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Dean, College of Health Professions
The Dean of the College of Health Professions will provide leadership in all aspects of the College’s operation, including advancing the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, both in-person and online; supporting and embracing the University’s commitment to diversity; leading initiatives to recruit students as well as increase enrollment and retention; building partnerships; raising the state, regional, and national profile of the College and its programs; representing the College before the University community, alumni, and other outside entities; leading major fundraising efforts; valuing and managing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary endeavors; and enhancing the sense of community among faculty, students, administrators, and staff. The Dean will work cooperatively with the faculty, department chairs, other deans, the Provost, and the President to develop and implement the College and University strategic plans and other institutional goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws as well as PASSHE and institutional policies.
The Dean will lead implementation and assessment of the College’s mission in both undergraduate and graduate programs; enhance academic program offerings and ensure outcomes are assessed, and accreditations and facilities are maintained; foster College visibility through positive alumni relations and engagement in fundraising; strategically manage the College budget; participate as a colleague to advance the direction of Academic Affairs and the University; promote student recruitment and success; assist in hiring and training processes; conduct performance and milestone reviews for college faculty and staff; and manage employee relations in a unionized environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead strategic and long-range planning efforts and work with others to implement change, including recruiting high quality and diverse faculty who are committed to strong teaching, service, and scholarship; fostering faculty development; encouraging, strengthening, and broadening alumni and community relations and collaborations with health-related providers and organizations; advancing the College’s successful development/fundraising programs; and promoting international partnerships.
The Dean is also expected to advance diversity and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration both within the College and between it and the other SRU colleges.
Position: Dean, College of Health Professions
Organization: Slippery Rock University
Location: Slippery Rock,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 11/4/2021
Date Posted: 11/11/2021
Requirements Qualifications
  • Academic credentials in a health-related field at a level required for appointment as a tenured full professor within the College;
  • Knowledge of health professions accreditation;
  • Evidence of effective communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success with shared governance;
  • A strong record of advocacy for diversity;
  • Evidence of outstanding administrative and leadership experience;
  • Strong budgeting and financial planning experience;
  • Knowledge of a wide range of health disciplines;
  • Experience in working with academic health disciplines, including clinical faculty roles, inter-professional education, and/or affiliation agreements;
  • Successful fundraising experience;
  • An understanding of and commitment to public higher education; and
  • Successful performance in an on campus interview and presentation.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in development of innovation programs, distance learning, and collaborative endeavors;
  • A commitment to the utilization of technology for the advancement of instruction, research, and clinical excellence.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/9/2022
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Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock,  PA 16057
United States
Dr. John Bonaguro