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CUNY Joan Hansen Grabe Dean - Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in New York, New York

Joan Hansen Grabe Dean - Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

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Hunter College

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Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Hunter College School of Nursing. Hunter College and its School of Nursing have national reputations as exceptional leaders in public urban education. As the Flagship School of Nursing within CUNY, for over 60 years, Hunter College’s School of Nursing has been an important and valued part of New York City’s health care community preparing students for responsible, advanced, and creative practice in Nursing with a particular focus on serving the needs of complex, diverse urban populations. This is an exceptional opportunity and a critical and exciting time for the new Dean to lead the School of Nursing.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Hunter College is the largest college in CUNY and one of the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas. Hunter’s student body is as diverse as New York City itself and Hunter College’s mission-- to cultivate intellectual and personal development, encourage social and civic engagement, and inspire a lifelong zest for learning in the students of New York City – resonates deeply within the School of Nursing which strives to provide nursing education of the highest quality at the lowest possible cost.

Supporting nearly 1,200 remarkable students, the School's nearly 40 full-time faculty and staff are a diverse body of experts and leaders in Nursing education, research and practice. Undergraduate programs include a generic and accelerated (second-degree) BS in Nursing, and an RN-to-BS in Nursing. The Master’s program offers specialties in Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner, Community/Public Health Nursing, a dual masters in Nursing Administration and Urban Policy and Leadership, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as a postgraduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner advanced certificate. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses for advanced practice and leadership positions in health care. Hunter’s post-masters PhD in Nursing prepares nurse scientists for academic positions and research rooted in issues of health equity with a particular focus on urban communities. In addition, Hunter is excited to be in the final steps of developing a new Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program.

Hunter School of Nursing is also a proud partner in a major research consortium of the Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Center.

The Dean of the School of Nursing is responsible for the school's general academic and administrative management, including but not limited to faculty, resource and program development, and accreditation reviews. The Dean will be expected to build an environment of support and innovation while further advancing the stature of the School's academic programs. Reporting to the Provost and President of the College, the Dean will foster high-quality teaching and academic programs as well as research and service-related activities. In addition, the Dean will support the mission of professional preparation, develop and strengthen external partnerships and alliances, and enhance community among faculty, students, alumni and other constituencies. The Dean will be expected to provide intellectual leadership, facilitate a culture of innovation and collaboration, serve as a strong internal advocate for the school, represent the school to a variety of internal and external constituencies, and continue to enhance the school's profile, visibility, and effectiveness.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.

Other Qualifications :

  • The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in Nursing or related field and at least five years of related experience.

  • The successful candidate will be an energetic, experienced Nursing professional with vision, creativity, and a willingness to take risks.

  • The Dean must be a proven administrator with a track record of working collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and fellow deans, as well as related agencies and the Nursing community.

  • The new Dean will also have the organizational skills and ability necessary to navigate effectively in a complex academic setting.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.




Salary commensurate with education and experience.($250,000 - $400,000)

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 25461

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.



The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on January 31, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.