Associate Dean

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Job Title:

Associate Dean

Posting Number:

Fac 2014000783



Full-time/ Part-time:


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Job Description Summary:

The Associate Dean of the Lewis School of Health Sciences will work with the dean and the chairs to develop effective and efficient operation of the school within the policies, directions, and plans of the university as a whole. The Associate Dean plays a central role in facilitating the link between department chairs, academic program directors, faculty members, staff, students, and the university leadership.
The associate dean is expected to support the dean to establish and maintain a collegial work climate, to cooperatively lead the academic unit towards improved productivity and relevancy, and to assure the academic integrity and curricular coherence of all programs embraced within it. All actives and roles of the associate dean are undertaken in light of furthering the best interests of the students of Clarkson University

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Minimal Qualification:
* Terminal Degree in one of the four pillars of healthcare: clinical medicine, medical research, healthcare management, or public health and policy.

Experience Minimal Qualifications:
* An academic with knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, experiential education, and inter-professional education* Experience in strategic planning and development of new programs* Knowledgeable about opportunities in service learning, research, and experiential learning for undergraduates students* Possesses negotiation and conflict management skills while maintaining a commitment to the overall success of the university* Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to successfully engage with diverse stakeholders.* Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among faculty, staff, and students.* Commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence especially in internships, clinical, and other immersive practical experiences.* The ability to make complex decisions in a timely manner, while listening to and incorporating the input of key constituents.* The ability to be a member of a skilled and highly competent administrative team.* An attitude that embraces a growth mindset and the ability to be forward-looking in the development of the strategic direction that is consistent with the University’s strategic framework.* Experience in administration in higher education* Understanding of on-line education

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Experience:
* Meaningful experience with curriculum development, curricular coherence, assessment, experiential education, and inter-professional education* Meaningful experience with accreditation of clinical based healthcare programs and clinical education* Has worked across the four pillars of healthcare in a meaningful way* Served in a leadership position for a minimum of 10 years, department chair, director, or other* Strong leadership skills demonstrated in a large, complex, multi- faceted organization.* A proven track record of partnering with academic colleagues to develop and grow multi-disciplinary programs.* Leadership in education and experience with development, implementation, and assessment of curricular, co-curricular, and/or experiential learning

Physical Demands:

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Close Date:


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Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications received by September 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

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Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

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We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

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