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Dean, School of Nursing

Roberts Wesleyan University is seeking an Academic Dean for the School of Nursing.  The Associate Professor/Professor who fills this half-time role will also serve half-time in teaching and/or additional administrative roles. The mission of the School of Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan University is to advance the profession of nursing through education, practice and scholarship within a supportive Christian academic environment. The school has over 200 students in a prelicensure baccalaureate program, an online RN to BS degree completion program and online graduate programs in Nursing Leadership & Administration, Nursing Education and Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner programs.

Candidates for this position will join a faculty committed to excellence in nursing education in a suburban area of Rochester New York. Roberts Wesleyan University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts college in the Christian tradition with approximately 1700 students.  Roberts values and affirms human diversity and believes that all people are created in the image of God and therefore and is committed to providing a supportive environment that promotes awareness of, sensitivity to, and appreciation of human diversity. The nursing programs are faith-based, rooted in holistic care and graduates are highly regarded in the Rochester community and beyond.


  • Support and enhancement of the education of the students; contribute to the campus community; and support the institution and the overall strategic mission of the University
  • Governance of the School of Nursing’s faculty and staff,
  • Serving as a member of the Academic Cabinet
  • Providing effective leadership and direction, and support in establishing, communicating and achieving short and long term goals and initiatives to promote the mission of the School of Nursing and University
  • Facilitating relationships within the School of Nursing and with other campus offices.
  • Oversight of curricular implementation and academic assessment in the School of Nursing
  • Overseeing compliance with NYS Higher Education, Professional Program Accreditation and University Accreditation
  • Interfacing with academic life of the college and supports student activities
  • Overseeing faculty hiring, training, orientation, and evaluation
  • Making final decisions on faculty loading based on input from department program directors
  • Facilitating resolution of complaints and grievances.
  • Developing and providing oversite for School Budget in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Teaching in one or more programs in the School of Nursing


  • Earned Doctorate in nursing or related field from an accredited institution recognized by the US
  • Current and unencumbered Registered Nurse license in NYS
  • Strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice
  • Exhibit multicultural competence and show strong commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent personal communication, computer skills, and professional manner
  • Creative and innovative
  • Proven leadership skills in higher education
  • Five years of successful academic teaching experience with increasing levels of academic leadership in higher education
  • Consistently present on campus

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed Application for RWU Faculty Employment (download at to:

Dr. Susanne Mohnkern, Interim Dean & Graduate Program Director
School of Nursing
Roberts Wesleyan University
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY  14624-1997

For further information, contact Dr. Mohnkern via e-mail: or call 585.594.6735. Racially or ethnically minoritized candidates are especially encouraged to apply as well as persons from other historically underrepresented groups.


Roberts Wesleyan University complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $92,000 based on experience and rank.