Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York
Nov 15, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Other Executive Administration
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Clarkson University Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Clarkson University in Potsdam NY seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented leader as Associate Dean of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and provides the supportive leadership necessary to advance the initiatives of health sciences in the pursuit of the University’s mission and vision. Clarkson is aprivate, national research university that is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, research, scholarship and innovation.   The successful candidate will serve as the primary advocate for the Health Sciences Division in matters of curriculum, policy, program development, and resource allocation while establishing and strengthening relationships with community partners.

Clarkson University Health Sciences currently includes Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant (MSPAS), and Occupational Therapy (MSOT) programs. The Associate Dean will play a key role in the exploration and expansion of addition health science programs in the future.

Clarkson’s main campus is located on 640 wooded acres in Potsdam, New York, adjacent to the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, with other campuses in the Capitol Region of New York (Schenectady), Beacon, Saranac Lake (in partnership with the Trudeau Institute) and Pier26 in Manhattan.  Montreal, Canada is located just over a two-hour drive from campus. Additional nearby attractions include Burlington, Vermont, Ottawa and the old and walled Quebec City, Canada. Clarkson’s 4300 undergraduate and graduate students hail from 46 states and 52 countries. 

The successful candidate will have an earned terminal degree relevant to an academic program or degree within the health science field. Experience as a university faculty member with credentials commensurate with senior faculty status (full professor rank).

A record of progressive experience in academic administration (attaining department chair or higher level at accredited universities). Experience as an academic unit administrator with personnel direct report responsibilities and evidence of significant involvement in curricular development, implementation, and assessment.  Additional information and the full position prospectus can be found at Clarkson University Associate Dean of Health Sciences - Prospectus.

Dr. Thomas Horgan (603-568-8237) with Haley Associates Higher Education Executive Search, LLC is supporting the search and welcomes nominations and inquiries.  To make inquiries or nominations, please contact him at: [email protected].  To apply, upload your vita, a letter of application, and a list of five annotated references (who will not be contacted until later in the search) at

Review of nominations and applications will begin in November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 29, 2019.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal records).