Dean of Health and Human Services


Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), one of the largest universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is seeking candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (HHS). The dean will be an inspiring and successful professional who will provide visionary leadership and overall academic, administrative and financial management of the College. The new dean is expected to assume office in the summer of 2019.

The College of Health and Human Services serves the public interest by providing a quality education to prepare students for applied professional disciplines. Graduates will affirm high personal and professional standards, provide leadership, and be committed to creating and advancing knowledge in their disciplines. The College of HHS is comprised of approximately 160 faculty members within nine diverse academic departments:
• criminology and criminal justice
• culinary arts
• employment and labor relations
• food and nutrition
• hospitality management
• human development, fashion, & interior design
• kinesiology, health, and sport science
• nursing and allied health professions
• safety sciences

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community founded in 1875. IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college. With more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled, the University's programs are fully accredited and nationally recognized. Programs includeboth traditional and non-traditional classroom experiences, engage students in research and service activities with faculty mentors, help students become lifelong learners, prepare them for rewarding careers and productive lives, and develop their leadership skills for effective citizenship.

IUP's beautiful main campus, located on 374 acres in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a combination of historical charm and state-of-the-art facilities, including 59 major buildings and 11 athletic fields. Affiliate campuses are located in Northpointe (Freeport), Pittsburgh East (Monroeville), and Punxsutawney. Indiana, Pa., located about an hour northeast of Pittsburgh, is a gem in the heart of western Pennsylvania within Indiana County. Key infrastructure connections to points in all directions make the community an ideal location to live. IUP is a significant contributor to the economic and cultural strength of the city, the region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the nation through education, scholarship, and service.

IUP offers a rich variety of study options, including more than 140 undergraduate degree programs combining rigorous classroom work with internships, education abroad, research, and other experiential learning opportunities. Approximately 60 graduate degrees and certifications are also offered through six of the colleges, including 15 doctoral degrees. IUP is the only university within PASSHE to offer the PhD degree.

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For more information about IUP, this opportunity and procedures for application and nomination, please visit Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Dr. Wanda Durrett Bigham, senior consultant, who may be reached at or 334-425-6865.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Monday, September 24, 2018, will be given full consideration.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks. Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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