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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 271705-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFAs) reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing (SoN) and serves as a member of the Dean's Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for the development and implementation of the School's strategic direction. The successful candidate works with executive leaders and all areas of the school to coordinate faculty recruitment, retention, promotion, review, and development across the school. The ADFAs is responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight for matters related to faculty development, including the establishing of programs, policies, and processes that support faculty in their academic roles as educators, researchers, and translators. This position is required to have a concurrent faculty appointment at a tenured professorial rank (Associate Professor or Professor).


- Coordinates Dean's Office activities focusing on academic personnel, including oversight of performance appraisal process for tenure track faculty, instructional academic staff (clinical faculty), and clinical health sciences faculty.
- Facilitates and advances the promotion and tenure process, working collaboratively with faculty and staff across the school as well as with outside parties.
- Oversees tenure-track faculty and instructional academic staff recruitment processes and works to increase faculty diversity; handles arrangements for visiting candidates, interviews, and tenure track submissions.
- Oversees preparation of tenure dossiers and other materials related to faculty recognition, in collaboration with faculty committees and at the direction of the Dean.
- Works collaboratively with other areas to ensure timely delivery and robustness of new faculty onboarding.
- Works collaboratively with the Associate and Assistant Deans on teaching assignments, professional development, and performance management.
- Provides leadership, guidance, and support for enhanced collaboration among tenure track faculty and instructional academic staff as well as across disciplines and academic programs.
- Provides leadership on shared governance practices and personnel policies within the School and across campus.
- Serves as a resource to faculty on scholarly work and advancement of research agendas, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs.
- Serves as a member and/or resource person to SoN and University committees, task forces, and work groups.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Earned research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in Nursing or related field. If earned research doctorate is not in nursing, a graduate degree in nursing is required.


* More than 6 years of relevant work experience required, with increasing responsibility and demonstrated leadership in health care and higher education.
* Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are required, with an open communication style that fosters trust, credibility, and understanding.
* Ability to navigate complex academic and health care communities, building bridges and strong collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
* Supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to interact and influence at all levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions and areas toward shared objectives.
* Demonstrated experience in teaching and conducting research in nursing at university level. Candidates should have experience in coordinating school-wide initiatives in research-intensive nursing school settings, facilitating academic-practice partnerships, and supervising academic personnel.
* For appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, a substantial nationally recognized record of research, publication, teaching, and service meeting criteria for a tenured faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is required.


RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires most work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. The person in this position may request and be considered for remote work flexibility as needed and approved by the supervisor.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ANNUAL (12 months)
Minimum salary for this A-basis (12-month) position is $100,000/year. In addition to base pay, the employee in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and other paid time off, competitive insurances and savings accounts, and employer sponsored retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

For nearly 100 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Nursing (SoN) has been committed to enhancing healthcare through teaching and research. With a mission to develop leaders for the profession and society; we make discoveries, enhance systems, and improve health through research, education, and practice for Wisconsin and beyond. The School of Nursing strives to achieve inclusive excellence and fosters an academic environment that welcomes diversity in students, faculty, staff, and the curriculum.

In the course of employment with the School of Nursing (SoN), dependent upon position and job responsibilities, employees may have access to PHI (personal health information) in order to fulfill the duties of their position. As part of the UW-Madison Health Care Component (HCC), all SoN faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and unpaid affiliates are required to complete HIPAA training as part of their orientation.

Successful candidates are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

A caregiver criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

How to Apply:

The School of Nursing is working with Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) on this recruitment. Please go to this website,, to visit their recruitment page and search for "Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs."

Interested applicants are requested to apply via the ACES website. Those who are advanced to the next stage will be notified by ACES to formally apply via the UW-Madison jobs website at A complete application includes the following:

1. A letter of application referring to Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) #271705
2. A current curriculum vitae
3. A research statement (2 pages), teaching statement (2 pages), diversity statement (2 pages), and leadership statement (2 pages) (submitted as a single merged PDF file)
4. Three data-based peer-reviewed publications (submitted as a single merged PDF file)
5. Three letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate teaching, research, leadership, and commitment to inclusive excellence

To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by midnight on March 15, 2023. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dean Linda D. Scott at


Linda Scott
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030)



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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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