Dean, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Apr 19, 2024
May 19, 2024

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, among the top 40 of NIH-funded institutions, is an international leader in caring science. Throughout its 45-year history, the College has placed great emphasis on well-being through caring. The College is the only college of nursing in the U.S. with all four of its degree programs-BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD, endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Center. Total enrollment for the College in Fall 2023 was 584 BSN students and 389 graduate students. There are 60 full-time faculty members and more than 6,800 alumni worldwide.

As the chief executive officer for the College of Nursing, the Dean will set the standard of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the College. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, fostering a positive and productive work environment that promotes excellence in teaching, practice, and research. The Dean will serve as a strong advocate for the College, advancing its reputation and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership in teaching, research, and practice with a commitment to the holistic, caring-focused mission, vision, and philosophy that guides the College. Minimum requirements include: a doctoral degree (Ph.D.or Ed.D) in nursing or a related field; a record of distinguished teaching and research; prior administrative experience, preferably within an academic setting; proven success in external funding; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor in nursing. The successful candidate will be a person of high integrity and an entrepreneurial leader with a strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to academic excellence.

Founded in 1964, FAU is a culturally diverse and dynamic public research university located in southeast Florida at the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. FAU serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on six campuses and sites along more than 100 miles of Florida's east coast. FAU provides abundant opportunities to build cross-cutting collaborations in interprofessional healthcare practice, leadership, education, research and community engagement with other colleges and with state-of-the-art, campus-wide research institutes.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. These materials should be sent electronically to Inquiries may be addressed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172 or Diane Smith at 267-766-0410.


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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