Western Michigan University seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The dean will have responsibility for developing a collegial environment and will recognize the importance of consensus building, interdisciplinary collaboration and external funding while defining the College's role in the broader mission of the University. The dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is responsible for visionary, innovative leadership and effective administration of the college. The dean also serves on the Provost's Council, which is involved with university-wide policy and planning issues.
Western Michigan University is a nationally recognized research university classified as high research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WMU offers nearly 250 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. About 21 percent of its nearly 23,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work. The University's vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged.
The mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to educate professionals to provide exemplary health care, rehabilitation and social services, to promote innovation and discovery and to build mutually enriching local and global partnerships. The College has high-quality, nationally ranked academic programs; exceptional students and faculty; unmatched clinical education; many regular opportunities for inter-professional education; state-of-the-art teaching facilities; outreach, service and community engagement; and research that leads the University and is helping shape the future of health care.
The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in a related field from an accredited institution and qualifications that warrant rank of tenured full professor. A record of excellence in leadership, education, scholarship, and research, as well as professional career activities demonstrating transparency and the highest ethical standards, must be exhibited along with a demonstrated commitment to faculty engagement and success, and diversity, inclusion and equity. Administrative experiences in a university or college setting, the ability to foster interdisciplinary and community partnerships and to form collaborative relationships with faculty in an atmosphere of shared governance are required along with other required and desired qualifications. For a more detailed description of the opportunity, please visit: WMU Dean of Health & Human Services Position Description
Applications and Nominations:
Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by February 21, 2017. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position and a curriculum vitae. In addition, names, titles, addresses (including email), and business telephone numbers of five references who can provide substantive knowledge of leadership and attest to professional academic and research qualifications.
Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Western Michigan University in the search.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Susan VanGilder, Partner and Kenna Boyd, Associate