Founding Dean of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences


Founding Dean of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences

Iona College, a nationally recognized independent liberal arts college serving close to 3,600 students, announces a national search for a founding dean for the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences. Founded in 1940, Iona is a private Catholic college located on a 45-acre campus in New Rochelle, only 20 miles north of Manhattan in suburban Westchester County, New York.

Iona recently announced a partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian to form a new School of Health Sciences with a $20 million accompanying gift. The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences (School of Health Sciences) is expected to offer a new vision for collaborative health care education, modern workforce development, and community care. The College is in the process of purchasing an additional campus in nearby Bronxville, NY, which will house the School of Health Sciences, and anticipates commencing classes on that campus in the fall of 2022.

The Dean, who will report directly to the Provost, will serve on the President's Cabinet, and will work closely with the President and leadership team. This position offers the opportunity to shape a new and groundbreaking School of Health Sciences; to help create the School's vision and direction; and build a successful record of achievement in teaching, external relations, and scholarship.

The ideal candidate will be an individual who combines exemplary academic achievements in health sciences with significant professional experience, strategic leadership ability, collegiality, collaborative and creative energy, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a genuine passion for the mission of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences and Iona College. An appointment could occur by late January 2022 with the start-date for the position as early in the new year as possible.

For more information about the institution, position, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download, on the Academic Search website. Additional information about Iona College is available at

Maya Ranchod Kirkhope and Kate Nolde of Academic Search are assisting with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to Although application materials will be accepted until the time that a new Dean is selected, candidates should submit materials by November 23, 2021 for the most favorable consideration.

Iona College is committed to attracting and supporting a staff and faculty of women and men that fully represents the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and our institution; as a result, we actively seek applications from individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

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