The Dean of the School of Health & Human Services reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and assumes responsibility for management, which includes supervision of faculty and staff, and academic leadership of the School. The Dean plays a pivotal role in setting a new strategic direction for the School; strengthening current programs and developing new initiatives; enhancing instruction and scholarship; and expanding in regional and international markets. The Dean is responsible for advancing the mission of the university by creating and maintaining an infrastructure that fosters high quality academic programs and by building strong and collaborative relationships within the school and with internal and external partners including transfer partnerships. The Dean is responsible for the fiscal health of the School, which includes administering the budget and raising external funds. As the chief academic officer of the School, the Dean is responsible for ensuring successful faculty recruitment and professional development; and maintaining accreditation requirements in academic programs. The Dean will serve as a member of the University's senior leadership team and work collaboratively with other college/school deans and administrators to develop innovative and robust interdisciplinary programs. Information about the School of Health & Human Services may be found at: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/shhs/default.aspx
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership in building and implementing a strong, cooperative, and collaborative vision for the School of Health and Human Services that is aligned with and advances the mission of the University.
Provide leadership in developing robust partnerships with community partners.
Provide leadership for the development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, regulations, and procedures related to the School.
Determine fiscal and personnel priorities, make budget requests, and allocate resources within the unit. Manage academic programming and business functions as well as supervise staff within the School.
Work with other academic deans and faculty within and outside of the School to develop interdisciplinary programs; review and improve existing programs; market programs; recruit students and support admissions.
Assist in fund-raising activities for the School of Health & Human Services and for the University. Promote and secure grants and contracts to fund programs within the School.
Represent the university on various councils and committees at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Participate as a member of the Academic Affairs Council, the President's Management Team, and other university committees charged with policy-related decisions. Adhere to applicable collective bargaining agreements; federal and state laws; and Minnesota State University policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
An earned terminal degree in a discipline represented by the School's academic programs
A combination of 10 years of related experience which includes teaching in a university setting, administrative leadership, budget management, faculty and staff mentoring, accreditation and/or licensure, and program development.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators across the campus and within the Minnesota State System.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with external entities including other institutes of higher education, health and human services agencies/providers, and accrediting bodies.
A substantive record of research and peer-reviewed publications.
Commitment to supporting equity and inclusion efforts in the School of Health & Human Services, on campus, and in educational systems; evidence of the ability to work with diverse populations.
The ability to be tenured in a discipline within the School of Health and Human Services.
Understanding of programs in allied health.
Experience at the department chair, director, associate dean, or dean level.
Successful experience in designing, developing, and administering a portfolio of innovative interdisciplinary programs in response to regional, state, national, and international needs.
Experience in internationalization of curriculum and/or programs.
Experience in using emerging models and technologies in support of alternative approaches to delivering programming to a diverse set of constituents.
Experience with external funding/grants and community partnerships.
Experience with academic collective bargaining.
Priority application deadline is January 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Application review begins January 24, 2018.
The position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
Copies of transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcript will be required.
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