Rutgers has announced a national search for the next Dean of the School of Health Professions (SHP).
Rutgers SHP was founded in 1976 as part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and transferred to Rutgers in 2013 as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Act. Now a statewide school with three geographic campuses (Newark, Piscataway, and Blackwood) and a significant online presence, SHP is one of eight schools within the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division of Rutgers University. The school has 151 faculty and 90 staff. SHP enrolls 1,373 students across 35-plus academic programs in seven departments: Clinical Laboratory and Medical Imaging Sciences, Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Physician Assistant, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, and Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the school, with primary responsibility for implementing the school’s mission. The Dean will have complete line responsibility for personnel, general administration, management, budget, academic, and development functions. The Dean will be ultimately accountable for building a school of health professions worthy of favorable national and international attention. With a desire to grow the scholarship and research of the school, the Dean will expand collaborations both within the school and University as well as with external partners, clinical affiliations, out-of-state institutions, and internationally. Additionally, the Dean will recruit and retain top-quality faculty and department chairs to help achieve this goal. Concurrently, the Dean will ensure the continued excellence in academic teaching across the broad variety of programs offered at the school.