Linfield College Staff
  • 23-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (PST)
  • School of Nursing
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision coverage (including 100% employer-paid medical, dental & vision for employee’s own coverage); 11.25% retirement contributions after one year of employment; short- and long-term disability and life insurance at no cost; tuition remission eligibility for self/spouse/dependents; 28 days of PTO per year plus 7 paid holidays and a paid Winter Break; and use of our athletics complex for employees and their families.

Linfield College and the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing invite applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Nursing. The mission of Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is to create an inclusive community of learning grounded in the liberal arts, based on the belief that healthcare is a fundamental right that takes place within and among diverse and intersecting communities. Consistent with the foundational education principles of Linfield College, the School of Nursing has a concept-based curriculum designed to promote integrated learning, global and multicultural awareness, and experiential learning that fosters reflective practice essential for professional nurses in the 21st century. The School believes that learner-centered education is best achieved within a supportive community. 

Established in 1858, Linfield is an independent undergraduate institution providing 51 majors and 46 minors to 1,600 students at its residential campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The College is known for its liberal arts and professional programs, as well as its dedicated faculty. Linfield has been recognized for demonstrating the highest campus ethnic diversity of any liberal arts college in Oregon or Washington. Linfield offers a challenging and exciting academic program that features a broad liberal arts core and an atmosphere of genuine concern for individual students and their progress. Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

The School of Nursing is located in Portland, 42 miles north of the McMinnville campus. The School of Nursing pre-licensure program with 350 students is an upper division major, with students accepted into the program three times a year. These cohorts include a significant percentage of students who complete their nursing pre-requisites on Linfield's McMinnville campus, along with transfer students into the major; there is also an accelerated second-degree program. The RN to BSN program with 200 students is online, can be completed in four semesters, and includes a service-learning project located in the students' home community. Thirty nursing faculty, four clinical site faculty, and five simulation staff deliver a concept-based curriculum that is ground in the concept of community. 

As the chief academic officer of the School of Nursing, the Dean will provide vision and leadership for enhancing the School's strength and reputation in nursing education while representing the interests of the School as a significant division of Linfield College. The Dean of Nursing will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty. 

A complete position profile with information about the search, Linfield College, and the School of Nursing may be found at in the "Current Searches" section. 



Linfield College is engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought are welcomed and are encouraged to address how their experience will build on the College's diversity and inclusion efforts. 

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. We expect the appointee to take office on July 1, 2018.

Applications received by August 25, 2017 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five confidential references with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and indication of the candidate's professional connection with them. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to:


Assisting the Search Committee is:

R. Stanton Hales, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant, Academic Search



We Value Diversity: Linfield College is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought.  All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts. 

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