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Dean - School of Health Related Professions

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Mississippi, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Health Services
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is accepting applications for the Dean of the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP).  The Dean is responsible for the execution of the mission of the School of Health Related Professions and has oversight for all the departments of the school.  The Dean will be expected to: Develop and execute a strategic plan that capitalizes on the SHRP’s strengths, market position and leadership to meet future academic and clinical demands; Maintain direct oversight of the SHRP’s management team(s); Take fiscal responsibility over the performance of the educational and research enterprises; Present a compelling external face for the SHRP to state and national government leaders and other constituencies and lead an ambitious program of philanthropy in order to ensure the growth and prosperity of the SHRP.


The University of Mississippi School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) was founded in 1971, and thousands of its graduates have cared for the people of Mississippi in health care organizations and at home ever since.  The SHRP develops allied health leaders through innovative partnerships; unique community-based systems; evidence-based practice and research; and a focus on excellence and life-long learning.


The school offers baccalaureate programs in Health Systems Administration, Health Informatics and Information Management, Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science and Radiologic Sciences. Certificate programs are available in Medical Scribe Specialist, Health Informatics (post-baccalaureate), and Leadership and Management (post-baccalaureate). SHRP also offers master's programs in Health Informatics and Information Management, Health Systems Administration, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Technology, as well as doctoral programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Health Administration.


Candidates for the position of Dean will be selected from a diverse pool and will be evaluated according to the following criteria:


  • Academic/Clinical Credentials: Familiarity with an academic Health Related Professions school environment and demonstrated commitment to its mission and values.  Strong leadership credentials to guide the evolution of the allied health enterprise.  Academic credentials and experience to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the clinical, educational, research and population health missions of UMMC and the SHRP.


  • Leadership Aptitude: The candidate will understand the organizational landscape and will be able to anticipate and articulate the critical issues and threats in the foreseeable future.  The Dean must be able to earn the respect of the SHRP’s varied stakeholders and recruit, retain and develop superb faculty and administrative leaders.


  • Demonstrated Vision: A powerful grasp of the challenging issues facing Health Related Professions, as well as the dynamics of operating a major educational and research enterprise.  Enthusiastic advocacy for UMMC’s multiple missions, its strategic plan, and its commitments to equity and diversity.


  • Business Acumen: A strong business aptitude, with demonstrated experience and understanding of the complex financial pressures facing educational and research enterprises and academic health-care delivery organizations.


  • Fundraising and Philanthropy: An ability to articulate effectively the SHRP’s vision in a compelling manner to a broad range of stakeholders, as well as a track record of attracting financial resources from individuals, government sponsors and private institutions.


  • Ability to Work with People: Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders, build consensus, resolve conflicts and manage ambiguity.  The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to transparency and proactive, two-way communication essential to building trust and engagement among faculty, staff and students.


  • Personal Style and Values: Highly developed skills in personal diplomacy, a passion for the value of academic health care and a commitment to achieving sustainable results for each component of the SHRP’s mission.


  • Past Success: A successful career, including a leadership role in a complex, multi-faced university and clinical enterprise with demonstrated ability to be a leader and innovator and to make effective, institution-wide decisions. 



  • Applicants must hold a terminal degree and have demonstrated scholarly distinction appropriate for a senior-level appointment.
  • Minimum five years of academic leadership experience is required.
  • Management experience and teaching experience is preferred.


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