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Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

George Mason University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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George Mason University (Mason)—Virginia’s largest R1 public research institution invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The largest public university in Virginia, George Mason enrolls nearly 40,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries on four campuses: a 677-acre campus in Fairfax, Virginia; a science and technology campus in Prince William County, Virginia; a professional campus in Arlington, Virginia; and an international campus in Songdo, South Korea.  Mason is located in the heart of northern Virginia’s technology corridor, near Washington, D.C., with unmatched geographical access to the U.S. government, international organizations, and major corporations across a myriad of industries. With over 1,800 faculty, Mason offers 200 undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs across 10 schools and colleges. In 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason among the top 35 most innovative universities in the United States and 15th nationally for ethnic diversity (#1 in Virginia). The University prides itself on being an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to making the world more prosperous, free, and just and on providing a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) – the “public health college” of George Mason University – is leading an effort to educate its students to understand complex problems and to approach solutions critically through a broad understanding of health and health care delivery. CHHS is where public health training and research meet health care practice and service delivery. CHHS plays a vital role in promoting the health of the community, region, and state, not only by ensuring a critical pipeline of skilled graduates that fill important workforce needs, but also with its clinics and research partnerships with various health agencies and nonprofits. Currently, CHHS is the only institution in Virginia to offer CEPH-accredited public health degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.  In its effort to make health visible and to improve the public’s health and well-being across the lifespan, CHHS is transitioning to become the first college of public health in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The College offers five undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees (including four doctoral degrees), and six graduate certificates through the School of Nursing and the Departments of Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Science (closing), and Social Work. CHHS provides students with access and flexibility through its many online degree and certificate programs, which have grown significantly over the past four years. Since 2017, CHHS has had strong positive trajectories in enrollment, degree offerings, philanthropy, and research funding and expenditures. CHHS is now home to nearly 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students, 97 instructional and research faculty, 30 administrative faculty, 96 adjunct faculty, and 39 administrative and research staff. In fiscal year 2021, research expenditures totaled $8.9 million, and for FY 2022 research expenditures are estimated at $9.2 million.

Reporting to Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Ginsberg, the Dean will provide visionary leadership to propel the College of Health and Human Services forward and to advance its national reputation. The Dean’s primary objective is to provide inspirational and visionary leadership to the College (faculty, administrators, staff, and students) in all aspects of operation, including academic affairs, administration and planning, student recruitment and career placement, enrollment management and financial aid, financial management, and institutional advancement.

George Mason University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Interested candidates should confidentially submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest (Adobe PDF files preferred) to:

Joi Hayes-Scott and Jett Pihakis

Russell Reynolds Associates

For fullest consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible and preferably by January 24.

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