Founding Dean, College of Health, Education & Human Services
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Internal Number: 16363
Affirmative Action No.:: 22Y020
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: Negotiable
Wright State University is conducting a search for the inaugural dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Services. The successful candidate will serve as the administrative leader of the College, which is comprised of four academic units: Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences; Social Work and Human Services, Professional Psychology, and Education and Leadership. The Dean's responsibilities include: 1) the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs which promote the educational, research, and service missions of the college; 2) supervision of the overall accreditation efforts for the college, fostering scholarship efforts by the faculty in the college, and providing guidance to each program's curricular and assessment activities; 3) preparation of the budgetary proposals, according to the principles of sound academic and administrative management to assure adequate resources for fulfilling the mission of the college; 4) fostering interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations within the college and across campus. In addition, the dean will work to build and foster innovative partnership opportunities with Wright State's community partners in the healthcare, social/human services, and education sectors, and demonstrate continued commitment to inclusive excellence and upholding the university's culture of student-centered learning.
Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education in one of the disciplines in the college
Record of professional accomplishments and scholarship that meet the qualifications for appointment to the rank of professor in their home department
A minimum of at least five years of leadership experience at the chair/director level or higher
A record of interdisciplinary initiatives
Experience managing resources and complex budgets
Development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures that support unit mission and goals
Demonstrated participation in creating and implementing a strategic plan/vision
Evidence of a commitment to and success in securing external funding
Demonstrated ability to promote social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy for faculty, staff, and students
Evidence of engagement with administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners and other external constituencies
Demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and build relationships with both campus and external constituencies (e.g. healthcare and behavioral health providers, P-16 schools and universities, employers)
Evidence of ability to recruit, enroll and retain a diverse student body, faculty and staff. For more information about the requirements for faculty rank, please see https://policy.wright.edu/college-and-department-bylaws
Record of commitment to regional and professional accreditation standards for the unit and demonstrated understanding of compliance and resource needs for accreditation and regulatory processes in the health, education, and human services professions
Experience serving on a national accreditation board in a discipline within the college
Experience with curriculum development including a commitment to collaborative and innovative pedagogies
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization and work effectively with colleagues across divisions
Commitment to advancing current graduate programs and developing innovative educational opportunities at both the graduate and undergraduate level
Demonstrated abilities in consensus building and conflict resolution
Adept at decision-making and a demonstrated ability to work through challenging and/or adverse situations
A record of advancing teaching excellence and faculty governance
Commitment to the highest moral, ethical and academic standards
Essential Functions and percent of time::
(25%) Supervises unit chairs and faculty in formulating and implementing college goals and policy. (20%) Responsible for strategic planning; program development; faculty/staff/student development; enrollment management; (20%) relations with external constituencies; fundraising; collegiate partnership initiatives; (15%) resource allocation and budget management; (15%) oversee successful external accreditations; (5%) diversity awareness and planning.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University to make an employment offer contingent on various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.
Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.