreach, and development activities;
  • Student support issues including prospective student recruiting;
  • Administration, assessment, and evaluation of all department programs and curriculum;
  • Departmental outreach activities to both alumni and interested community members; and
  • Equipment inventory and facilities assigned to the department.
  • Doctoral degree required, doctoral degree in nursing preferred
  • A master's degree in nursing
  • Eligible for tenure in the Department of Nursing
  • Current RN licensure in the United States and eligibility for RN licensure in Wisconsin, with Wisconsin RN license required by start of contract
  • Expertise in nursing education and educational administration
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in leading and managing a Department of Nursing that includes graduate as well as undergraduate programs
  • Experience in the development of orientation and mentoring programs for faculty and staff
  • Experience with management of human resources and budget
  • Familiarity with software programs to support effective management of a nursing department.


The College of Nursing and Health Sciences serves over 800 undergraduate and graduate students, with an expanding faculty and staff. We offer CCNE-accredited traditional and BSN-Completion programs, MSN and DNP programs. The BSN programs in Eau Claire and Marshfield, WI, are connected by interactive video. The BSN-Completion program is part of a collaborative statewide initiative, providing both distance and onsite course offerings. At the MSN graduate level, nursing education is the program focus. At the DNP graduate level, students select advanced clinical practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) or nursing administration. With a reputation of responding to community/state needs, the College is regularly involved in new initiatives, enhancing community connections, promoting a diverse faculty and student body, and maintaining an environmentally friendly milieu.


Apply online with the following materials in pdf format:

  • Letter of application
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Copy of RN licensure
  • Contact information for three references.

Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: UW-Eau Claire Careers You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Nursing and Health Sciences: Associate Dean of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum position (Job ID # 9997) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

For questions, please contact Cathy Wilson, Dean's Assistant at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at 715-836-5287 or email

Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing (available in the on-line application process). Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

Original graduate school transcripts are necessary at time of appointment.

To learn more, visit the Web site:

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Tenure-track (probationary) faculty positions are available at all ranks. Appointments are nine months with possibilities for summer appointments. There are excellent opportunities for research, leadership, clinical and professional development. Engaged teams of students and faculty conduct research through the University student-faculty collaborative research program. Interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship opportunities are readily available and supported at this university. Collaborative community exchanges, cultural immersion programs and global awareness initiatives are well-established at the university and new, innovative partnerships are supported through the university strategic plan and community agencies. Faculty and staff at the University foster student-centered learning, leadership skill development, and a strong shared governance model.


The faculty role includes traditional classroom, clinical and/or online teaching/learning as well as other innovations in inter-professional education, cross-disciplinary initiatives, community collaborations, and distance education processes. Other faculty duties include advising, performing research/scholarly activities, engaging in service, and participating in University Faculty governance through service on Department, College, and University committees.


  • Doctoral degree in nursing or related field or substantial progress toward doctorate with a master’s degree in nursing*, though candidates without a master’s degree and near completion of a doctoral degree in nursing may be considered contingent on completion of the doctoral degree prior to the start of the contractual period;
  • Current RN licensure in the U.S. and eligibility for RN licensure in Wisconsin. RN license required by start of contract;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to the core values of equity, diversity and inclusivity;


  • Teaching experience within the past 5 years;
  • Evidence of scholarly and/or research dissemination within the past 5 years;
  • Preferred areas of expertise - Although applicants with other clinical practice and or scholarship expertise may be considered, depending on areas of departmental need, the following areas of expertise will be given the highest consideration:
  • -Nurse Practitioner: Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology, Adult, or Family with certification and prescriptive authority; or
    -Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gerontology, or Adult/Gerontology with certification; or
    -Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist: Psychiatric/Mental Health with certificate.

*To hold a tenure-track position, the candidate must have an earned doctorate or have made substantial progress toward the doctorate. In order to continue on the tenure track, the doctorate must be completed by the end of the first year of full-time employment.


To apply, please visit For questions or additional information about these positions, please contact Dr. Mary Canales, Chair of Search and Screen Committee at 715-836-4024 or