Georgia Perimeter College, the fourth largest institution of the University System of Georgia, seeks a visionary and well-qualified nurse educator who will provide exceptional leadership for its Division of Health Sciences, which includes the Nursing and Dental Hygiene departments and the Allied Health Programs at the college. The Dean of Health Sciences has the opportunity to advance the Division of Health Sciences with a NIH-funded internship program for nursing students with Emory University, enhanced dental educational clinic facilities, and recently appointed departmental leadership.
The review of applications begins immediately.
The Dean of Health Sciences is an advocate for the Department Chairs and faculty and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean works with the Health Sciences Department Chairs and faculty to maintain high academic standards in the course offerings. Other responsibilities include evaluating the Department Chairs, and overseeing of their evaluations of faculty.
In coordination with the Department Chairs and faculty in the Health Sciences Division, the Dean is responsible for managing resources and for overseeing the budget of all departments. In addition to serving as the liaison between GPC and external organizations, the Dean collaborates with the College’s Grants and Sponsored programs, Institutional Advancement, and community initiatives to obtain external funding.
Qualified candidates will have a doctorate from an accredited college or university in a health science, science, or higher education field, and a minimum of five years of full-time, progressively responsible administrative experience in a health field or in higher education. Candidates must be SACS qualified to teach in the Nursing program at the college, which is a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter graduate hours in Nursing.
Experience in college or university setting with knowledge of assessment and external professional accreditation is preferred.
Other preferred qualifications are:
The Dean travels between campuses to perform required duties, attend meetings, and fulfill other responsibilities. Some work in the evenings and on weekends is required.
Nomination and Application Process
Confidential inquiries are welcomed and nominations are invited. They should include the name, current position, e-mail address, and phone number of the individual being nominated.
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a resume, and contact information for at least four references.
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Georgia Perimeter College with this search. The consultant team leaders are:
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