Iowa Nursing Seeks Associate Dean for Graduate Practice Programs


Tenure Track or Clinical Track


The University of Iowa College of Nursing seeks a leader with a deep commitment to academic excellence, collaboration, diversity, and student success for the position of Associate Dean of Graduate Practice Programs.

The Opportunity
The Associate Dean for Graduate Practice Programs has administrative leadership, oversight, and coordination, including responsibilities for the day-to-day academic operations of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs in the College of Nursing. This position works with the Executive Leadership Team and Academic/Student Services to ensure the quality and the vitality of the DNP and MSN programs.    

The College of Nursing
As a leader in nursing education, research, and practice innovations, the UI College of Nursing has received national recognition by U.S. News & World Report, ranking seven of its graduate programs in the top 25 in the nation (in comparison to all public and private schools).

Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the country. It’s where small town hospitality meets big city amenities, where friendly meets adventurous. It’s a place where everyone’s welcome.

Education Requirements
Education, licensure and certification requirements include either of the following:   

  1. Earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and
  • Current or eligible licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Iowa. 
  • Board certified by the national certifying body in a designated patient population that aligns with education.  
  • Selected candidate must complete the State of Iowa Registered Nurse and ARNP licensure process upon appointment.


  1. Earned Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Systems/Administration and   
  • Current or eligible licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa. 
  • Selected candidate must complete the State of Iowa Registered Nurse licensure process upon appointment.


Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and/or program development and evaluation, knowledge of professional accreditation standards.
  • A record of teaching excellence, innovation, and creativity in nursing education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment.
  • Eligibility for appointment as clinical associate or full professor; or a tenured associate or full professor.
  • Typically, a minimum of two years of successful academic administrative experience.

Application materials include a cover letter describing relevant experiences; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (contacted only with permission). To apply, visit Requisition #74757 at

The college is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in achieving our education, research, service and practice missions, as demonstrated through our Pillars of Diversity.

To Learn More

Sandra E. Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Executive Associate Dean
50 Newton Rd, Iowa City, Iowa 52242