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Associate Dean for Health Sciences
University of Dayton

  • Dec. 22, 2017
  • Associate Dean for Health Sciences
  • School of Education and Health Sciences
  • University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • July 2018
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Health Sciences - General
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The School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Health Sciences. The School seeks an individual with a proven record of leadership, accomplishment, teaching excellence and collaboration in health sciences education and research. This individual should have a strong record of developing collaborative relationships and programs with faculty and departments in diverse and inclusive settings.

The School has health science programs in three of its six academic departments: Health & Sport Science, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant. The School seeks to expand its health science offerings in the context of School and University Strategic Plans. The Associate Dean assists the Dean with the leadership, administration, operation and promotion of SEHS.

The Associate Dean for Health Sciences will have the following primary goals:
1. Work collaboratively with faculty and departments to support ongoing/current initiatives (eg. Interprofessional Education (IPE) and foster development of additional health-related undergraduate and graduate programs.
2. Increase enrollment in health-related undergraduate and graduate programs.
3. Lead development of interdisciplinary research programs; Work with academic departments to enhance health sciences research infrastructure.
4. Work and collaborate with academic programs across campus to enhance health science education including undergraduate health profession advising and recruiting.
5. "Increase the number and impact of health science student opportunities provided through community partnerships."
6. Strengthen and promote the School’s distinctive Catholic and Marianist identity in health science programs and research.

In alignment with these goals, the Associate Dean will assist the Dean in administering the SEHS health science programs in the following ways:
1. Increase health science program enrollment: Engage with departments and faculty to create new face-to-face, hybrid and online programs. Engage external and internal consultants to generate new program options. Support faculty in developing new program curricula. Collaborate with departments and faculty in targeted efforts to increase enrollment in existing programs.
2. Support existing programs with: program accreditation; consultation in health sciences curriculum revision and development, health science graduate program review, graduate assistant assignment, and U.S. News & World Report reporting.
3. Cultivate health science research and scholarship: Lead research program development. Collaborate with dean and department chairs to build a positive and productive health sciences research culture. Support health science departments and faculty in developing new graduate and undergraduate student research initiatives and programs.
4. Work closely with health science department chairs and other SEHS personnel: Assure the effective, efficient and people-friendly operations of academic units; optimize the functioning of all health science programs. Respond in a professional and responsive manner to suggestions, inquiries and complaints from faculty, staff, students and others within SEHS.
5. Promote Marianist identity in graduate programs: Develop and oversee local, regional, national and international opportunities for health sciences students that promote Marianist values and goals. Represent SEHS at events and activities as needed to promote our Catholic and Marianist identity.
6. Promote external relations: Provide outreach to diverse local, regional and national professional groups; in concert with the Dean, reach out to potential donors and partners.
7. Serve on appropriate internal and external committees.
8. Support to the Dean: Compile and analyze data related to SEHS operations; prepare reports, proposals and presentations as requested by the Dean.

The Associate Dean for Health Sciences will report directly to the SEHS Dean, lead the work of others, be a member of the SEHS Dean’s Council and Leadership Team, and serve at the will of the Dean.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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    University of Dayton
    300 College Park
    Dayton, OH 45469


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