Dean, Education and Health Sciences

Dean, Education and Health Sciences


Adelphi University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the newly named College of Education and Health Sciences. Adelphi is looking for a proven, innovative and collaborative leader capable of bringing a bold, creative vision and strong organizational and management skills to the position.

Located just 23 miles from New York City, Adelphi is a private university in the midst of one of the most dynamic phases of its 122-year history. With record enrollments, an increasingly diverse student body and faculty, expanding graduate programs and growing financial and administrative strength, Adelphi is being transformed just as it is transforming the lives of its students through its personalized approach to higher education. The University is a doctoral granting institution with eight colleges and schools and more than 100 different degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels serving nearly 8,000 students.

Formerly the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the new College of Education and Health Sciences will be formally approved in December 2018 by the University's Board of Trustees. The new College more accurately reflects the academic programs in the College and is comprised of three academic areas: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Curriculum and Instruction and Health and Sport Sciences. The College is committed to helping bachelor's, master's and doctoral students grow professionally through academic and field experiences. It cultivates respect for the diverse populations it serves, embrace ethical practices and prepares its students to become reflective change agents through research, collaboration and leadership. The College currently enrolls 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty consists of approximately 70 full-time members, 80 adjunct faculty members and an administrative and instructional support staff of 47. The new College will seek to address the changing landscape in teaching, speech language pathology, and physical activity and health promotion. For detailed information on College, see

The dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences will provide academic and administrative leadership and support for the unit as it migrates to a new College structure. The dean will take the lead while working in a spirit of shared governance with faculty in defining and developing the new College goals, policies and practices. Reporting to the provost, the dean is responsible for oversight of all curricula within the College, program development, faculty recruitment and support, student recruitment and retention, development and support of interdisciplinary and inter-professional programs, budget preparation and will oversee assessment and accreditation-related activities as well as oversight and supervision of the support staff.

To best serve the College of Education and Health Sciences, the ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution along with a successful record of progressive leadership and administrative responsibility in higher education. They should meet the requirements for full professor and knowledge of the teacher preparation field as well as related areas of health and wellness leadership and clinical preparation is a must. For more details, see:

This position is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019. The salary and benefits will be competitive. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence electronically, by January 18th, 2019 to:



Tom Fitch, Partner
Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. It strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and veterans. Adelphi University is an EEO/AA employer.

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