Major Duties: Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs. The director is the school's chief academic and executive officer, reports to and advises the dean of the College of Health and Human Services regarding the school, and also serves on the College Administrative Council, which addresses college-wide policy and planning issues. The incumbent will hold tenure and rank. This position is located on the main campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Expected start date is July 1, 2017, or as soon as selected finalist is available.The Director promotes shared governance and provides overall management and leadership for the school and all of its functions and activities including but not limited to:- Recruiting, retaining, and evaluating faculty and staff- Strategic planning including program planning, implementation and assessment- Financial and resource management- Fostering excellence in faculty teaching and supporting a learner-centered culture- Promoting scholarship and externally funded research, with continued growth in these areas- Fundraising and development of pertinent external constituencies- Outreach activities consistent with the duties of the director including community relations- Promoting university goals and policies as well as strong advocacy for Western Michigan University and its faculty, staff, and students- Communicating effectively with all constituents- Adhering to all university policies and practices as well as ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations and laws as related to the College of Health and Human Services- Managing student enrollment and retention with emphasis on academic excellence and diversity- Providing leadership to the school in establishing school goals, developing curricula, promoting teaching excellence and research, and providing guidance in personnel matters - Expanding channels of communication within and beyond the school, college and university- Representing the school in discussions with agents of the university and greater community- Contributing to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations
Minimum Qualifications: - Earned doctoral degree in a health and human services related discipline, awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) - At least six years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly activities (research, grant funding, academic or clinical publications, etc.), and professional/clinical service sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured associate or full professor - Evidence of two years of administrative leadership in an academic or other professional setting- Demonstrated commitment, ability, and experience in promoting cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.