Chatham University Dean, School of Health Sciences
Chatham University has an immediate opening for a Dean. As the chief staff member of the School of Health Sciences (SHS), the Dean will be responsible for supporting the overall academic and operational performance of the School. Academic and administrative excellence, growth, and financial leadership are top priorities. The Dean leads the efforts of academic planning, human resource development, provision of resources, alliance-building, accreditation and compliance, institutional capacity building, and productivity measurement and improvement. The Dean is also expected to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work. The Dean must be a strong communicator and leader on campus, within the School, and in the community.
The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs to play a key leadership role in managing the academic integrity and the School financials. The Dean will work with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to ensure alignment with institutional expectations, values, and priorities.
This newly vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: www.chatham.edu.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with faculty, ensure quality academics in all aspects of teaching and learning (curriculum, delivery models, student learning outcomes, living-learning engagement, as applicable)
Plan and administer the School and department annual budgets and control expenses
Support the overall strategic operational processes for the School by working with vice presidents, chairs, faculty, and major committees to assure the delivery of high-quality academic services at the School level
Build and maintain a climate of operational excellence, professional integrity, and, in doing so, support a climate of academic excellence. Encourage and reward the development of innovation.
Maintain connectivity with local and regional colleges and universities, as well as with other professional organizations, for student and staff recruitment, and other relevant collaborative efforts.
Terminal degree in a related discipline within the School
Higher education administration experience including a strong understanding of academic program development, online learning, and distance-education
Demonstrated leadership in accreditation processes
Very strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Evidence of successful decision making in a collaborative environment
A commitment to assessment, metrics, and continuous improvement
A commitment to furthering the mission of Chatham University through growth with quality
Experience with budget management
Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.
Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.
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To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references. We highly recommend that you apply by October 29 but this position will remain open until filled.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.