Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences (Internal to Campus) - 4579

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Dean, Interim

Position Number


Working Position Title

Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences (Internal to Campus) - 4579

Posting Type







College of Health & Human Sci

Primary Function

The interim dean (hereafter, “dean”) is the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the college and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost for aspects of the operation of the college, including its instructional, research and scholarly activities, outreach, engagement, and public-service mission. In carrying out responsibilities, the dean consults advisory bodies within the college and follows the policies and procedures of the college and the university. The dean is the senior administrative representative of the college in interacting with internal and external stakeholders. This is an interim appointment that will begin on January 1, 2021 with an end date of June 30, 2021. It is expected that the person who is chosen for this position will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

Provide leadership in establishing appropriate mission, goals, and short-term and long-term plans for the college that support the university’s mission. The interim dean will perform all of the duties of a permanent dean:

• Recruit, assign workload, and supervise school and department chairs and directors, associate and assistant deans, other college administrators, and staff to support the needs of the college and its units.
• Demonstrate commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff and students.
• Recommend tenure, promotion and sabbatical leaves of appropriate classifications of employees by adhering to college and university policies and procedures.
• Evaluate employees and recommend personnel actions such as reappointment, merit assignment, progressive discipline, remediation and discharge or termination according to university policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership in educational program development, accreditation, assessment, review, revision and/or deletion consistent with the mission of the college and the university.
• Manage and allocate resources (budget, space, etc.) to support the mission of the college and its units.
• Support ongoing fundraising efforts related to the college’s goals and the goals of its departments, programs and initiatives by working collaboratively with the Division of University Advancement and internal and external stakeholders.
• Serve as the spokesperson for the college and communicate effectively with various constituencies within the university, and with alumni, donors, external partners, and other stakeholders.
• Handle other duties related to the position as assigned by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

• A tenured appointment as a full professor at NIU .
• Demonstrated capacity to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students.
• Evidence of effective communication, budgetary and management skills; outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, personal ethics and personal integrity.
• Progressive administrative experience in leading an academic unit, department, or college.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

• Knowledge and understanding of the academic departments within CHHS
• Experience with program accreditation
• Demonstrated ability to recognize and develop innovative and strategic opportunities in support of the college’s mission
• Demonstrated ability to expand and build partnerships to support initiatives in the college

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Working Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hiring rate/range

Commensurate with experience; position includes eligible benefits

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Closing Date


Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

This search is internal-to-campus, so only employees of NIU will be considered.

Please include the following documents:
Complete Curriculum Vitae

Letter of Interest (no more than 2 pages) outlining experience, qualifications and leadership approach.

Contact information for three professional references.

Link to Department Homepage

Physical Demands

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( ADEI ) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)

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