Dean, College of Public Health

The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading flagship public research universities, seeks a visionary dean to lead its College of Public Health.

The College of Public Health is united by a singular goal and unwavering mission — to protect and improve the health of the people of Ohio, the nation and the world. The College prepares the next generation of public health practitioners, health care managers and scholars through exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs. Through interdisciplinary research, investigators seek to understand the forces that affect public health and health care delivery while practitioners collaborate with government agencies, community partners and others to develop solutions to ongoing and emergent public health threats.

The College enrolls 321 undergraduates and 337 graduate students across 26 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, including 10 dual or joint degree programs with other Ohio State colleges. The Ohio State University College of Public Health is ranked among the top 11 public schools of public health according to U.S. News & World Report, and its MHA program is ranked 10th in the nation. More than 170 faculty members, including 54 core faculty, work to advance the College’s education, research, service and practice mission, supported by a dedicated team of nearly 60 staff. Faculty serve as Principal Investigators for more than 50 research programs in locations across the globe, from Columbus to Cameroon and from Manipal to Malawi.

The next dean will lead the faculty, staff and students to articulate a distinctive, transformational and unifying vision for the College of Public Health’s future, and develop and implement a strategic plan for realizing that vision. The dean will promote and enhance interdisciplinary and cross-college partnerships within and across Ohio State, and further build community partnerships and other external relationships.

The dean will foster a culture that embraces teaching, research and service while promoting an authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The dean is expected to generate new resources, particularly through philanthropy, and engage faculty leaders in assessing the College’s organizational structure to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. To learn more about the opportunity and read a comprehensive leadership profile, please visit

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated intellectual leadership in public health, a substantial record of scholarly or health policy achievement, strong visibility in the public health research community and the capacity to exercise policy leadership at the local, state, national and/or international levels. Candidates must have qualifications commensurate with tenure at the rank of Professor in the College of Public Health. An earned doctorate is preferred.

All inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest addressing the themes described in this leadership profile along with a curriculum vitae. Candidate materials should be emailed to Ohio State’s search consultants, Philip Tang, Jeff Schroetlin and John McFarland, at For fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review of candidate materials will begin on January 7, 2019.

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. The University is an EEO/AA employer.