Dean, College of Health & Human Services
Hours Per Week
The Dean of the College of Health and Human Services serves as the
administrative leader of the College. He/she is responsible for the
successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and
programs, which promotes the educational, research and service
missions of the University. The Dean will supervise accreditation
efforts for each school, work to foster scholarship efforts by the
faculty in the College, and provide guidance to each program's
curricular and assessment activities. He/she is responsible for the
preparation of the budgetary proposals, to assure adequate
resources for fulfilling the mission of the College, according to
the principles of sound academic and administrative management. The
Dean of CHHS will work collaboratively with the Dean of the College
of Osteopathic Medicine, Dean for the Division of Student Affairs,
Vice Provost, the Chief Operating Officer, and other key University
administrators. He/she will work to build innovative partnership
opportunities across and among various entities and educational
institutions to further the goals of the University.
The Dean will maintain Touro University Nevada's commitment to
excellence; support the mission, goals, programs, and community
service activities of Touro University Nevada including its Judaic
heritage. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to intellectual
pursuit, service to humanity, and social justice.
1. Provides leadership for academic programs within the College of
Health and Human Services including School of Physician Assistant
Studies, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Nursing, School
of Physical Therapy, and School of Education and directs all
administrative duties within the College.
1.1. Leads, manages and mentors school Program Directors, Associate
Dean, Executive Assistant, and Administrative Contract Coordinator.
Hires, evaluates, supervises direct reports.
Oversees/manages direct reports (defining/outlining roles and
responsibilities, serves as an effective leader/mentor guiding
direct reports toward optimal performance, providing guidance and
clarity, facilitates discussions, reviewing/conducting performance
evaluations, assisting with deadline attainment, personnel issues,
etc.) Encourages faculty development within College.
1.2. Assures each program's compliance with their respective
academic discipline, specific accreditation standards, regional
accreditation, and state and federal regulations; Contributes to
College's compliance with and in the development of required
documentation as related to accreditation of all programs (faculty
adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review,
providing input/feedback, etc.).
1.3. Develops and maintains current, accurate policies and
protocols (evaluating content, clarifying and minimizing
redundancies, reviewing regularly, initiating changes,
collaborating with appropriate internal and external partners,
implementing/ disseminating updates, etc.) ensuring adherence in
accordance with established policy and procedures approved by the
1.4. Advocates appropriately for students, faculty, and staff
within the College. Manages faculty, staff, and student
relationships (monitoring performance, assessing needs, working to
identify at-risk situations, recommending appropriate supportive
measures, and referring to appropriate College resources),
participates in the development/deployment, maintenance and
enhancement of the faculty/staff adequacy model (serving on
teams/task forces, gathering data, providing input/feedback,
assisting with the implementation, etc.).
1.5. Conducts regular team meetings (establishing agendas, setting
dates and times, facilitating the exchange of information) to
proactively enhance and improve college efficiencies as a component
of the development and in attainment of strategic planning outcomes
measures (assessing performance and outcomes measures, evaluating
needs/services, providing constructive feedback, implementing
necessary changes, providing educational enrichment opportunities
to faculty and staff, disseminating material, etc.).
1.6. Serves as the appeal officer for processes as defined by
University Policy; addresses student concerns in collaboration with
the Dean of Students.
2. Articulates a vision for the College with an emphasis on
continuous quality improvement, faculty development, the
advancement of research and scholarly activity, and collaboration
across the University.
2.1. Responsible for faculty development, emphasizing the expansion
and growth of scholarly work, research, and overall academic
2.2. Ensures each academic program's curriculum contains the
essential elements (quality, integrity, adequacy, consistency,
student use/results/impact etc.) as defined by the relevant
governing accreditation body requirements and the College's mission
(ensuring appropriateness of educational experiences, monitoring
performance, tracking all data and activity, implementing
modifications to ensure commitment to excellence and high quality
outcomes, providing constructive feedback, documenting findings,
2.3. Constructs and implements strategies for continuous curricular
improvement (identifying opportunities to build and enhance the
educational experience, implementing "checks and balances" to test
effectiveness, evaluating results against established standards and
criteria, coordinating, directing, implementing changes, etc.)
including faculty effectiveness, workforce analysis, contributing
to the design and implements faculty enrichment and professional
2.4. Promotes interprofessional education across all academic
programs within CHHS and also the College of Osteopathic
3. Actively engages in the advancement of the College.
3.1. Contributes to the College's reputation/brand of being one of
the leading health science institutions (monitoring outcomes,
partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying
3.2. Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and
among various entities participating in networking opportunities,
(internal and external partners, other colleges and universities,
hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.) promoting
relationships with the College and University.
