Position Overview:

D'Youville University is looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented academic leader to fill the position of Dean of the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing (PGH SON).

The Dean is the Chief Academic Officer and Nursing Administrator of the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing and will be responsible for the accomplishment of the mission, vision, strategic goals, and expected outcomes. This position is designed to provide leadership and oversight in a collaborative, active, engaged academic community.

The right candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the kind of leadership abilities that allows for relationships and agreements developed with academic, research, and health care communities at the local, state, and national levels. The Dean assures compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the New York State Education Department.

The Dean is responsive to the leadership of D'Youville University, including the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and, through them, the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the Dean works collaboratively with the communities of interest of the SON, including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, families, alumni, donors, community agencies, schools of nursing, and university deans.

Reports to: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Direct Reports: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, Director for Nursing Simulation and Clinical Practice Center, and the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Nursing.


  • Leads efforts for external fundraising from philanthropic organizations or individuals, as well as grant-writing initiatives
  • Assures compliance with requirements and regulations of the New York State Education Department, Middle States Higher Education Association, and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Develops and sustains a leadership structure within the SON to support the accomplishment of the mission, strategic goals, and expected outcomes
  • Collaborates with faculty to assure program effectiveness for all degree offerings, oversees curriculum development; accountable for maintaining the program accreditation as applicable
  • Guides search processes to assure compliance with D'Youville University (DU) policies and EEOC guidelines, seeking to recruit and retain faculty of the highest caliber to contribute to the accomplishment of the mission, goals, and expected student outcomes
  • Supports faculty in the accomplishment of scholarship in accordance with Boyer's model of scholarship
  • Interfaces with the Department Personnel Committee as its members recommend qualified faculty members who meet the renewal, promotion, and tenure guidelines established by the PGH SON faculty
  • Sustains a climate of shared governance in the PGH SON, partnering with shared governance leaders to assure accomplishment of the mission, goals, and expected outcomes in a climate that assures academic freedom and collegiality
  • Maintains accountability for a balanced budget, seeking funding for initiatives within the school of nursing, and assures delivery of the curriculum through full-time, adjunct, and overload budgets
  • Supports faculty development through funding for selected continuing education events on campus, or attendance at professional conferences
  • Actively monitors enrollment in programs and implements feasibility studies in collaboration with faculty to assure financial soundness of program delivery and assessing needs for new programs that meet the needs of the community of interest and complement the mission and goals of the University and PGH SON, accountable for setting academic standards for admission and requirements for graduation
  • Represents the PGH SON at events on and off campus sponsored by the SON, or representation through a designee, including, but not limited to: PGH SON Advisory Council, New Student and Accepted Student Days, Sigma Theta Tau Induction and the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York Research Day, Alumni meetings, Student Orientation sessions, Honors Convocation, Pinning Ceremonies, White Coat Ceremonies, Commencement, and other such events
  • Represents the PGH SON on the Dean's Council, the University Academic Council, as well as other University groups as designated by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Serves as the Chair of the PGH SON Faculty Organization, chairing meetings in accordance with bylaws
  • Serves on the New York Council of Deans, the Catholic Deans of Nursing Schools, and other such organizations representing the PGH SON
  • Attends key nursing conferences, including the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Semiannual Dean's meetings and other meetings as deemed appropriate to positioning the PGH SON to accomplish the mission, strategic goals, and expected outcomes
  • Promotes the accomplishments of the PGH SON constituencies
  • Assures the communication of important information among PGH SON constituencies in a timely manner
  • Serves as the PGH SON's ambassador to the communities of interest, includes supporting legislative efforts in alignment with the President's office


  • Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of New York (or eligible)
  • Master of Science with a major in nursing, and an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field such as Healthcare administration
  • A minimum six years of experience in nursing education with increasing levels of academic leadership
  • Teaching experience, with expert level of knowledge surrounding pedagogy and online course delivery, including the delivery of advanced practice programs
  • Experience as a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education evaluator preferred
  • Experience with undergraduate and graduate nursing education
  • Analytical skills pertinent to budget planning and outcomes assessment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Superb negotiation and conflict resolution abilities
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with ability to facilitate change to accomplish the mission, vision, strategic goals, and expected program, student, and faculty outcomes.

To apply:

Submit a CV/Resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and experiences that speak to your qualification for the position. The position is open until filled; the preference will be given to applications submitted by April 18, 2022.

Work Remotely – No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $150,000.00 – $160,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimateof the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associatedresponsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selectedcandidate.

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world. 

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyc.edu/.

About D'Youville College


About D’Youville College

Founded in 1908, D’Youville College is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic college located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.

D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community provide wonderful opportunities.

D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Buffalo is home to several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Frederick Law Olmstead parks, and of course, the chicken wing!

Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.

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