The University of Akron, one of Ohio's leading public institutions of higher learning, is conducting a search for a new Dean of the College of Health Professions. The College of Health Professions offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and brings together the Schools of Allied Health Technology, Counseling, Nursing, Nutrition/Dietetics, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Sport Science and Wellness Education. The College will benefit from a transformative recent gift to the University of more than $20 million from the estate of Jean Hower Taber, some of which will support scholarships for students in audiology. The University of Akron now seeks a dynamic new leader as Dean for the College to sustain and grow its excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and drive its further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines, and degrees. The new Dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a vision for the future of the College of Health Professions.
Akron and northeast Ohio are nationally recognized for excellence in advanced health care and are contributing to the current transformation in health service delivery. The University of Akron’s College of Health Professions partners with regional and national health systems to educate and train health care professionals. Our partners and collaborators include the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic Akron General system, University Hospitals, Catholic Health Partners, Community Health Systems, Summa Health System, Akron Children’s Hospital, and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Ours is an innovative, highly collaborative, inter-professional model of education, research, and service delivery that positions the College’s graduates to succeed and shape the future of health care.
We seek a leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in health education, service delivery, and clinically oriented research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to inter-professional education and health care delivery, innovative approaches to teaching including the use of technology, and the effective translation of research into clinical practice. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate are required, including the ability to recruit and mentor expert clinical and teaching faculty as well as researchers. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in one of the health professions and be eligible for appointment at the Professor level.
While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to CJ Peters, Dean of the School of Law, and Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.