1. Full-time
  2. Academic Leadership
  3. Walden University
  4. Remote (US)

Associate Dean, MS Nurse Practitioner Programs


  1. Full-time
  2. Academic Leadership
  3. Walden University


Job description

Company Description

Walden University, an Adtalem Global Education institution, supports a diverse community of adult learners from across the U.S. and other countries, who seek to achieve their academic goals and make positive, lasting social change in their professions and communities. Walden is a B Corporation with a mission to provide a diverse community of career professionals who have the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners to positively affect social change. Walden offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs, for students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or certificate. Walden University has graduated more than 174,000 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Adtalem believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we can work flexibly. Depending on your location, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • HYBRID – If you reside within 50 miles of Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL this role is hybrid, requiring office presence three days a week (Tue, Wed, Thu), with the rest of the workweek spent working from home.
  • REMOTE – If you live over 50 miles from Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL, this role is remote. However, occasional office visits may be required based on business needs, with advance communication for such requests.


Job Description

Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distance education. An accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations, and communities. Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, and public administration. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

The Associate Dean, MS Nurse Practitioner Programs will function as part of a leadership team. The people filling these positions will need flexibility and creative problem-solving skills and a strong commitment to their professions, curriculum, field experience, assessment, accountability, and evaluation.

  • The Associate Dean is a full-time academic administrator, and works closely with the school’s academic administrators, academic program coordinators, academic advising, office of field experience, and administrative staffs, and part-time faculty.
  • Maintains quality and integrity of the program curriculum.
  • Engages in faculty recruitment, orientation, development, mentoring, and evaluation. Organizing activities of specialization coordinators
  • Provides leadership and coordinates projects, processes, and procedures for continuous program improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborates with other departments (Student Success Advising, Enrollment, Director of Regulatory, Office of Field Experience, Product Management) to ensure coordination and consistency of outcomes across programs.
  • Engages in programmatic accreditation and assessment activities.
  • Participates in College and University committee service; scholarship; and evaluating/assessing the academic programs and student academic performance.
  • Developing and maintaining a community of care amongst faculty and students.
  • Ensures program compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards including completion of required reports.
  • Communicates effectively with CON leadership, faculty, staff, and students creating a culture of caring and mutual respect.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • DNP or PhD in Nursing or closely related field with a Master’s in Nursing from an accredited institution is required.
  • Holds an active, unencumbered RN and APRN licenses in good standing. Eligible to obtain MN RN and APRN license.
  • Certification as Nurse Practitioner and APRN license required with specialty area related to the College’s nurse practitioner degree programs.
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience, distance learning/online experience preferred. Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible to teach in specific programs preferred.
  • Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications to continue to teach at Walden University preferred.
  • Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations preferred.
  • If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University preferred.
  • Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of nursing, including clinical practice experience as a nurse practitioner.
  • Knowledge of specialized nursing accreditation and accountability processes as appropriate.
  • Experience with nursing curriculum development, revision, and assessment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate and work remotely.
  • Experience with field placement, processes, preceptor, and student evaluations.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment including students who are experienced professionals.
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring; commitment to inclusive teaching and learning; experience with online learning platforms and student engagement strategies.
  • Commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
  • Candidates should also have experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, evaluation, and assessment.
  • Evidence of compatibility with the mission of positive social change, broad access and professional excellence and our values of quality, integrity, and student-centeredness

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $77,996.84 and $140,851.54. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem offers a robust suite of benefits including:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

For more information related to our benefits please visit:https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits 

You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.



Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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  1. Remote (US)

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