Dean, Community Health Science ( Public Health )

Dec 09, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean, Community Health Science ( Public Health )

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected].

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a dynamic, high-energy, visionary leader for the School of Community Health Sciences in Nevada's oldest institution of higher education and the state's land-grant leader in teaching, research, and statewide outreach. This position reports to the Executive Vice President & Provost and works collaboratively with all the other deans on campus. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2021.

The School of Community Health Sciences was established in 2004 and blends cutting-edge research in public health with dedicated community service opportunities. The school has experienced substantial growth in student enrollment, research and program expenditures (~$32m), and faculty expansion over recent years. We anticipate receiving accreditation as a full School of Public Health in 2021.

The School offers accredited public health degrees including: BS in Community Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Public Health); MPH (Social and Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, Health Administration and Policy, Public Health Practice - online); MS (Biostatistics and Kinesiology), PhD (Public Health, Social and Behavioral Health and Epidemiology); MD/MPH; and undergraduate minor and grad/undergrad certificates in Addiction Treatment Services. We have a diverse body of 2,000 undergraduate students, 270 graduate students, 41 academic faculty, 146 administrative faculty, and 53 staff members.

The School's academic programs, research, and specialty centers train students and generate grants and contracts that fund research and service activities that address workforce development, health disparities, environmental health, biostatistics, addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery, and epidemiology in public and community health.

An expanded profile of the University and the School of Community Health Sciences can be found on the School of Community Health Sciences website:

Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in a health-related field
  • Eligible for tenure as a full professor, including research credentials, in one of the disciplines represented within the School
  • Knowledge and experience in public health and academics
  • Familiarity and appreciation for both undergraduate and graduate educational programs in public health
  • Evidence of a commitment to faculty, student, and program diversity
  • Demonstrated experience in administration and fundraising

Preferred Qualifications
  • A graduate degree in public health
  • At least three years of administrative experience at the level of chair or above in higher education
  • Currently or previously holding an appointment at an accredited school or program of public health

Compensation Grade

University Executive - Dean, Community Health Sciences

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information

Debera Thomas, Search Chair, Dean, Orvis School of Nursing

[email protected]

Alissa Mortensen, Search Coordinator, Assistant to the Provost

[email protected]


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at [email protected]

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/Vita

2) Cover letter/Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications listed above

3) Contact information for five professional references

4) A brief statement (one-page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

Full Consideration

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 20, 2021.

Open Until Filled

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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