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Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Ohio University

Date Posted Jun. 21, 2022
Title Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions
University Ohio University
Athens, OH, United States
Department College of Health Sciences and Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions

Ohio University

Athens, OH

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of The College of Health Sciences and Professions. For additional details, please refer to the opportunity profile.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach the required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter addressing professional and academic preparation for the role, current resume or CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

To support the needs of the successful candidate, the Provost is open to a start date between January and June, 2023.

This position is eligible for the following benefits
medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.

Posting Number: 20161799F

Job Description

About OHIO

Ohio University (OHIO) strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America.

Now into its third century, OHIO has become one of the nation's premiere regional universities, recognized as an R1 institution by the Carnegie Foundation. We educate nearly 30,000 students annually from more than 120 countries around the world. We're proud to offer something for everyone with more than 250 majors, minors, and certificate programs within 11 colleges on multiple campuses, including a robust residential program and a growing eCampus.

OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms and has been recognized as a four-time HEED award winner, a top transfer-friendly school, a top military-friendly school, and the #1 best value public university in Ohio.

Our Athens campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation's most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University's commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.

About The College of Health Sciences and Professions

Health impacts every facet of life, from the economy to education. We're one of the nation's largest health-focused colleges. But more importantly, our innovative and experiential approach to addressing health - what affects it, who provides it and how to improve it - is big.

When you become part of the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) at Ohio University, you'll not only be joining one of the 10 largest health-focused colleges in the country - you'll also help play a vital role in furthering our shared mission of health service and community engagement.

CHSP students learn to treat and optimize health through many lenses, readying them for a career path as tomorrow's best nurses, social workers, nutritionists, sports trainers, physical therapists,

hospital administrators and more.

Additionally, as a leader in population health, we embrace community partnerships to build collaborative, scalable solutions capable of meeting the era's biggest crises and challenges. We proudly maintain numerous clinical partnerships throughout the region, state and country that provide students with professional, hands-on learning opportunities in a diverse array of environments.

The college is known for our partnerships internally and throughout the region. We partner with University collaborators including the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, Scripps College of Communication, and other academic units. Externally, relationship with organizations including the Cleveland Clinic, Adena Health System, Genesis Healthcare System, Ohio Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio Department of Health and more are critical to the success of our students and communities.

OHIO teaches students to build practical solutions that meaningfully improve health outcomes, from the front lines of a major city trauma unit to remote corners of Appalachia - one person and one community at a time.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the executive vice president and provost, the dean of The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) serves as its chief academic and administrative officer. The dean is responsible for planning and managing the operational, personnel, budgetary, external relations, and student activities of the college while providing leadership and direction in the development and implementation of modern and relevant curricula and academic programming. The dean fosters research in support of OHIO's R1 status, including clinical, human-focused and participatory community-centered research. The dean is expected to foster interdisciplinary collaborations within the college and across OHIO's regional campuses and locations, promote open communication, and facilitate strategic planning and goal development across the academic departments in unison with the University's boarder strategic framework. The dean must have a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff members, as well as to equitable outcome for students from diverse backgrounds.

The dean will serve as a visible advocate for 
CHSP on campus, within the Appalachian region, and with friends and alumni globally. They also will work to sustain and deepen partnerships and generate creative revenue streams to support a balanced college focused on teaching, research, and service.

For a detailed position description, leadership profile, and additional information, please refer to the published opportunity profile.

Minimum Qualifications

The next dean should be an experienced academician and administrator with a deep understanding and knowledge of student success, enrollment, innovative programming, and faculty recruitment and development. The ideal dean has experience in external resource generation through partnerships with health care systems and non-profit and governmental agencies, alumni engagement, development, and fundraising. The position requires a terminal degree and the ability to meet the requirements for tenure as a full professor in a discipline within CHSP. Candidates should have a proven record of success as an academic and administrative leader with supervisory experience equivalent to that of chair or higher.

Provost Office

Pay Rate: Competitive Base Salary
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the Dean of The College of Health Sciences and Professions has a minimum salary of $230,000. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.

Robust Employee Benefits
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes pregnancy and birth care, trans affirming care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% employer contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, wellbeing incentive programs, and additional employee resources.

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Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (Group I)

12 month

Planning Unit: College of Health Sciences & Professions

Campus: Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
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Diversity Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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