Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Health & Science

Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science
The University of Saint Joseph is searching for Dean of a new School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science. This is an exciting opportunity for an adaptive, visionary leader. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator, able to juggle multiple priorities, develop new programs, expand existing programs, and serve as the ambassador and spokesperson for the school.
The Dean in collaboration with the faculty, department chairs and the provost will expand undergraduate programs as the University moves to a co-educational undergraduate environment, create partnerships with the community to enhance the student experience, facilitate grant applications, and collaborate with other Deans and Faculty to help the University achieve its strategic goals. The Dean will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Institutional Advancement on fund raising activities. This is a 12-month appointment.
The Dean will have a broad academic and administrative experience and will have expertise in one or more disciplines housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science: Counseling and Behavioral Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, Nutrition & Public Health, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Social Work.
The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the academic affairs leadership team.  As the chief academic officer of the School the dean is responsible for academic programs and policies, budgeting, personnel and planning. The Dean provides leadership for faculty and staff, and promotes a strong vision for current and future direction of the school and its departments.  With approximately 55 faculty the school offers bachelors, masters and doctoral programs to over 1100 students. Two Institutes are housed within the School, the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies and the Institute for Latino Community Practice.
Key Responsibilities
Education, Experience and Desired Skills
About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
The University is consistently cited on the national level for the quality of its academic programs. The University has a long history as a women’s college for its traditional undergraduate students. In June 2017 the Board of Trustees voted to move to a co-educational model beginning in fall 2018. 
Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside the campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships. 
Living is West Hartford
West Hartford is a lively small city with shopping, restaurants, entertainment, historic sites, and parks. Great neighborhoods, low crime rates, a safe community, and top schools ensure the town continues to receive recommendations from national publications. Recommendations include who ranked West Hartford as one of the “Best Place[s] to Live” in the nation, Kiplinger Magazine rated it as one of the top ten “Great Cities for Raising Families" and Family Circle Magazine ranked it as the sixth best place for families to live. 
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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and a list of three to five professional references to
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.            


University of Saint Joseph 
Location: West HartfordCT 06117
Document ID: AC012-3FK8  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-01-1001/10/2018