Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) invites applications for the position of Dean of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON). This is a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to shape nursing education for the 21st century and impact health care by expanding the pool of qualified nurses in the Southwest region.
This position reports to the President of TTUHSC El Paso. The Dean will implement a strategic plan to meet the school’s mission of providing quality educational programs and advancing excellence in health care for diverse populations through programs of scholarship, research, practice, and service
The GGHSON is housed in a new, 34,000-square-foot building featuring state-of-the-art technology and design with ample office, classroom, and collaborative learning spaces. A 12,000-square-foot Regional Training and Simulation Center provides three fundamentals labs equipped with eight patient bays for an authentic learning environment. Research opportunities are numerous and access to core laboratories is available to support basic and clinical research. Construction of a new, $83 million, 219,900-square-foot Medical Sciences Building II is expected to be completed in 2019. The five-story building will more than double the campus’ research capacity and add crucial instructional space to support its growing student population.
The GGHSON is one of three schools at TTUHSC El Paso, which also comprises the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A fourth school, the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, is in development. Poised for expansion, the GGHSON is a school with a track record of student success. The school’s CCNE-accredited academic programs include a 16-month Accelerated B.S.N. and a 30-credit-hour R.N. to B.S.N. delivered in a hybrid setting of online, classroom, and clinical experiences. A newly approved M.S.N. in Leadership marks the school’s first graduate program. The school enjoys community support at several clinical training sites, including University Medical Center of El Paso and The Hospitals of Providence, the university’s academic affiliates.
El Paso has ranked as the safest city in the U.S. with a population of over 500,000 for several years running. The city is also among the top 15 best places to live in the U.S. for quality of life in 2017 (U.S. News and World Report). Nestled at the base of the Franklin Mountains and with over 300 days of sunshine annually, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits, and no state income tax.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Qualifications:(See job requisition for full position description and requirements)
An earned doctorate in nursing, or doctorate in another field with a master’s degree in nursing
Qualifications for the rank of full Professor
Outstanding record as an accomplished scholar and educator
Eligibility for a registered nurse license with the Texas Board of Nursing
Five years minimum experience in academic nursing and higher education
Leadership skills related to accreditation processes, budgeting, departmental evaluation, and management of faculty and personnel
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and clinical nursing practice
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; a comprehensive benefits package is included.
Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is the only health sciences center along the U.S.-Mexico border that provides the opportunities and environment for direct intellectual and interpersonal exchanges among nursing, medical, and graduate research students on one campus.
It is the fourth university in the Texas Tech University System and is comprised of three scho...ols: the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Science.
Our physicians, clinics, and partnering hospitals provide over $33 million in free health care services to the El Paso community every year.
The Paul L. School of Medicine is the only medical school on the U.S.-Mexico border and the only medical school in the nation that requires its students to learn Spanish. Unlike a traditional medical school, which requires students to wait until their third year of studies before they are introduced to the clinical sciences, students at the PLFSOM are immersed into the basic and clinical sciences in their first year.
The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing was established to counteract a long-term shortage of nurses who provide care to this medically underserved area. The school prepares its nursing students to meet the challenges of today’s complex health care environment by providing the unique experience of interdisciplinary teamwork. Our graduates also are experts in caring for patients not only at the bedside but in the community where the focus is on health and prevention of illness and disease.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides a wealth of opportunities for students to develop and enhance their scientific interests and to prepare a base of knowledge and experience to pursue successful careers in biomedical research and related fields. Our formula for success includes comprehensive coursework, sustained laboratory experiences, and training in scholarship and inter-professional teamwork while in school, so that our students are prepared for their professional futures.
Our unique border community provides researchers an opportunity to improve the nation's future well-being by addressing health problems among the Hispanic population today. TTUHSC El Paso’s four Centers of Emphasis focus on research in cancer, diabetes and metabolism, infectious diseases, and neurosciences.