Executive Associate Dean and Professor

Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
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Full Time

IU Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health Executive Associate Dean and Professor

Summary: Reporting directly to the Founding Dean, the Executive Associate Dean (EAD) serves as the
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indiana University Richard M Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH). In the absence of the Dean, the EAD is the next in succession for decision‐making. As the COO, the EAD provides strategic and operational direction to all aspects of enrollment management, curriculum administration, and student success, and other areas as assigned by the Dean.

Primary Leadership Accountabilities:

A. School‐wide leadership and operations management: As the Chief Operations Officer for the FSPH, the EAD working closely with the Dean, takes responsibility for the efficient and productive operation of the school. Working with the Department Chairs and other members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and Academic Leadership Team (ALT), the EAD develops and refines operating policies and plans to achieve enrollment, academic, and fiscal goals and objectives. Assumes delegated authority from the Dean to lead and execute those actions necessary to implement the strategic and operational plans of the school. Represents the Dean to internal and external groups as necessary.
B. Academic Affairs: Working with faculty, students, alumni and practice partners, and ALT leaders, assure the integrity, relevance, and value of the FSPH academic degree and programs. Assure that a continuous quality improvement process is focused on creating a best‐in‐class experience for FSPH students and that faculty are consistently recognized among the top in their field of expertise. Conduct periodic assessment and evaluation of department and program level quality. Take responsibility for developing a plan for continuously improving national and regional rankings and public reputation scores.
C. Faculty Affairs: Working with academic and faculty leaders to assure that FSPH systems and procedures enhance and support a positive faculty experience and enable excellence in teaching, research, and service. Work with chairs and program directors to assure the sufficient and effective use of instructional talent and provide school-level direction for recruitment and retention of faculty. Develop and oversee the periodic assessment and documentation of faculty work and compliance with university, school, and departmental requirements and guidance. Work with chairs and individual faculty as appropriate to assure a plan for personal growth and excellence.

Specific Example Responsibilities:

1. Serve as the full partner with the Dean in the strategic direction and operation of the School.
2. Working closely with the Dean, establish, monitor, and report on the development and progress of the strategic plan for the School. Operationally define and create accountability systems for goal accountability and success.
3. Working closely with chairs and program directors, develop annual and three‐year enrollment projections, and monitor and direct progress of recruitment and retention for both graduate and undergraduate programs on both the IUPUI and Fort Wayne campus.
4. Working closely with faculty leadership, coordinate the academic review process for the evaluation and modernization of curriculum changes and proposals; represent FSPH to IUPUI and IU committees in seeking approvals for new degrees and changes for degrees, certificates, and programs.

5. Work with faculty, chairs, and program directors to assure that the curriculum is contemporary, relevant, and delivered in a manner consistent with the standards expected by our faculty, accrediting bodies, and peers.
6. Work with chairs and faculty to administer faculty affairs in a manner that supports our faculty and increases the value of our educational experience to our students and stakeholders. Act as the dean’s office representative to the Promotion and Tenure Committee.
7. Lead the efforts necessary to support the continuous accreditation status of the school through the periodic preparation of renewal applications and correspondence with accreditation bodies on behalf of the school.
8. Be the dean’s office representative in all matters related to student admission, dismissal, and academic misconduct. Make recommendations for appeals and exceptions to policy.
9. Take responsibility for the periodic publication of data necessary for the monitoring and evaluation of school progress including data regarding student enrollment, credit hours, and financial indicators.
10. Working with chairs, administering the faculty evaluation process to include periodic faculty activity reports, annual evaluations, and productivity analyses to include alignment of faculty productivity to appointment letter metrics. Work with faculty and chairs to develop remediation actions and development plans.

Professional Requirements:

Candidates must have a terminal degree and be qualified for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in one of the School’s five departments. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

About the Campus:

Our School is located on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. IUPUI is a unique urban campus that is a merger of two high-ranking universities, Indiana University and Purdue University. Other resources on the IUPUI campus contribute to our success in research including the IU Simon Cancer Center, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (ICTSI), and Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti‐racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Our institution is one of only 18 universities nationwide to be recognized as the recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest diversity higher education publication) for ten consecutive years.

We are located within walking distance of the state capitol building. Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis, the country’s 15ᵗʰ largest city, is a thriving economic and cultural metropolis. It is large enough to play host to the Indianapolis 500 (the largest single‐day sporting event in the world) and Super Bowl, but small enough to personify small‐town charm. The city and surrounding areas offer an exceptionally high quality of life including access to museums, cultural districts, excellent dining, professional sporting events, and historic sites. Indianapolis offers A‐rated schools in both its central urban areas (public and private), as well as in surrounding suburban
neighborhoods. Several suburbs are regularly voted “best places to live in America” by various national news sources. Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, safe neighborhoods, easy commutes, access to the award‐winning Indianapolis International Airport, and emerging eco‐friendly options such as downtown bike shares and scooter rentals.

To learn more about the Fairbanks School of Public Health, visit: www.fsph.iupui.edu

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and other required documents to the Search Committee Chair online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11918. Inquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. Sue Babich at smbabich@iu.edu.

Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience and within ASPPH salary ranges for Professor of the applicable department, and includes an attractive benefits package.

Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer, M/F, D. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and encourage applications from minorities and women.

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