3.3. Promotes and represents the College at local, state, and
national events (attending and participating in conferences,
serving as a speaker/presenter, networking with colleagues to
foster program development, participating in various community
3.4. Contributes to media relations. Coordinates with the Office of
Advancement on all media contacts, communications, and/or
interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to
serve as an official representative, content expert, or
spokesperson on behalf of the College.
3.5. Coordinates with the Office of Advancement on legislative
issues to include contact with the national, state, and local
government officials, whether in official College capacity or with
a national, state or local organization.
3.6. Serves on various committees and teams within the University
(attending meetings, contributing to discussions,
sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward
goal attainment) to include advising and mentoring.
3.7. Demonstrates knowledge of and maintains compliance with all
institutional policies and procedures as outlined in University
Policy and the Faculty Handbook.
4. Demonstrates budget and administrative expertise.
4.1. Leads annual budget process for the College. Advocates for
resources where needed and appropriate.
4.2. Oversees /manages college budgets, ensuring adherence to
College practices (preparing and submitting annually, monitoring
expenditures, reconciling monthly, examining income/expense
statements, assessing needs [operating and capital], ensuring
optimal utilization of facilities and resources, following
protocols, formulating recommendations, effectively documenting,
4.3. Contributes to facility planning, space allocation, and IT
5. Other duties as assigned.
• Earned terminal doctorate, Ed.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.Sc., etc. or
equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher
• Minimum of five years experience as an academic Program Chair,
Program Director, Assistant, Associate, or Dean or equivalent
administrative leadership experience in professional health
• Associate Professor rank or higher. Experience teaching at the
• Experience as a board certified clinician such as, but not
limited to, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Occupational
Therapist, Nurse, Pharmacist, etc. Knowledge and proficiency in
both program specific health science accreditation and university
wide regional accreditation.
• A record of successful, peer-reviewed scholarly
• Proven experience in teaching, educational design and evaluation,
scholarly activity, and academic leadership in a medical education
setting appropriate. Demonstrated leadership and proven record of
establishing successful collaborative programs in the community and
with clinics, health care centers, hospitals and or other external
• Experience gaining extramural funding (grants, donations,
Skills & Abilities:
• Must have excellent organization, management, and communication
skills. Excellent presentation/public speaking and interpersonal
skills. High emotional intelligence, with a capacity to negotiate
and find win-win solutions.
• High level of integrity. Demonstrates moral ethical
• Promotes diversity, social justice and inclusiveness.
• Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and
• Demonstrates abilities in consensus building and conflict
• Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with
a variety of internal and external constituents.
• Willing to work effectively in a team environment with peers,
giving/receiving collegial advice.
• Must have sound, rational decision making skills and the ability
to hold firm in challenging and/or adverse situations.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, lead faculty and
staff to optimal levels of productivity, balance multiple projects
in stressful situations, while meeting deadlines and maintaining
• Excellent follow-through skills essential. Demonstrate competence
in designing curriculum and ability to institute a comfortable
learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum
with a vision for growth.
• Cover letter that expresses your interest in this specific
position at this specific institution.
As we work to keep everyone safe and healthy, Touro will be
requiring every student and employee to be fully vaccinated prior
to coming on campus, starting June 1, 2021. Medical or religious
exemptions can be requested through Human Resources or Student
Health. A comprehensive policy regarding vaccinations has been
distributed to the campus.
Touro College and University System provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is
committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work
environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and
Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against
Women Act ("VAWA"), the New York State Education Law, New York
Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the
Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful
discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex,
color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or
any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
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