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Dean of the School of Health Professions

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Summary

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) seeks an individual for the Dean of the School of Health Professions. With an administrative base in Lubbock, TTUHSC graduates the largest number of healthcare professionals in the state of Texas. TTUHSC is dedicated to interprofessional education, innovative research, and patient care across West Texas and beyond. As one of TTUHSC’s largest schools, the School of Health Professions employs approximately 140 full-time faculty/staff and boasts a fall enrollment of more than 1,800 traditional and distance education students across 20-degree programs and multiple campuses.

Our team members consistently live our Values: One Team – unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission; Kindhearted – exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitude; Integrity – be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking; Visionary – nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit; and Beyond Service – create and deliver positive defining moments. To obtain more information about the TTUHSC Values-Based Culture, please visit .


The successful Dean candidate will possess an exceptional array of skills and experiences with the personal vision, initiative, enthusiasm, and drive to serve as the chief operating and academic officer for the school. The candidate will be student-focused, have excellent interpersonal communication, and a management philosophy focused on leading and inspiring a demonstrated vision for the future of health care. He or she will encourage collegiality and collaboration, promote excellence in interprofessional education and research, and mentor and empower faculty and staff within the school. The selected Dean will also oversee and monitor the impact of industry standards related to new and ongoing accreditation and regulations, as well as development in program design, delivery, and evaluation.

Candidates must possess a PhD or EdD and credentials meriting the appointment at the rank of professor with tenure. He or she must have a significant understanding of the fields represented in health professions education and a track record of effective academic and administrative experiences. A record of active service and involvement within national healthcare organizations and/or professional or academic associations is desired. The ability to promote proficiency with technology and its application to the classroom and distance learning is preferred.

Invitation to Apply

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by mid-January 2020. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, persons with disabilities and other protected groups.

Interested individuals should apply online at the following link .  Attach to the electronic application a cover letter, recent copy of your full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses (including email addresses) of three references.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Brandt Schneider at [email protected] , Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

With a growing shortage of physicians in West Texas, the 61st state legislature authorized the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1969. The school charter was expanded a decade later to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the institution began preparing future healthcare professionals in multiple disciplines. TTUHSC offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in five schools: (1) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, (2) School of Health Professions, (3) School of Medicine, (4) School of Nursing, and (5) School of Pharmacy. TTUHSC also has multiple campuses across Texas, as well as a significant population of distance learners.

With overall student enrollment for fall 2019 at 5,294, TTUHSC is home to 1,285 full-time faculty and 3,158 full-time staff supported by a budget of approximately $760 million. TTUHSC has as its major objectives the provision of quality education and development of academic, research, patient care, and community service programs to meet the health care needs of West Texas. This 131,000 square mile service area is comprised of 108 counties and represents 50% of Texas’ land mass and 13% of its total population (2.75 million). This area is highly underserved by health professionals and accessible health care facilities, despite the substantial and meaningful contribution made by TTUHSC. While underserved, this area is a strategic region for our nation providing the majority of food, fiber and energy for the United States. Thus far, TTUHSC has trained more than 28,000 health care professionals who are serving patients and driving medical discovery in tangible, life-changing ways – both for the residents in its immediate service area and around the world.

School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions offers 20 different doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate and certificate degree programs in the rehabilitation sciences; clinical laboratory sciences; primary care; speech, language and hearing sciences; clinical counseling and mental health; and healthcare management and leadership. With a fall 2019 enrollment of 1,828 students on four campuses (Lubbock, Amarillo, Odessa and Midland), it is one of the largest and most diverse schools of health professions in Texas. From our first class of eighteen students in 1983, the School has grown steadily over the past 35 years. The School continues to educate health professionals to meet the evolving healthcare needs of all people in West Texas, the state and the nation. The School of Health Professions remains focused on developing and presenting educational programs of the highest quality in a student-centered learning environment.

Academic degree programs offered include a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science; Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (ScD/PT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT/Transitional DPT); Master of Science degrees in Molecular Pathology, Speech-Language Pathology, Healthcare Administration, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Addiction Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling; professional Masters degrees in Athletic Training (MAT), Occupational Therapy (MOT), and Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS); and Bachelor of Science degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; and Healthcare Management.

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