Director, School of Health Sciences

Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Apr 30, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Science in the College of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the position of Director. This is a 12-month position.

Primary Job Duties: This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of a dynamic university academic leadership team. The Director of the School of Health Sciences oversees a school of 28 full-time faculty members supporting four undergraduate majors (Public Health, Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy) and two graduate degree programs (Master’s Degrees in Health and Human Performance and Athletic Training). All programs in the School are accredited by their respective agencies. Programs with graduates requiring certification or licensure hold above average pass rates on these exams. Some of the School’s programs are offered at satellite sites. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and is a key member of the College’s academic leadership team. The Director must provide visionary leadership for the promotion of ethical professional conduct and evidence-based practice in attending to the health and human services of a diverse and interdependent society. The Director will be effective in collaboration with other directors and University leadership regarding diversity and inclusion, accreditation support, strategic enrollment planning, curriculum development and delivery, and community engagement.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the health sciences or related discipline; teaching and research achievement that would warrant appointment as a full professor in one of the School’s programs; excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem-solving, follow-through, time management, and communication skills; budget planning and management experience; must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment; and a successful record of progressive leadership in higher education including at least three consecutive years of administrative experience at the department chair level or above.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek a leader with demonstrated performance and leadership in academia who is strongly committed to expanding access to careers in health and healthcare, teaching and research excellence at all levels, and effective collaboration with local agencies. Demonstration of success in recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff; attainment of external funding, including fundraising; support of faculty appointment, promotion and tenure; and strategic planning and enrollment management.

Applications received by May 20, 2021, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin July 1, 2021. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.    

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a brief statement on how your teaching, scholarship, service, and/or administrative experience demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and 4) the names and contact information of at least five (5) professional references.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University is an exceptional public regional comprehensive institution located on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore midway between the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and two to three hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. Founded in 1925 as a normal school, SU is one of twelve campuses comprising the University System of Maryland, offering 58 bachelor's and master's degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, sciences, education, health sciences, social work, and business, as well as doctoral degrees in education and nursing practice. In addition to the University’s four endowed schools, SU launched the College of Health and Human Services in 2018. For more than 20 years, SU has been recognized as one of the best regional universities in the North/Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review and as a best value campus by Kiplinger's, Forbes, and Money magazines. SU has approximately 8,600 students and 440 full-time instructional faculty and is an institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. The College of Health and Human Services is comprised of three Schools: Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work, as well as two Centers: the Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center and the Center for Healthy Communities.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.