Employment Opportunities

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Nursing
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Nursing invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Dean beginning August 2021. Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically Black university located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton with a student enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Council of High Education for Virginia. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.  Baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The School of Nursing is also an agency member of the National League for Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The School offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of  Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  The School houses the departments of Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Education.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean has primary administrative responsibility and oversight of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Nursing.  Additionally, the Assistant Dean is expected to have an emphasis on research and will serve as department chair of graduate programs. The Assistant Dean supervises the work of faculty and staff related to all aspects of program development, implementation and evaluation.  Recruitment, admissions, orientation, degree certification, and post-Master’s certification are additional responsibilities of the position, as is responsibility for enforcement of all University policies and procedures.  He/she generates and verifies publications of the undergraduate and graduate programs, generates the schedule of classes, provides academic liaison to providers and other key stakeholders in the community, and provides counseling and advice to both prospective and current graduate and undergraduate students.  The Assistant Dean works closely with the Dean of the School of Nursing, faculty and staff on program planning and review, and serves as liaison on University-wide academic committees.    The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing.


The successful candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Nursing and must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nursing or a related field.  Prior academic administrative experience in a program offering baccalaureate and higher degrees in nursing is preferred for this position.  Additionally, prior supervisory and budgeting experience is an expectation.  A successful track record in attracting federal training funds is expected.  The individual should be a self-directed, energetic individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, as well as the ability to navigate complex organizational environments.  This is a tenure-track position and, thus, includes well-circumscribed teaching and scholarly productivity in the candidate’s field of expertise.

Other duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible to meet requirements of instructional faculty, with reduced load, engage in scholarship and service
  • Conduct initial screenings for faculty positions
  • Coordinate the hiring of adjunct faculty
  • Prepare productivity reports for all departments
  • Review teaching assignments submitted by chairperson
  • Adjudicate academic affairs matters

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vita, personal contact information, and the names of three (3) professional references along with postal and email addresses and telephone numbers electronically to joann.haysbert@hamptonu.edu or mail to the following address:


JoAnn W. Haysbert

Chancellor and Provost

Hampton University

200 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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