Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 15, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Tulane University

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the next Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (SADAA) within the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM).  Reporting to and working with the Dean, the SADAA will advance the distinguished reputation of the faculty, staff, and students within the SPHTM for excellence in academic programming, scholarship, and professional service.  The successful candidate will be an established and recognized scholar, educator, and leader in a relevant field of study.  The SADAA will have demonstrated potential for collaborative school-wide administrative leadership.  The SADAA must possess the strategic, inspirational, and consensus-building skills needed to advance the SPHTM and its mission.  The SADAA will provide leadership in all aspects of the School’s academic operations, including fostering and supporting a collaborative administrative operation supporting the academic missions of the School.  The SADAA collaboratively develops the School’s academic policies and practices, sustains academic standards, and fosters innovative collaboration between departments, as well as other schools and colleges within Tulane University.  The SADAA will foster a climate that encourages interdisciplinarity and supports disciplinary strengths.  The SADAA will also work to proactively and strategically enrich the School’s faculty, staff, and student diversity, and work towards increasing equity and inclusion across the School’s academic affairs portfolio and operations.

About the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine:  The SPHTM was founded in 1912, making it the first school of public health in the United States.  The SPHTM remains the only American combined school of public health and tropical medicine.  The SPHTM has steadily improved its longstanding excellent rankings among schools of public health over the past several years and is currently ranked 13th among 62 American schools of public health according to U.S. News and World Report.  The SPHTM has more than 120 faculty engaged in research and teaching activities spanning 76 countries, and has students coming from 38 countries.  The School is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and currently has six departments.  The SPHTM cultivates independent thinkers, innovative leaders, fierce advocates, and accomplished scholars.  From the neighborhoods of New Orleans to communities worldwide, the SPHTM conducts research and collaborates with partners to ensure that all of humanity has an equitable opportunity to be healthy and pursue optimal well-being.  The SPHTM strives to: Prepare culturally competent graduates to address and prevent public health problems, decrease health inequities, and manage health-related programs; advance public health knowledge through rigorous evidence-based scientific investigation and the dissemination and application of results; and improve the health of communities, through leadership and collaborative partnerships across health sectors.  A commitment to improving the health of residents of New Orleans and surrounding communities, to better understanding and preventing the diseases that afflict them, and providing them with essential health services has been an integral part of the mission of Tulane University for over 180 years.  For more information about the SPHTM, please visit

About Tulane University:  Located in New Orleans, LA, Tulane University was founded in 1834, and is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Tulane University Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the Tulane Medical Center. For more information, visit

Please send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and all inquiries to [email protected].  For priority consideration, please apply by January 25, 2021.

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil

Principal, Education and Academic Medicine

Korn Ferry

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from historically underrepresented groups.  


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