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    Company Name:  St. John's College of Nursing, Springfield, IL

    Position Title:  Chancellor

    St. John’s College of Nursing, the oldest Catholic hospital sponsored school of nursing in the U.S., seeks an experienced and visionary leader for the position of Chancellor.  Founded in 1886 by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, the College has been a leader in nursing education and continues the Sister’s ministry of treating the whole person—mind, body and soul.  St. John’s College is a valued resource within the HSHS system: a system of 14 hospitals and physician practices across Illinois and Wisconsin. St. John’s College offers an upper division baccalaureate nursing degree program for students who have completed the prerequisite liberal arts and science courses at an accredited college or university and baccalaureate degrees to second-degree students. Applications to American Commission for Education in Nursing and the Higher Learning Commission for the College’s first two master of science degree programs (Nursing Leadership; Family Nurse Practitioner) will be submitted in Winter 2015. The College also offers continuing education programs to serve nurses and allied health professionals in central and southern Illinois and Wisconsin. 

    The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the College and is responsible to the Board for the general administration of the College.  The Chancellor will set the standard of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the College, providing strategic vision and operational leadership, creating an environment and community that support the College’s faculty and its students.  The Chancellor will take a leadership role in fostering a positive and productive work environment that promotes excellence in teaching, practice and research.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate national leadership in teaching, research, and practice.    Requirements include an earned doctorate in nursing, higher education, and/or administration; (if the doctorate is not in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university is also required); minimum of three years of senior leadership experience in academic nursing and higher education administration; eligibility to obtain RN licensure in Illinois.  The successful candidate will be a person of high integrity, who is innovative, courageous and a risk taker, able to build coalitions and work collaboratively.  Additional information, including the Leadership Profile, can be found at

    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.  The documents can be sent electronically to:    Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  Inquiries by phone should be directed to St. John’s Witt/Kieffer consultants, Donna Padilla (630-575-6135) or Claudia Teschky (630-575-6172).

    The St. John's College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    Posted August 3, 2015