Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Department: Office of the Provost
Position Summary: Governors State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Health and Human Services. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial screening is expected to be completed January 31, 2019 and preliminary interviews scheduled beginning in February 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to begin duties by July 1, 2019, or earlier if possible. Governors State University seeks a Dean of Health and Human Services with an abiding commitment to excellence in health and human services education to work collaboratively with the faculty and staff in our programs in Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health, Communication Disorders, Community Health, Health Administration, Health Informatics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. With its mission to foster a commitment to lifelong learning, scholarship, professional ethics, diversity, and social justice; and infuse its programs into community partnerships for the health, well-being and economic development of the region, the College is represented by a collaborative faculty. Within the College there are a number of active research programs in cancer, health disparities, addictions, and social justice with a growing record of extramural funding providing a training ground for a diverse student body as well as numerous community partnerships. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 5,000 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU has recently undergone a major transition from a non-residential, "senior institution," accepting transfer and graduate students only. In 2014, GSU completed its first residence hall and admitted first-year students. Students benefit from the University's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities and is leading through the Kresge Foundation-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health and counseling fields. Situated in the rapidly growing southern suburbs of Chicago, Governors State is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760-acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State Universityas Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. As the most rapidly developing suburban area of Chicago, the Southland region offers a wide variety of housing options at highly competitive prices along with easy access to urban and rural settings and Lake Michigan recreational activity. To provide the leadership required to enhance the Universityas academic programs, the next Dean of the College of Health and Human Services must have the following attributes:
Minimum Qualifications: 1) Must hold an earned Doctorate degree in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Health and Human Services. 2) Must have the ability to bring about change to enhance and strengthen the standing of CHHS programs at GSU; 3) Must have Administrative experience at the level of dean, assistant dean, associate dean, department chair or other applicable level is highly desirable; 4) Experience with program and curriculum development; interdisciplinary studies; and assessment; 5) Status as a full-professor or currently eligible to meet the GSU standards for full professor
Preferred Qualifications: a¢ An informed commitment to Health and Human Service Education; a¢ The ability to articulate those ideals persuasively; a¢ A deep understanding and support of what goes into excellent teaching, learning, scholarship, and practice; a¢ An appreciation of Governors Stateas distinctive culture and values, and its special niche in higher education; a¢ Experience in building community liaisons and partnerships; a¢ Experience with program and curriculum development; interdisciplinary studies; and assessment; a¢ Knowledge and experience with accreditation such as NASAC, ASHA, CAHME, AUPHA, ACEN, AOTA, NBCOT, CAPTE and CSWE; in addition to student learning outcomes; a¢ A collaborative leadership style that builds upon relationships and a sense of community and teamwork; a¢ Excellent communication skills, with a comfortable public presence; a¢ A passionate focus on students of all ages, including the adult learner, and a sincere commitment to an inclusive and diverse community; a¢ The ability to excel in a consultative environment and successfully function in a collective bargaining institution; a¢ A willingness to think globally and to support student and faculty initiatives; a¢ A visionary, who will embrace technology and its place in the preparation of students and development of faculty; a¢ An excellent mind with a broad vision, varied interests, balanced judgment and creativity; a¢ Energy, stamina, enthusiasm and a sense of humor; a¢ High standards of integrity and ethics.
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Type of Position Being Requested: Administrative Appointment
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Number: AP0198P