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Academic Nursing

Client Focused Search Solutions for the Academic Nursing Market

The Kaye/Bassman Academic Nursing Recruiting Practice has been assisting clients and candidates achieve their goals since 2013.  Our successful search and recruitment experience coupled with our advisory group’s prior hands-on Higher Education and Clinical experience enables us to provide an unsurpassed level of insight and professional expertise. This insight and expertise provide exceptional outcomes that surpass client and candidate expectations creating long-term relationships that, in turn, build our ability to deliver those outcomes.

Given our extensive network of Academic Nursing recruiting industry contacts and longstanding relationships, we excel at meeting strategic staffing initiatives for academic nursing schools and programs, colleges, and universities nationwide. These clients represent the private and public schools and both non-profit and for-profit programs throughout the United States. Our typical searches are for Program Directors, Assistant and Associate Deans, and Deans, and Endowed Professors of Academic Nursing.


The Kaye/Bassman Academic Nursing Recruiting team has the tenure and the resources to help clients address unique staffing challenges. We have a proven track record in placing highly skilled candidates at key institutions across the nation for select clients. We succeed because of the tremendous value we place on long-term client and candidate relationships. We have developed a Higher Education Dean of Nursing Think Tank and an online nurse educator educational outside the box lunch learning group.


  • Academic Nursing Deans
  • Assistant/Associate Deans
  • Academic Nursing Leadership & Administration
  • Academic Nursing Specialty Program Directors
  • Clinical Faculty Leadership
  • Department/Divisional Nursing Leadership
  • Endowed Professors in Research
  • Nurse Research & Scientists
  • Vice Presidents of Nursing Operations
  • Vice Presidents of Nursing Programs


  • Dean of Nursing
  • Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Assistant Dean of Nursing
  • Chair of Nursing
  • Program Chair
  • Program Director
  • Department Director
  • Health Sciences Program Director
  • Professor of Nursing
  • Endowed Chair of Nursing
  • Endowed Professor of Nursing
  • PhD Program Director
  • DNP Program Director
  • Nursing Program Consultants (Temporary Hires)
  • Accreditation Plan Consultant


Academic medicine recruiter, academic medicine recruiting, academic medicinerecruitment, academic medicine executive search, academic medicine retained search at Kaye/Bassman International, Eric Dickerson, Eric Dickerson Managing Director


Managing Director/Sr. Practice Leader

Academic medicine recruiter, academic medicine recruiting, academic medicinerecruitment, academic medicine executive search, academic medicine retained search at Kaye/Bassman International, Elaine Auerbach, Elaine Auerbach Managing Partner


Managing Partner


Search Consultant


Dr. Jordan brings significant experience in higher education, both as an instructor and administrative leader. While at Parker University, he was the Director of Total Rewards and Employee Relations. He worked with the faculty and staff to encourage an engaging working environment that supported the values and principles of the university. Richard served the employees at the University of Texas at Dallas through great customer service in benefits, recruiting, training and connecting with faculty members as their benefits administrator. During this part of his career he focused on encouraging a workplace that enabled employees to become fully engaged in their schools. Richard has also taught a Leadership in Education course as an adjunct at a graduate level at Lubbock Christian University.


Richard has served over a decade in the HR industry outside of Higher Education. He has worked in an administrative and key leadership positions. As a HR leader he sought to provide quality leadership and an environment that was open to the needs of the employee and the goals of the organization. He worked with Benefits, Finance, Accounting, Customer Management, and Employee Development.


As a minister, for over 15 years, he led large groups of educators and leaders. Richard’s work focused on adult education, leadership, and organizational development. This allowed him to develop his own leadership and active listening skills, the ability to work with a vast array of people, and his passion for helping people find their right fit that meets their own passions. Employers and candidates appreciate Richards’ transparency and communication in the candidate search process. Richard has continued a high standard of customer service at Kaye/Bassman, by building genuine relationships with his candidates and clients.


Richard’s understanding of business, people and recruitment is supported by his Doctor of Ministry, focused on Leadership and Organizational Development, his Master of Divinity/Master of Science from Abilene Christian University and his Bachelor of Arts from Lubbock Christian University.