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Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science

Employer
University of Saint Joseph
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
$135,000.00 - $165,000.00
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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About University of Saint Joseph:

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

 


Job Description:

The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the academic affairs leadership team. This individual serves as the chief academic officer of the School and is responsible for academic programs and policies, budgeting, personnel and planning. Additionally, the Dean provides leadership for the faculty, as well as internal and external constituents. This School includes the following departments:  Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies; Psychology, Family and Justice Studies; Nursing; Nutrition and Public Health; and Social Work.  Collectively approximately 55 faculty provide bachelors, masters and doctoral programs to approximately 1000 students.  

The anticipated start date for this position is January 2023. However, a start date as late as July 2023 will be considered if this is preferable based on the successful candidate's schedule.

Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)

  • Provides leadership in the development, delivery and continuous improvement via program review of academic programs within the School and collaborates with the academic departments that support the educational programs
  • Oversees implementation of professional standards based on best practices, and assumes responsibility for obtaining and maintaining both regional and specialized accreditation and complying with state regulations for existing and new programs within the School
  • Provides strategic leadership and oversight for budget and personnel
  • Supervises department chairs as well as administrative and professional staff
  • Mentors department chairs and faculty, tenure-track, tenured and non-tenure-track to support the University's committee to teaching excellence and the implementation of the strategic plan
  • Communicates the vision and goals of the School to the community and professional constituencies
  • Collaborates with the office of Institutional Advancement to seek funding to support and expand the activities of the School
  • Promotes the university's and school's multi-dimensional diversity, equity and inclusion goals
  • Fosters recruitment and retention of qualified students and provides leadership to students in academic endeavors and co-curricular activities
  • Collaborates with department chairs, registrar and enrollment management to develop and approve course offerings ensuring that student needs are met
  • Serves on University committees, including the Provost Council, Extended Cabinet and other assignments as appropriate

 


Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • Earned doctorate in a relevant field
  • Record of distinguished teaching and research
  • Prior academic administrative experience
  • Experience in securing external funding is preferred
  • Credentials which merit appointment at the rank of Professor is preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Collaborative and innovative leader with a commitment to academic excellence
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
  • Possess solid technology skills, including working with Course Management and Student Information Systems  
  • Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 


Additional Information:

The anticipated salary range for this position will be $135,000 to $165,000 per year. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. 

The anticipated start date for this position is January 2023. However, a start date as late as July 2023 will be considered if this is preferable based on the successful candidate's schedule.

Benefits:

  • 403(b) with employer match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off & 10 paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Waiver (include spouse & dependent waivers)
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • 529 CHET savings plan
  • Relocation Assistance
     

COVID-19 Considerations:

Please note that University of Saint Joseph has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the students we support. As a condition of employment, employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an exemption is approved for medical or religious reasons or as otherwise required by law.

NON-DISCRIMINATION & TITLE IX INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES INFORMATION

The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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