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Vice Dean

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) invites highly qualified individuals from disciplines related to health to apply for the position of Vice Dean. The Vice Dean serves as the second officer of the College, supporting the Dean in all activities to achieve the college’s strategic goals. The Vice Dean is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College, assuring that the decisions made by the Dean and her Executive Leadership Team are implemented. The incumbent will manage a team of Assistant Deans and Directors for areas including but not limited to strategic partnerships and initiatives, revenue generating units, marketing and communications, executive and continuing education, and strategic and inter-institutional programs. As appropriate, the Vice Dean may serve as the Dean’s principal representative in meetings and at functions. 

 Applicants must have qualifications for appointment as Professor with tenure in CHS; and show strong evidence of sustained visionary leadership through administration.  The Vice Dean must demonstrate evidence of teamwork, open communication, transparency, collaboration and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earliest start date for this fiscal year appointment is July 1st, 2018 subject to negotiation. 

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation (for three years in a row). This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four primary differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social and cultural health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. Our Charter demonstrates our commitment to access and excellence, student success, and community-engaged scholarship of public value. For more information, visit: https://president.asu.edu/about/asucharter.

College of Health Solutions

Under the leadership of the Dean, the College of Health Solutions is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented organization.  CHS is dedicated to translating scientific advances to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science, and measurement of health outcomes and impacts. In all cases, CHS faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. CHS is in a growth phase to implement a new vision.  The vision is grounded by the decision to centralize the primary functions of the college.  Our new model replaces the roles of schools, departments or other smaller units. The Vice Dean will help the implementation of a “flat organization” with the goal of (a) elevating faculty and staff’s level of responsibility; (b) removing excess layers of management; (c) improving the coordination and speed of communication amongst faculty and staff; (d) facilitating easier decision-making processes; and,  (e) fostering greater ease in collaboration for education, research, and service. This model is also more efficient and reduces costs and overhead. There are five components to the new structure: Translational Teams; Faculty/Staff Affinity Networks; Academic Degree Programs and Executive and Continuing Education; Success Service Units; and the College Infrastructure, all of which are led and supported by the Dean’s office.

The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive and continuing education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.

For more information regarding ASU and the College of Health Solutions, go to http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

Job Functions

  • Implement the decisions regarding day-to-day operations of the College
  • Lead the implementation of the strategic visioning plan
  • Act as day-to-day contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent the Dean in the Dean's absence to attend university-level committees and activities
  • Advise the Dean on matters of policy, procedures, and operations as they relate to student, faculty, research and academic affairs
  • Ensure a positive and inclusive work and learning environment
  • Ensure equity, transparency and stakeholder representation in decision making and implementation
  • Work with the Dean to increase our innovation opportunities within and outside of ASU
  • Support the development of strategic partnerships between CHS and education units outside of CHS
  • Accelerate the opportunities for Executive and Community Education
  • Accelerate the opportunities for revenue generating units
  • Maximize the application of marketing and communications to recruitment and student success, brand awareness; and translational research
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean

Required Qualifications

  • Academic credentials and scholarly record in a health-related area appropriate for appointment as Professor with tenure in the CHS
  • Health professions-related terminal degree (e.g., MD, MPH, PhD/MD, PhD/MPH, PhD/DVM, ScD or PhD in a health profession)
  • Multi-year experience in an academic administrative role leading and collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and college leadership; and evidence of effectively interfacing with university leadership and the community

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of leadership in the development and implementation of new degree programs
  • Evidence of application of marketing and communications to recruitment and student success, brand awareness; and translational research
  • Strong evidence of visionary leadership through administration
  • Experience with health systems
  • Experience with community engagement and partnership development
  • Evidence of experience overseeing budget
  • Evidence of experience in academic personnel including faculty recruitment, hiring, promotion and tenure policy and procedures
  • Evidence of teamwork, open communication, collaboration and a commitment to diversity and inclusion

Application Deadline and Procedures

Initial close date for the position is 6/9/2018. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.  

To apply, click  http://apply.interfolio.com/50356 to submit the following:

  • Letter of intent outlining qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (References will be contacted only for applicants who are selected for further consideration, and only after obtaining the applicant’s approval to contact).

 If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Kim Smith at kimasmith@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)