Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-02-10
Req: R100001019
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami aspires to be The Hemispheric University, The Excellent University, The Relevant University, and the Exemplary University (HERE). The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) operationalizes this by being Novel, Optimistic, and World Changing (NOW).

Our priorities include Mission-Driven Research, Education for Life (enabling educational excellence, shaping the educational revolution), Hemispheric Leadership, and Administrative Excellence (operational efficiency, financial sustainability, and culture of belonging),. At the University of Miami, we embrace our DIRECCT values: diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork.

We are seeking an Associate Dean for Health Studies to lead the Public Health and Health Sciences programs who will continue the School’s record of educational excellence while shaping the future of healthcare education in the hemisphere. Key areas of responsibility include faculty and curriculum development, research, establishing & maintaining collaborations with a variety of public health and health policy partners, student success, and program evaluation/accreditation. The Associate Dean is a key member of the Dean’s Leadership team. This faculty position will be full-time with approximately 50% percent dedicated to the Associate Dean role and the remainder to teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be a highly respected public health leader with a strong record of building capacity in public health; developing, implementing, evaluating public health programs and policies; strengthening organizational ties; and a strong record of teaching and research. It is expected that this individual will have the necessary academic record to be appointed as a faculty member at the level of Associate Professor or higher with a doctorate degree (PhD, MD, DrPH) and also would be expected to make important contributions to the teaching and research mission of the school.


Manage faculty teaching primarily in the Health Studies and Public Health Programs including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and orienting them; managing teaching assignments; mentoring and supporting faculty in achieving their professional development goals; and evaluating their performance. Develop new graduate programs and research initiatives. Expand Hemispheric and Global activities. Represent SONHS at appropriate university, regional and national meetings. Support SONHS activities related to student recruitment, review all admission applications, conduct new student orientation each semester, and oversee advisement of Scholars and Fellows (e.g. Foote Fellows).


Work with faculty to design, evaluate, and offer exemplary Public Health and Health Sciences Programs. Work closely with Assistant Dean for Student Services and the Dean’s Leadership Team to schedule and manage courses.

Community Health Practicums

Work with community partners to identify opportunities for student practicum placements and/or internships. Maintain regular communication with all community partners and establish new partnerships to support program needs.

Program Evaluation and Accreditation

Maintain Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation of undergraduate Public Health program. Contribute to SACS accreditation processes. Maintain currency of SONHS Handbook, Clinical Faculty Handbook, and appropriate sections of the UM Bulletin and SONHS website.

To apply

Candidates must submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of 3 recent publications, and contact information for 3 professional references. All materials should be sent to: Attn: Search Committee, Ms. Zuzer Calero, School of Nursing & Health Studies, PO Box 248153, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-3850. Email:

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/Minorities/ Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 4/4/2020
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