Dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Austin Peay State University (APSU) invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the role of Dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences (CoBHS). APSU seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader who will collaboratively advance the goals of the College in concert with the University’s strategic plan and long-term aims. 


About Austin Peay State University

Located in Clarksville, Tennessee, Austin Peay is a thriving campus that serves the northern Middle Tennessee region, the state, the nation, and the world abroad. The University has three locations: the Clarksville campus, the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell near the Tennessee-Kentucky border on the Fort Campbell U. S. Army Installation, and the Highland Crest Campus in nearby Springfield, Tennessee.


With more than 119,000 alumni and a diverse population of more than 10,000 students, Austin Peay is classified as a master’s large institution by the Carnegie Foundation and offers doctoral, graduate, bachelor’s, and associate programs, with many programs offered fully online. More than 9,000 undergraduate students and nearly 1,200 graduate students were enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year.



The next Dean of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences will begin in the spring of 2023. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically as soon as possible. Applications should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for the new Dean and a complete résumé or vita. All application materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, and expressions of interest electronically to Parker Executive Search by November 28, 2022:


Porsha Williams, Vice President
Jacob Anderson, Senior Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2875
Atlanta, GA 30328
678.775.4563 || 678.775.4564 ||



A comprehensive Position Description can be found here.


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Austin Peay State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sec, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU.