Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, The University of Akron
The University of Akron
Location: Akron, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 13234
The University of Akron, one of Ohio’s leading public institutions of higher learning, seeks a dynamic new Dean to sustain and grow its excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; promote a team-oriented leadership approach; establish a vision and strategic direction; drive further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines, and degrees; and cultivate internal and external partnerships.
Reporting to the Provost, and working closely with College School Directors, faculty, and senior leadership team, the Dean serves as the chief academic officer of the College and provides leadership and direction for the development, operation, and evaluation of all programs, teaching, assessment, and multidisciplinary resources. The Dean facilitates a collective vision and strategic direction; supports and stimulates innovative applications of instruction, scholarship, service, and outreach; provides leadership in program assessment and accreditation; demonstrates creativity in the development and shaping of undergraduate and graduate programs; and establishes a caring, inclusive, and motivating work and learning environment. The Dean enhances enrollment growth through the effective recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff; develops budget plans; allocates resources; and collaborates with University colleagues and leadership to promote a team-oriented approach to achieving College and University strategic planning goals and implementation. Advocating for the values of diversity and inclusion, the Dean understands how increased diversity of thought and background among students, faculty, administration, and staff works to strengthen academic programs and enrich the University community.
The University seeks a leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in health education, service delivery, and clinically oriented research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to interprofessional education and healthcare delivery, innovative approaches to teaching and the use of technology, and the effective translation of research into clinical practice. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate are required, including the ability to recruit and mentor expert clinical and teaching faculty and researchers. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in one of the health professions and a record of achievement sufficient to sustain a credible application for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to and support for interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and community-engaged teaching, scholarship, research, and service; strong record of competitive research funding; experience managing budgets, including the allocation of resources across units; experience with academic planning, enrollment management, and student success; and commitment to promoting and supporting a diverse administration, faculty, staff, and student population.
The University of Akron, positioned to be the premier public research university of northern Ohio, is one of the largest universities in the state with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate and graduate majors. Founded in 1870 as Buchtel College, the institution’s name was changed to University of Akron in 1936, and in 1967 became one of Ohio's state universities. The University conducts high-quality research in focused areas of excellence, contributes to the vitality of the local economy, and provides a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines. Five colleges include the College of Health and Human Sciences, the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Polymer Science, and the Williams Honors College. The University has three branch campuses: Wayne College, Medina County University Center, and UA Lakewood. The University is a world leader in creating new materials for the new economy; a national leader in the development, protection, management, and commercialization of intellectual property; a regional leader in information technology initiatives; and the only public institution in ...Ohio to have a science and engineering program – polymer science and engineering – ranked in the top five nationally.