The University of Akron invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Health Professions. The University seeks a collaborative and decisive leader who is committed to promoting excellence in all facets of the health professions.
The Dean of the College of Health Professions is the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer of the College, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Dean has responsibility for the College's instructional, research and outreach environment, including oversight of its $19.3 million budget, faculty recruitment and retention, advancement and external relations, and student academic affairs. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and advocate on behalf of the College, to embrace the mission of public education in an urban environment, and to help create and implement a framework for excellence within the College that incorporates diversity at its core. Working collaboratively with President Gary L. Miller, who began his tenure in October 2019, the new Dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a vision for the future of the College of Health Professions.
Candidates must possess a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position, currently hold the rank of tenured Professor and have a record of scholarly achievement and academic accomplishments appropriate to the individual's academic discipline.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of administrative and managerial experience within an academic environment.
A dynamic leader with the ability to sustain and grow the College's excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and drive its further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines and degrees.
We seek an experienced, visionary, entrepreneurial, innovative and student-centered leader.
The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive culture of inter-professional education and health care delivery, the effective translation of research into clinical practice and strategic community engagement.
Experienced advocacy, strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate are preferred, including the ability to recruit and mentor high performing faculty.
The College of Health Professions offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and brings together the Schools of Allied Health Technology, Counseling, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Sport Science and Wellness Education. The College of Health Professions partners with regional and national health systems to educate and train health care professionals. Our partners and collaborators include the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic Akron General System, University Hospitals, Summa Health System, Akron Children's Hospital, Northeast Ohio Medical University and numerous community partners. Ours is an innovative, highly collaborative, inter-professional model of education, research, and service delivery that positions the College's graduates to succeed and shape the future of health care. For more information go to https://www.uakron.edu/health
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.
We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.
Application deadline: Open until filled, however, full consideration will be given to those applications received before March 29, 2020.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
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About The University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.