Dean of the College of Health Professions

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, one of only 130 academic medical centers in the country, invites applications and nominations for a collaborative and visionary leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Health Professions.  Reporting  directly  to  the  President  of  Upstate Medical University, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and will  provide leadership, energy and vision  to  guide  the  college  to  meet  ever-changing  healthcare  needs  now and in the future. The Dean will work with institutional  leaders  to  enhance  the  mission  of  the college  and  the university.

While programs in the Health Professions have been in existence at Upstate since 1956, the College of Health Professions was formally established in 1971. The College offers baccalaureate, masters and professional doctorate degrees through eleven degree tracks including accredited programs in Cardiovascular Perfusion, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy. All have consistently excellent outcomes. Upstate Medical University is also home to University Hospital and the College has formal agreements with more than 1,000 clinical affiliates across the country.

Syracuse offers an enviable combination of outstanding quality of life and very affordable living. Our university puts you in the heart of New York’s fourth-largest city, surrounded by the scenic finger-lakes region, Adirondack Mountains, and the Thousand Islands, and within a half-day drive to major metropolitan areas including NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess: a terminal academic degree  (e.g.,  PhD/EdD,  DSc), and  professional experience in a discipline directly relevant to the programmatic offerings of the college;  a record of achievement in teaching, scholarship,  and service  sufficient  for appointment as a tenured full professor in the college; a strong, sustained record  of  senior  leadership  and  administrative  experience in support of students and faculty in teaching, service and scholarship excellence in a health professions college; exceptional communication skills; experience with  accreditation  standards  and procedures relevant to those within the professions of the college; experience managing budgets in an academic institution, and demonstrated understanding and commitment to working as a member of a  campus senior academic leadership team.


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