The University of Akron, one of the leading institutions in the University System of Ohio, has successfully launched its new College of Health Professions as part of the University’s expanding focus on health care education, training, research, and service delivery. The College brings together a large School of Nursing with Schools of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Social Work, and Nutrition/Dietetics as well as programs in Public Health and Child Life, with plans to add additional programs in related disciplines such as Sport Science and Wellness. The University now seeks a dynamic new leader as Dean for the College to sustain its excellence in teaching and drive its further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines and degrees as well as in clinical engagement and related research.
The new Dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a vision for the future of the University of Akron’s health education and research programs and its overall engagement with the health care field. Akron and northeast Ohio are one of the nation’s epicenters for advanced health care and the transformation that is occurring in health service delivery. Through partnerships and collaboration, regional and national health systems such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Catholic Health Partners, and Community Health Systems are integrating with traditional University of Akron partners Summa Health System and Akron General Health System. These partnerships and others with Akron Children’s Hospital, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, and Northeast Ohio Medical University are fueling an ever increasing and evolving demand for enlightened leadership and growth on the part of the College of Health Professions to educate and train the health care professionals required. The development of the innovative, highly collaborative, inter-professional model of education, research, and service delivery at the College positions the University and its health professions graduates to shape and succeed in this rapidly changing health care world.
The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in one of the health professions and be eligible for appointment at the Professor level. She or he will be an experienced academic leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in health education, service delivery and clinically oriented research. In particular, his or her achievements will demonstrate a commitment to inter-professional education and care delivery, innovative approaches to teaching including the use of technology, and the effective translation of research into clinical practice.
The ideal candidate will have experience in successfully growing a major program, department, school, or college, including the recruitment and mentoring of expert clinical faculty as well as researchers. We seek a health care professional with a clear dedication to excellence in clinical care and education who is at the forefront of the transformation of health care delivery. We also seek an individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is highly collaborative and creative. Additional information is located on the University of Akron website at http://www.uakron.edu.
The University of Akron has retained Park Square Executive Search to assist them with this important recruitment. Nominations and applications should be directed to:
Review of applications by the search committee will begin on December 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution.
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