Dean, School of Nursing

December 18, 2020
Priority Deadline to Apply:
January 29, 2021
Bryan College

Position Description

Bryan College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce a search for a Dean for the School of Nursing. This job is a full time, benefited faculty position at Bryan College, reporting to the Vice President of Academics/Provost. The Dean of the School of Nursing will serve as the chief nursing officer and will lead all efforts in the School of Nursing related to faculty, curriculum, program development, academic partnerships, TN Board of Nursing regulations, and CCNE accreditation.

The new Dean must be a hard-working team player who is able to take responsibility for all aspects of the School of Nursing. Bryan is seeking an adaptable life-long learner with a great attitude who can demonstrate care and consideration for students and colleagues, not just academically but spiritually and emotionally. They must be able to operate effectively within the Bryan College organizational structure (e.g. accept direction from the Provost and feedback from fellow Deans) and demonstrate trustworthiness and responsible behavior.

Dean’s Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and supervise quality nursing and health science programs in keeping with Bryan College’s historic Christian Mission;
  • Plan and organize the School of Nursing work to meet Bryan’s educational goals, attain and retain CCNE accreditation, and comply with TN Board of Nursing regulations;
  • Promote and represent the School of Nursing in internal and community meetings, recruitment efforts, and to private and public organizations;
  • Manage all aspects of the School of Nursing which includes, but is not limited to, the following: preparing the budget; hiring, mentoring, and supervising faculty and employees; arranging effective career counseling for prospective and current students; and developing a student recruitment and retention plan;
  • Organize teaching assignments on an established basis to equalize teaching loads;
  • Evaluate policies, procedures, and processes, on a continual basis, and recommend/implement changes as needed;
  • Approve critical hire requests, oversee disciplinary issues, and act as reviewing manager for performance plans and evaluations;
  • Motivate faculty to continuously improve quantity and quality of work performed and provide training and development opportunities as appropriate.



  • Current RN licensure in TN or eligibility for licensure in TN;
  • Doctoral degree in nursing/nursing education;
  • Minimum of three years of full time teaching experience in a nursing education program leading to initial registered nurse licensure, or similar experience teaching in a closely related health science program;
  • Demonstrated skills in training and/or personnel development;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be committed to serving Him and His church;
  • Endorse without reservation our mission and standards of conduct;
  • Character traits of honesty, integrity, reliability and confidentiality;
  • An ability to get along well with the public, students and co-workers;
  • A desire to provide excellent “customer service”;
  • An ability to work well with little supervision;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

About The Institution

About the School of Nursing:

Beginning in 2022, Bryan College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree that will build on the college’s existing curricula in business and healthcare management and prepare students for management opportunities in healthcare.  The BSN program will add to Bryan College’s current offerings in the biological, physical and exercise sciences which prepare students for careers as nurses, doctors, physical therapists and in other allied health related fields.  Of the many growing professions in contemporary culture, nurses care for the individual, often at a time of greatest need and at the most important junctures of their lives. As the world continues to grapple with health care issues and challenges, the need for nurses and healthcare professionals will continue to surge.

About Bryan College:

Our mission is educating students to become servants of Christ that make a difference in today’s world.  The College seeks to assist in the personal growth and development of qualified students by providing an education based upon an integrated understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts.

Bryan College was established as a four-year undergraduate college of arts and sciences. Chartered in 1930 under the laws of Tennessee as a general welfare corporation with the basic purpose of providing “for the higher education of men and women under auspices distinctly Christian and spiritual,” the College has responded to changing times with various modifications of its educational program. In December of 2005, the College was authorized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Colleges) to offer its first graduate degree: The Master of Business Administration. The goals for institutional development and the changing climate in American higher education will continue to influence the educational program. However, the original institutional purpose as a Christian liberal arts college remains unchanged.

About The Community

About Dayton, TN:

Dayton is located in eastern Tennessee, about 40 miles northeast of Chattanooga. Downtown Dayton has a charming square with shops and local restaurants like Screen Door Café and the Monkey Town Brewing Company. Dayton was the site of the legendary Scopes Trial, the 1925 prosecution of a science teacher, John Scopes, for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school, which was illegal at the time. The original courtroom with the judge’s bench, four tables, jury chairs and additional artifacts are at The Scopes Trial Museum & Rhea County Courthouse. The North Chickamauga Creek Gorge boasts breathtaking views, hiking, fishing and rock climbing opportunities. It is a fisher’s haven because of its proximity to Chickamauga Lake, famous for huge bass. Fishing tournaments flock to Dayton, not only for the fishing opportunities but the atmosphere.

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan
Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

Applications received by January 29, 2021, will receive priority consideration.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Bryan College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any or its policies, practices, or procedures.