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Purdue Global Dean and Vice President, School of Health Sciences

Purdue University
West Lafayette

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Purdue Global Dean and Vice President, School of Health Sciences

Requisition ID: 26393Purdue Global Dean and Vice President, School of Health SciencesThe University:

Building on Purdue University's mission to provide greater access to affordable, high-quality education, Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit institution that offers a world-class education online. 

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Purdue University Global (PG) Provost, the Dean and Vice President (Dean) provides academic leadership, vision, and financial management for the college or school in which they are responsible. The Dean leads the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, related training and research, and serves as champion for the recruitment and success of diverse faculty, staff, and students. This position promotes interdisciplinary collaborations, cultivates community, organizational, and alumni relations, and invests in resource development and fundraising. The Dean enhances the reputation of the college or school’s programs, nationally and internationally, inclusive of understanding and/or mitigating legal, regulatory, accreditation, and compliance issues related to the success of all programs. 

The Dean creates and leads the academic vision of the college or school with an emphasis on school growth and program innovation, as well as student support and persistence. This role provides leadership for the school’s faculty, staff, and programs. The Dean ensures the school meets its academic and financial goals, including but not limited to student and faculty persistence, program quality and growth, and creating a supportive environment which provides students a clear path to graduation. The Dean has budgetary responsibility for the school and is accountable for building and managing internal and external relationships that promote transformation.

Required Qualifications:

A Doctoral degree is required with at least 10 years of experience in Higher Education. This position requires 3 to 5 years progressive experience in administration and leadership at a college or university, including experience in a fully online environment. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the School of Health Sciences. If the terminal degree is not in Health Sciences, then the master’s degree must be in a Health Sciences related field.

Required skills and abilities should include:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and high level of comfort with delegation, management, and empowering faculty and staff.
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive strategic thinker.
  • Extensive knowledge of curriculum development and academic policy; possesses required regulatory and accreditation knowledge for fields of study within the school/college.
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and policy requirements.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, across diverse teams, departments, and Schools.
Application Procedure:

Qualified persons are asked to submit the following through an application on the Purdue Global career site: a letter of application; a complete curriculum vitae, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references.

The priority application deadline is Friday, June 16th at 5:00pm EST. After the priority deadline, the job posting may be closed. Applications submitted after the priority date may or may not be considered.

Questions about this search may be directed to Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for the position are welcome. 

Additional Information:
  • The target salary for this position is $175,000-$200,000. Learn more about our benefits:
  • Please note that this is a remote position that requires occasional travel. Candidates must be based in and legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Purdue University Global will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position. 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Purdue Global is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Our goal is to recruit and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We celebrate the diversity of thought, backgrounds, and skills necessary to support an inclusive environment. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

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