Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Associate Dean for Practice/Faculty

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Nursing - Portland
Salary Range
Posting Salary: $164,104 - $251,232 at 1.0 FTE, with final salary commensurate with experience and in alignment with internal equity. Faculty may be hired in at a higher rank dependent on education and experience.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Senior Associate Dean for Practice/Faculty is a member of the Deans’ Executive Council and leads efforts to advance the practice mission of the School of Nursing. This includes development and management of APRN and RN faculty practice, collaboration with the OHSU Practice Plan Council, the APRN and APP Councils, SON campuses and programs, and clinical partners around the state to cultivate clinical relationships and opportunities for partnering. 

Function/Duties of Position

Practice and Primary Care Advancement

  • Seeks opportunities to build academic – practice partnerships to test new models of care, provide a point-of-entry for translational research, and serve statewide communities
  • Negotiates contracts for service delivery and ensures that deliverables are specified and met
  • Ensures SON engagement with the OHSU Credentialing Committee and compliance with evaluation processes for APRN faculty engaged with practice
  • I-CAN – community-based, statewide practice/education model
  • Monitors and measures the cost-benefit of practices to ensure the fiscal viability of the practice mission and the sustainability of the practice for those being served
  • Identifies interventional research that bears potential for eventual service delivery; co-develops a business plan to seamlessly transition research into practice
  • Seeks multi-sourced grant and philanthropic funding to advance the practice mission and faculty practice
  • Represents the school’s interests in faculty practice and local, regional, and national meetings (AACN, NNCC, etc.)
  • Assists other Senior Associate Deans with advanced practice and clinical linkages into curricula and discovery

Human and Fiscal Resource Management

  • Provides leadership to faculty and supervisors to establish and/or successfully maintain practice as a part of the faculty role
  • Establishes faculty practice standards and ensures compliance with federal, state, and university requirements for practice
  • Establishes practice standards and norms and compares faculty productivity to academic-faculty practice settings
  • Provides administrative oversight for all statewide faculty practices

Administrative Oversight and Functions

  • Serves on the Dean’s administrative council and on university councils and committees relevant to the practice mission
  • Maintains an active presence in all locations where academic – service partnerships are in place and/or can be developed
  • Participates in budgeting and forecasting activities; monitors and ensures compliance with strategic, operational, and budget plans
  • Supervises key faculty, professional and support staff that are inherent in the practice and primary care environment
  • Prepares professional communications that are critical to the policy, practice, and primary care functions
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or related field with five (5) years of progressive experience in higher education with an emphasis in practice/practice management; eligible for rank at the Associate or Professor level.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations, practice billing, policy development and implementation, public speaking, and primary care practice model development
  • Demonstrated experience in setting performance standards, developing clinical metrics, and in program evaluation applied to the clinical enterprise


  • Licensed in an advanced practice nursing in the State of Oregon

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies)

  • Ability to inspire change and serve as an effective liaison in academic, urban, rural, and frontier community settings and across the health care continuum
  • Knowledge of and ability to generate revenue and manage budgets with varying degrees of complexity
  • Ability to balance academic decorum with approachability and accessibility for faculty, student, academic, and community stakeholders

Additional Details


As one of Portland’s largest and premier employers, OHSU is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable, and customizable benefits for our employees. OHSU’s medical plans offer comprehensive coverage with access to the best physicians and hospitals, including the award-winning care we provide at OHSU. Most full-time employees do not pay any amount for employee-only coverage for medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our total rewards package includes 26 days of PTO*, 9 paid holidays*, employee discount programs and options for tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, and retirement plans in addition to many other benefits. Most faculty positions are eligible for relocation assistance.


*Prorated based on FTE.


As part of the qualifications requirement, the following Core Competencies are expected of all OHSU employees regardless of their position within the organization. 

Accountability: Ability to establish mutual agreements that result in clear responsibility, taking personal action to accomplish an agreed result and assuming personal responsibility for the results of behavior and actions.


Integrity: Actions are consistent with ethical values.  Honest in communication and actions.


Diversity: Honors the uniqueness of each individual, challenges stereotypes and promotes sensitivity and inclusion.  Functions effectively and respectfully within the context of varying cultural beliefs, behaviors and backgrounds. 


Respect: Demonstrates consideration and appreciation for colleagues, clients and customers.


Service Orientation: Seeks opportunities to improve the work and work environment to better meet the needs of internal and external customers. 


Teamwork & Collaboration: Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve shared goals.


Communication: Demonstrates the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand perspective of others.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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