Dean of the College of Health Sciences - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
commensurate with experience
Mar 02, 2017
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Dean of the College of Health Sciences - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania #198

 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) currently seeks applicants for the Dean of the College of Health Sciences.  The dean’s student-centeredness, collaboration, vision and communication, will provide leadership for six academic departments (i.e., Athletic Training; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Exercise Science; Health Studies; Nursing; Physical Education Teacher Education) that serve as the region’s academic center of innovative educational, scholarly and service programs.  These programs are designed to meet the workforce needs of diverse local, national, and international communities.

Department: The College of Health Sciences, Academic Affairs


The Dean of the College of Health Sciences will lead the college in developing inter-organizational collaboration to harness the knowledge and skills of the area’s health services professionals and educational systems to create opportunities for student learning and job preparation, partnerships for faculty research and improvements to the quality of life of the Pocono Region. Through this collaboration, the dean will facilitate solutions to the region’s health challenges. The Dean of the College of Health Sciences will possess knowledge of clinically-based programs, teaching certification programs, and prevention within the context of national health care reform. She/he will facilitate opportunities for partnerships between schools, community based health care agencies, social service organizations, businesses, and the ESU health sciences faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Work Schedule:  Typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Evening and weekend work frequently required.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment.

Required Qualifications:

Prior administrative experience as a dean, department chair or program director, and provide strong evidence of the ability to collaborate with internal and external constituencies to develop the college’s strategic plan, in accordance with the university’s new strategic plan;

An earned doctorate degree in the health sciences or a related field from an accredited institution, a record of teaching, scholarship, and service,
appropriate for the rank of professor in a health sciences field;

Possess a record of developing relationships within the health professions at the local, regional, national and international levels;

Possess experience with accreditation and assessment of student and program learning outcomes appropriate to the fields of study housed within the college;

Exhibit a record of collaboration with other colleges to establish innovative interdisciplinary degree programs that provide health science students
with knowledge and marketable, job ready skills upon graduation;

Possess a willingness and ability to partner with the ESU Division of Research and Economic Development to develop the campus as a center of entrepreneurial practice across the colleges;

Possess the leadership skills to build the ESU College of Health Sciences as the premier regional academic institution for clinically-based health service programs (i.e., clinical exercise physiology, exercise science, nursing, and speech pathology), teaching certification programs (i.e., physical education and health education), and public health (i.e., community health education and health services administration);

Possess the leadership skills to develop collaborative partnerships with health service systems, school systems and various non-profit enterprises in the region to create advanced experiential learning opportunities for students while facilitating faculty scholarship and growth in extramural funding;

Exhibit a record of identifying, recruiting, and retaining students representing a multicultural world who by background, motivation, and commitment can benefit from higher education; and

Possess the leadership skills to attract and retain a diverse, recognized, and credentialed faculty committed to excellence in teaching
and continuing scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Applications received within 30 days of the posting will receive full consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 


About ESU:


East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,830. The University offers 56 undergraduate degree programs and 24 graduate degree programs; the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.