Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Charlestown, MA
Mar 05, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institution:
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Founded in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital, the MGH Institute is an independent, interprofessional graduate school of health sciences that prepares health professionals and advances care for a diverse society. The Institute is composed of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), the School of Nursing (SON), and the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation (CIPSI).

The next Dean will take on a school energized by recent growth, inspired and grounded by its fundamental commitment to interprofessional education, and strengthened by formidable assets, including the Institute's defining relationships with Partners HealthCare. Over the past decade, the Institute has increased student enrollment by 80%, expanded its space by more than 300%, and more than tripled research funding. The Institute unveiled its new IMPACT Practice Center in September 2017, a facility designed to promote excellent clinical education and practice and expand opportunities for interprofessional education.

Reporting to the Provost, the next Dean will be a health and rehabilitation sciences leader of national standing with excellent communication and relationship building skills. The Dean should be a hands-on leader with a track record of leadership on diversity and inclusion initiatives. Operating within a mission-focused, nimble academic environment, s/he will pursue the strategic expansion of academic programming. S/he should demonstrate a keen understanding of the changing healthcare climate and how to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders, including a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, and interprofessional healthcare education and delivery.


In order to fulfill accreditation requirements, nominees, and applicants must hold an advanced degree in the health and/or rehabilitation sciences. Significant experience in health professions leadership, education, and scholarship and research appropriate for a Professor at MGH Institute is expected. Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in the health and rehabilitation sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Amy Segal and Chloe Kanas.

A complete position profile with additional information and a list of qualifications can be found at

EEO Statement

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought, and practice to the Institute's research, teaching, and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
Job: Education - Management
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: IHP Provost
Job Posting: Nov 3, 2017


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