College of Health, Education and Human Services
Wright State University
Wright State University seeks an innovative, dynamic, collaborative, and community-minded leader to serve as its inaugural Dean for the College of Health, Education and Human Services. The new college will launch Fall 2021, bringing together multiple health-related and education-related disciplines to better serve the needs of the region and provide pathways for student success.
Wright State University, located 12 miles northeast of downtown Dayton, Ohio, offers more than 295 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. The university also operates a regional campus, Wright State University–Lake Campus, on the shores of Grand Lake St. Mary’s in Celina, Ohio. Enrollments on the two campuses surpassed 10,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate, doctoral and professional students in Fall 2019. Wright State University was named to honor aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, who invented the world's first successful airplane in their Dayton bicycle shop. In fact, the Wright brothers conducted most of their early test flights at Huffman Prairie, just minutes from the Dayton campus. Wright State University takes pride in its beautiful 557-acre campus, which includes lush forests and a biology preserve. Underground tunnels connect 20 of 22 buildings in the academic section of the Dayton campus, shielding students and employees from any adverse weather and adding to the university’s national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities.
Job Summary/Basic Function
The dean is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operational, personnel, budgetary, and fundraising activities for the college. The dean will lead the college in the administration of undergraduate, graduate and professional academic programs (including accreditation), student success, alumni relations, and strategic and fiscal planning. The dean is expected to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations within the college, across campus, and in the community. The dean will be a steward of social justice and will promote inclusive excellence across the college and university. The dean will serve as a visible and external advocate for the College, both on campus and off campus.
A complete application must include a letter of interest describing experience relevant to the position requirements; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for five professional references. Nominations should include the name, position, postal address, telephone number and email. Application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF attachments at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/15704 by Februrary 19, 2021 for first consideration.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about Wright State University please visit: https://www.wright.edu/ .
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