The College of Public Health has established the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs administrative position to provide expertise to further the goals of the college through developing and guiding academic programs. The Associate Dean will be a key member of the Dean’s senior administrative team who will have oversight for academic-related activities and will work with management and staff to provide services to students, faculty, and program directors. The Associate Dean will guide curriculum development and management, educational quality assessment and improvement, academic support for the faculty, and facilitates a humanistic and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body.
The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs will function in the College of Public Health as a full-time faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure. Teaching, research, and service activities will be negotiated with the appropriate department chair in consultation with the dean in balance with the duties required for the administrative role.
POSITION DESCRIPTION - Core Responsibilities
The Associate Dean will be expected to:
Promote a culture of educational excellence through providing oversight to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates.
Lead the administrative and professional staff within the Office of Student and Academic Life to provide the following student services including, but not limited to: admissions, student affairs, financial aid and scholarships, academic progress and support, course and curriculum administration, recruiting and retention, and job placement assistance.
Align the educational programs with the college’s strategic plan.
Ensure compliance with UK policies and procedures, requirements of CPH accrediting bodies (CEPH, CAHME) and federal, state and local regulations.
Serve as a representative of CPH in university-wide capacities, such as provost’s meetings and leadership programs, and advocate for public relations coverage of the college’s programs and achievements.
Create and sustain collaborative relationships with other university faculty and external agencies supporting educational programs in public health.
Assist in national promotion and recognition of CPH’s expertise via representation at meetings of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH), and others as appropriate.
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Strategic Planning to gather and analyze data for annual reporting needs, special data requests, and accreditation reporting.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, students and volunteers. Women and individuals from under-represented racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Established in 2004, the University of Kentucky College of Public Health is fully-accredited at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Taking advantage of our location on the central UK campus, we offer joint degrees with the UK Colleges of Law, Pharmacy, and Medicine; we also offer graduate certificates in conjunction with partners including the College of Engineering and the Gatton College of Business. Our course offerings are designed to support the future leaders, scholars, and practitioners who will champion public health into the 21st century. Deeply invested in research, projects led by our faculty received $12.7 million in FY 2017 from the National Institutes of Health to tackle tough issues including cancer, opioid addiction, and health disparities in rural communities. Our faculty members partner with colleagues across the UK campus, as well as at other research-intensive universities.
Located in the picturesque and dynamic Bluegrass region of central Kentucky, The University of Kentucky is one of only eight public land-grant universities containing the full array of medicine and health sciences colleges, agriculture, engineering, business, law, and arts and sciences colleges on a single integrated campus. The city of Lexington is a great place to live, learn and work. Serving as the healthcare, retail, cultural and entertainment center for both central and eastern Kentucky, Lexington features many of the advantages of a large city with the charm and hospitality of a small town. As one of the top cites in the nation for entrepreneurs and professionals, Lexington is conveniently within a day's drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States. In this vibrant city nestled among world famous horse country, UK’s campus is just minutes from exciting nightlife, art galleries, live music, parks, shopping and more.
Applicants must apply for the position through the university’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/191808 and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names/contact information of three individuals who can serve as professional references. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Marc.Kiviniemi@uky.edu.
PhD, DrPH, or other doctoral degree in public health or related discipline.
A demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching; the ability to collaborate with other faculty to develop and support education and training for the public health workforce; participation in public health-related service opportunities at the institutional, local, state, and national levels; a demonstrated leadership and management ability in academic/student affairs.
Internal Number: ADASA
About UK College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is one of seventeen colleges at the University of Kentucky, the flagship institution of postsecondary education in the state. The University of Kentucky has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, a national recognition sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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