University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dean, School of Health and Human Sciences

Greensboro, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a strategic, collaborative and proactive leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences.

UNCG is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university and one of the three original institutions of the University of North Carolina System. The University holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching — as a “doctoral university with higher-research activity” and for deep “community engagement” in its curriculum, outreach and partnerships. With more than 19,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is considered one of the most diverse universities in the UNC System and was recently named to the Obama Administration’s list of the top 15 American institutions helping low income students persist and graduate. Ethnic minority students make up almost half the student body, The University is known for its inclusive learning community with a campus wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence and collaboration. The campus is known for its focus on enhancing health and wellness, promoting vibrant communities and translating scholarly findings into programs, policy and practice.

UNCG has recently received a designation as a Millennial Campus, creating the opportunity for particularly innovative public-partnerships. Health and Wellness is one of two designated districts within the Millennial Campus. This prioritization creates an opportunity for the next Dean to advance the already vibrant School of Health and Human Sciences. The Dean will build upon the interdisciplinary strengths of the School, including its research, academic programs, and strong community partnerships to lead the School into its next chapter and ensure the School’s recent growth trajectory is sustained and supported.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the School, providing leadership for its 3,783 students, 130 full-time faculty, 36 part-time faculty, and staff. The School is a leader in extramural funding on campus and provides research opportunities for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students across 10 departments and programs. This past academic year, the faculty were awarded $8.4M in grants and contracts.

The Dean will represent the School across campus as well as externally, engaging partners and stakeholders in its future. As the chief administrative officer of a community engaged school, the Dean will possess the ability to communicate the immense importance of multi-modal interdisciplinary research and a broad definition of health and human sciences. The Dean will possess an earned doctorate in a field represented in the School and be a believer and champion of the teacher-scholar model.

The qualities being sought in the next Dean include an outstanding record of research and scholarship, superb communication and interpersonal skills, strong administrative abilities, deep commitment to diversity, common sense, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. The successful candidate will be a good listener, well organized, and visible on campus and in the community. The Dean will have a great passion for the role of public higher education and be equally passionate about the future growth and excellence of UNCG. The person selected for this role will have a record of success in research, scholarship, or professional experience that would support an appointment to the rank of professor in the School.

UNCG has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence to:

Daniel Rodas, Vice President

Morgan Sharoff, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

 Phone: (617) 262-6500

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred.

In adherence to the UNCG Policy on Discriminatory Conduct, the University has been and will continue to be committed to the equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, creed, veterans status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.