Associate Dean for Health Sciences

Dayton, Ohio
Jan 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Health Sciences. The School seeks an individual with a proven record of leadership, accomplishment, teaching excellence and collaboration in health sciences education and research. This individual should have a strong record of developing collaborative relationships and programs with faculty and departments in diverse and inclusive settings.

The School has health science programs in three of its six academic departments: Health & Sport Science, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant. The School seeks to expand its health science offerings in the context of School and University Strategic Plans. The Associate Dean assists the Dean with the leadership, administration, operation and promotion of SEHS.

The Associate Dean for Health Sciences will have the following primary goals: 

  1. Work collaboratively with faculty and departments to support ongoing/current initiatives (eg. Interprofessional Education (IPE) and foster development of additional health-related undergraduate and graduate programs.
  2. Increase enrollment in health-related undergraduate and graduate programs. 
  3. Lead development of interdisciplinary research programs; Work with academic departments to enhance health sciences research infrastructure. 
  4. Work and collaborate with academic programs across campus to enhance health science education including undergraduate health profession advising and recruiting.
  5. Increase the number and impact of health science student opportunities provided through community partnerships. 
  6. Strengthen and promote the School’s distinctive Catholic and Marianist identity in health science programs and research.

In alignment with these goals, the Associate Dean will assist the Dean in administering the SEHS health science programs in the following ways:

  1. Increase health science program enrollment: Engage with departments and faculty to create new face-to-face, hybrid and online programs. Engage external and internal consultants to generate new program options. Support faculty in developing new program curricula. Collaborate with departments and faculty in targeted efforts to increase enrollment in existing programs. 
  2. Support existing programs with: program accreditation; consultation in health sciences curriculum revision and development, health science graduate program review, graduate assistant assignment, and U.S. News & World Report reporting. 
  3. Cultivate health science research and scholarship: Lead research program development. Collaborate with dean and department chairs to build a positive and productive health sciences research culture. Support health science departments and faculty in developing new graduate and undergraduate student research initiatives and programs. 
  4. Work closely with health science department chairs and other SEHS personnel: Assure the effective, efficient and people-friendly operations of academic units; optimize the functioning of all health science programs. Respond in a professional and responsive manner to suggestions, inquiries and complaints from faculty, staff, students and others within SEHS. 
  5. Promote Marianist identity in graduate programs: Develop and oversee local, regional, national and international opportunities for health sciences students that promote Marianist values and goals. Represent SEHS at events and activities as needed to promote our Catholic and Marianist identity. 
  6. Promote external relations: Provide outreach to diverse local, regional and national professional groups; in concert with the Dean, reach out to potential donors and partners. 
  7. Serve on appropriate internal and external committees. 
  8. Support to the Dean: Compile and analyze data related to SEHS operations; prepare reports, proposals and presentations as requested by the Dean.

The Associate Dean for Health Sciences will report directly to the SEHS Dean, lead the work of others, be a member of the SEHS Dean’s Council and Leadership Team, and serve at the will of the Dean.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at:


University Summary:

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent in a health science/professors academic program and eligibility for tenured faculty appointment.
  2. A successful record of developing and leading health science/professions programs. 
  3. Record of scholarly productivity supported by evidence including (lead, sole, or collaborative as appropriate to the field) authorship in high quality peer-reviewed outlets.
  4. A successful record of collaborative initiatives within the health sciences/professions academic programs, including IPE.
  5. Effective written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Success in obtaining external funding (e.g., NIH, NSF, other). 
  2. Network of relationships with health care provider community (e.g., clinicians, clinical managers, health care organization leaders).
  3. Record of entrepreneurial attainment.
  4. Successful record of promoting development of faculty members and/or undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. 
  5. Successful record of leadership and service to state or national professional associations.
  6. Successful experience in developing and delivering online learning programs.
  7. Record of extensive scholarly research and teaching.
  8. Successful experience with program accreditation.
  9. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  10. Excellent oral or presentation skills. 
  11. Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.


Special Instructions of Applicants:

Candidates should submit: a letter of application addressing qualifications and accomplishments and interest in the position, CV and the names of three professional references.

Please apply directly through the University of Dayton HR website: