Dean, School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

Faculty Position FY19-112
December 20, 2018     


Position Title
Dean, School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

Hiring Unit
School of Education, Health and Human Behavior


Job Description
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School which consists of the departments of: Applied Health, Educational Leadership, Psychology, and Teaching and Learning as well as provides leadership for the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School, a University community partnership.


Responsibilities for the Dean include developing, implementing, and monitoring the teaching, research and service missions of the School; serving as chief administrative officer in all aspects of the school including strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel management; increasing student enrollment by supporting recruitment and retention activities; administering the policies established by the University and School; supporting educator preparation programs that serve the diverse needs of the Metro-East region; demonstrating a clear commitment to community engagement, partnership development, interdisciplinary collaborations, and enhancement of the national visibility of programs; enhancing the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of its operation; maintaining accreditation in existing programs; initiating and successfully implementing fundraising and development plans; and facilitating communication within the School, between the School and the rest of the University, and with the public. Additionally, the Dean serves as a liaison between the School and local school districts, state Departments of Education, professional organizations, members of the business community, and other relevant entities.


Since 1958, the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior has prepared teachers and administrators who are widely sought after by school districts in the region.  Today, these education programs are still going strong, and the school now has a thriving and more diverse set of programs that prepare future professionals in fields such as public health, nutrition, psychology, speech-language pathology, exercise science, and college student personnel administration. 


SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.  Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university; demonstrated administrative and scholarly capabilities; demonstrated a commitment to teaching, research and public service: experience with, and a commitment to, diverse educational contexts; experience managing complex budgets; and successful fundraising and/or development experience. The candidate must be qualified for academic appointment and eligible for tenure as an associate or full professor in one of the departments of the School.


Terms of Appointment
Continuing, 12-month, 100% appointment. The start date for the position will be in July 1, 2019.


Source of Funds


Commensurate with
qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.


Application Process
Please submit a letter of application that includes a discussion of the candidate’s evidence of effective leadership, current vitae, one scholarly manuscript, and contact information for three references via email to:

Application Deadline
Priority will be given to candidates who submit all materials by February 2, 2019

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.


Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.  


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