East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Dean of the College of Health Sciences & Human Performance
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) currently seeks applicants for the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, a vacancy to be filled by an August 1st, 2014 start date. The dean’s student-centeredness, collaboration, vision and communication, will provide leadership for six academic departments (i.e., Athletic Training; Exercise Science; Health Studies; Nursing; Physical Education Teacher Education; Speech–Language Pathology) that serve as the region’s academic center of innovative educational, scholarly and service programs. These programs are designed to meet the workforce needs of diverse local, national, and international communities.
Responsibilities: The Dean of the College of Health Sciences will lead the college in developing inter-organizational collaboration to harness the knowledge and skills of the area’s health services professionals and educational systems to create opportunities for student learning and job preparation, partnerships for faculty research and improvements to the quality of life of the Pocono Region. Through this collaboration, the dean will facilitate solutions to the region’s health challenges. The Dean of the College of Health Sciences will possess knowledge of clinically-based programs, teaching certification programs, and prevention within the context of national health care reform. She/he will facilitate opportunities for partnerships between schools, community based health care agencies, social service organizations, businesses, and the ESU health sciences faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, ESU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Required Qualifications:Prior administrative experience as a dean, department chair or program director, and provide strong evidence of the ability to collaborate with internal and external constituencies to develop the college’s strategic plan, in accordance with the university’s new strategic plan; An earned doctorate degree in the health sciences or a related field from an accredited institution, a record of teaching, scholarship, and service, appropriate for the rank of professor in a health sciences field; Possess a record of developing relationships within the health professions at the local, regional, national and international levels; Possess experience with accreditation and assessment of student and program learning outcomes appropriate to the fields of study housed within the college; Exhibit a record of collaboration with other colleges to establish innovative interdisciplinary degree programs that provide health science students with knowledge and marketable, job ready skills upon graduation; Possess a willingness and ability to partner with the ESU Division of Research and Economic Development to develop the campus as a center of entrepreneurial practice across the colleges; Possess the leadership skills to build the ESU College of Health Sciences as the premier regional academic institution for clinically-based health service programs (i.e., clinical exercise physiology, exercise science, nursing, and speech pathology), teaching certification programs (i.e., physical education and health education), and public health (i.e., community health education and health services administration); Possess the leadership skills to develop collaborative partnerships with health service systems, school systems and various non-profit enterprises in the region to create advanced experiential learning opportunities for students while facilitating faculty scholarship and growth in extramural funding; Exhibit a record of identifying, recruiting, and retaining students representing a multicultural world who by background, motivation, and commitment can benefit from higher education; and Possess the leadership skills to attract and retain a diverse, recognized, and credentialed faculty committed to excellence in teaching and continuing scholarship. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community visit our web site at www.esu.edu/diversity.
Selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 20th, 2014. Only Electronic applications will be accepted and must be submitted through the following website: http://www.esucareers.com. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment) and contact information for at least three professional references, and a separate statement that addresses your own experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations. Failure to submit all the required materials may lead to the candidate not being considered. Final determination will be based on application materials submitted, and may require additional successful telephone and on-campus interviews. In compliance with federal law, the individual hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Applicants, who do not clearly indicate how they meet the required qualifications, may be eliminated from consideration.
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at (www.esu.edu/diversity).
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