Dean, College of Health and Public Service

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 04, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean, College of Health and Public Service

Position Category: Executive

Utah Valley University invites applicants for Dean of the College of Health & Public Service.

The Dean of the College of Health & Public Service is responsible for fostering teaching excellence, academic programs and outcomes, engaged learning, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research; developing effective student recruitment and retention strategies for the College in collaboration with relevant units at the University; administering, overseeing and facilitating the College's scholarly activities; supervising grants and sponsored programs; fundraising for the College of Health & Public Service; overseeing engagement and outreach activities and extended and community education; and developing student success pathways in the community. The College of Health & Public Service currently consists of six academic departments (Aviation Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Services, Allied Health, Nursing, and Public & Community Health) and, The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy. The college has approximately 79 full-time staff and 82 full-time faculty.

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION: Plans, coordinates, organizes, and manages the College and serves as an official member of the Provost and Senior Vice President's staff. Keeps abreast of and maintains state-of-the-art management and educational administration techniques and procedures, plans, maintains, and regularly evaluates department programs in accordance with the University's dual mission and institutional standards; develops resources for new department programs; assists in the development of strategic and long-range educational plans; ensures the allocation of human and fiscal resources in accordance with needs and within authorized limits; prepares final work programs and budgets for submission to the Provost and Senior Vice President.

Establishes and maintains open channels of communication within the College. Advocates for the needs of the College to other institutional executives. Fosters collegiality throughout the College, University, and community. Initiates and maintains cooperative relationships with local education agencies, other state and federal agencies, civic and professional organizations, and businesses, as appropriate. Prepares and reviews reports, evaluations, and other related materials for accrediting bodies and actively seeks accreditation when appropriate. Serves as College liaison to student government and promotes the general welfare of students.

Develops resources to support teaching excellence and student success for a diverse body of students. Supports and fosters faculty-mentored student research; oversees faculty release-time to promote grant and sponsored program activities; secures and sustains resources for infrastructure maintenance and development; works with external bodies to further financial resources, including grants and fundraising; promotes career placement, and advancement.

Authorizes the employment of classified staff and recommends the appointment of faculty and professional/administrative staff to the Provost and Senior Vice President in a spirit of diversity and inclusive excellence. Provides for a regular program of faculty and staff performance evaluations in accordance with college standards and policy; recommends for the retention, tenure, and promotion of faculty. Facilitates the professional development of faculty and staff as appropriate. Approves salary point requests for department chairs. Provides for the discipline of faculty and staff and recommends to the Provost and Senior Vice President the termination of faculty and staff in accordance with college policy and procedure.

Fosters respect of student, faculty, staff, and community diversity in culture, expression, and thought. Implements and verifies effective recruitment and retention strategies, including emphases on first generation students and students from underrepresented and underprivileged populations; inculcates a spirit of understanding and patience; provides an inclusive environment, supportive of equal opportunity and affirmative action and the achievement of affirmative action goals for the college; works to make the College of Health & Public Service an exemplary model for sustainable practices and to serve as a community resource to disseminate sustainable practices; organizes and ensures the effective involvement of community and academic advisory committees. Other duties as assigned.

UVU's College of Health & Public Service is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. It welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. UVU strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. UVU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate; demonstration of achievement of tenure and advancement in rank as a faculty member in an academic department and additional years of successful administrative experience at the program/ department chair/head level or higher at the college or university level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge in the following areas:
  • Higher education administration, including dual-mission institutions
  • Curriculum planning and development in an open-admission environment
  • Program and staff evaluation
  • Budget development and expenditure control
  • Curricula and equipment needs specific to a changing work environment
  • Cooperative education
  • Advisory committees
  • Current social, economic, and employment conditions
  • Report writing and grant writing
  • Methodologies for research and publishing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • Demonstrated organization, management, and budgeting skills
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising initiatives
  • Demonstrated academic and scholarly achievement in a field represented in the College
  • Excellent quantitative reasoning skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively apply general principles to specific conditions
  • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions exactly
  • Ability to inspire and motivate through positive, constructive direction and feedback
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to advance equity and inclusion in a framework of shared governance
  • Personal qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability, consistency, and enthusiasm
  • Strategic and long-range planning in an academic setting

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with backgrounds in health related fields are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: STA10421
Open Date: 03/03/2021
Review Start Date: 04/02/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

References may be requested at any time during the search process.

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