Dean, College of Health Professions

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Sacred Heart University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Health Professions.  

The College of Health Professions (CHP) offers undergraduate and/or graduate programs in the following disciplines:  Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Speech-Language Pathology.  CHP students receive training in the Center for Healthcare Education, a state-of-the-art facility that includes clinical skills laboratories, a driving simulator and a home health suite.  Sacred Heart University, one of the country’s fastest-growing universities and the second-largest Catholic university in New England, is deeply rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and entrepreneurial, nimble and creative in its approach to all aspects of its programs and services.

This is an opportunity for an innovative leader within the health professions to play a pivotal role in leading the CHP’s continued growth in developing new programs to educate students for challenging and meaningful health care careers.  Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will articulate a vision and corresponding plan that will result in the College being recognized nationally as a leader in the preparation of superior providers of health care. 

Candidates must have an earned doctorate and/or a record of professional accomplishment that merits appointment to the University’s faculty. Candidates must demonstrate proven experience in entrepreneurial and innovative leadership and the ability to inspire faculty and staff to work together to build outstanding academic programs with the capacity for growth. The ideal candidate will possess strong change management skills with the ability to effectively partner with a broad range of constituents internally and externally.  The successful candidate will be a persuasive communicator with strong and highly effective interpersonal skills. 

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Sacred Heart University’s consultants Sheila Murphy and Claudia Teschky at SHUDeanCHP@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries may be directed to the consultants through Shalonda Alleyne at 630-575-6157.  For full consideration, please submit materials by January 5, 2019.

Sacred Heart University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.