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Dean, Scott & White School of Nursing

University of Mary Hardin Baylor
Belton, TX
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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Dean, Scott & White School of Nursing

ID: 1675
Department: Mayborn College of Health Sciences
Type: Full-time Faculty
Post Date: 09/01/2022
Position Available Date: N/A

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor welcomes inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of its Scott & White School of Nursing, available on June 1, 2023.
The Dean provides leadership to 20 full time faculty and staff. The Scott & White School of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. More information is available at

The Dean will lead the Scott & White School of Nursing to support the University's mission to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. The Dean will have the opportunity to impact the School through academic leadership, curriculum development and other program advancement; faculty research; accreditation; budget and resource development; assessment and evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.

The Dean will teach up to two courses per year, serve under a 12-month faculty contract, and report to the Executive Dean of the Mayborn College of Health Sciences.

The successful candidate should be a:
  • Communicative leader who can build relationships within the School, College and the University, engage and serve the healthcare community, and establish and maintain excellent relationships with the local and regional healthcare systems, its administrators and staff;
  • Collaborative leader who can participate in policymaking and direction for the University;
  • Strategic leader willing to promote innovative ideas and diverse modes of course delivery as the School grows in numbers of students and programs;
  • Visionary leader who can further the School and College's goals and objectives, identify emerging academic issues and recommend appropriate program responses;
  • Christian leader who can apply their personal commitment to Christ to further the Christian mission of the School, College and the University.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in nursing or healthcare-related field is required;
  • A current and valid Texas RN license is required. Current licensure in another state with eligibility to achieve Texas RN licensure within six (6) months of hire may be substituted;
  • Five (5) years' full-time experience in nursing education is required, with at least three (3) years in a leadership role;
  • Experience liaising with a state Board of Nursing is required;
  • Experience with nursing education accreditation is required (CCNE preferred);
  • Substantial administrative experience is required; a portion of the administrative experience in a higher education environment is preferred;
  • Proven track record of building relationships with all constituents; and
  • Demonstrated ability to think systemically, administer collegially, and advocate effectively for the University, the School, the College and its faculty and students.

University of Mary Hardin- Baylor
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Christ-centered co-educational institution of higher learning affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. The historic campus spans more than 300 acres and comprises the living and learning environment for over 3,500 students representing 41 states and 34 foreign countries.

UMHB offers more than 51 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate degree programs.

UMHB is currently ranked # 41 of the U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best universities in the Regional Universities West Division.
Belton and Central Texas

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Located 55 miles north of Austin and 40 miles south of Waco, Belton boasts a downtown historic district, Victorian era homes, and over 160 historical markers in the city and surrounding areas. For recreation, Belton's bodies of water include Belton Lake, a fisher's and boater's haven, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is rated one of the top lakes in Texas for water quality. The climate is mild to hot, with winter low temperatures averaging in the 40's and summertime highs in the 90's.
Inquiries, Referrals and Applications: If you know of qualified candidates, we would appreciate your referral.
UMHB offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.


EXTERNAL CANDIDATES - Visit for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

INTERNAL CANDIDATES - Submit a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Colin Wilborn, Executive Dean, Mayborn College of Health Sciences ( with copy to Sherri Worley, Associate Vice President for Human Resources (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.

To apply, visit

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