Dean, College Of Health Professions

University Of Akron Akron , OH 44301

Posted 2 months ago

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae that addresses how your strengths and experience match the duties of the position and a list of three (3) professional references to your profile.

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section .

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Andrea Coard in Human Resources at 330-972-7256.


The University of Akron invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Health Professions. The University seeks a collaborative and decisive leader who is committed to promoting excellence in all facets of the health professions.

The Dean of the College of Health Professions is the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer of the College, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Dean has responsibility for the College's instructional, research and outreach environment, including oversight of its $19.3 million budget, faculty recruitment and retention, advancement and external relations, and student academic affairs.

The Dean is expected to provide leadership and advocate on behalf of the College, to embrace the mission of public education in an urban environment, and to help create and implement a framework for excellence within the College that incorporates diversity at its core. Working collaboratively with President Gary L. Miller, who began his tenure in October 2019, the new Dean will have the opportunity to develop and implement a vision for the future of the College of Health Professions.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position, currently hold the rank of tenured Professor and have a record of scholarly achievement and academic accomplishments appropriate to the individual's academic discipline. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of administrative and managerial experience within an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A dynamic leader with the ability to sustain and grow the College's excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and drive its further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines and degrees. We seek an experienced, visionary, entrepreneurial, innovative and student-centered leader.

The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive culture of inter-professional education and health care delivery, the effective translation of research into clinical practice and strategic community engagement. Experienced advocacy, strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate are preferred, including the ability to recruit and mentor high performing faculty.




The College of Health Professions offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and brings together the Schools of Allied Health Technology, Counseling, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Sport Science and Wellness Education. The College of Health Professions partners with regional and national health systems to educate and train health care professionals.

Our partners and collaborators include the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic Akron General System, University Hospitals, Summa Health System, Akron Children's Hospital, Northeast Ohio Medical University and numerous community partners. Ours is an innovative, highly collaborative, inter-professional model of education, research, and service delivery that positions the College's graduates to succeed and shape the future of health care. For more information go to

Application Deadline

Open until filled, however, full consideration will be given to those applications received before March 29, 2020.

Background Check Statement

The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees. The university endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus. As such, the university will conduct a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.

About UA

As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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Dean, College Of Health Professions

University Of Akron