Dean - College of Health Science and Public Health

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Cheney, WA 99004, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

Dean of Health Science & Public Health
Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Health Science and Public Health.

Eastern Washington University, located on the ancestral lands of the Spokane people, is a midsize regional, comprehensive institution offering in-person, online, and hybrid high-quality liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Cheney, Spokane, and elsewhere in Washington State. Approximately one-third of EWU students are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or People of Color and half are first-generation college students, making EWU one of the most culturally and economically diverse universities in the state of Washington. The Spokane metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 diverse residents and offers great four-season outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and cultural community. EWU supports the economic and cultural life of the Pacific Northwest through our large alumni base and the expertise of our faculty, staff, and students.

The College of Health Science and Public Health at Eastern Washington University was founded in 2014 with the mission to graduate health care professionals in their chosen disciplines who are professionally, intellectually, and ethically prepared to meet the health care and wellness challenges and leadership demands of society. This is an invigorating time for students, researchers, and practitioners in health fields in our region. Each year, the College graduates approximately 200 students, including more than 140 in direct clinical care roles. Spokane continues to grow as a regional hub for health care services, research, and innovation, which provides a rich setting for education and collaboration across health disciplines.

The Dean will have a comprehensive understanding of a university education for the 21st century. This will be an excellent leadership opportunity to build a cohesive and collaborative college comprised of the following academic departments and programs: Communications Sciences and Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Wellness and Movement Science, and Public Health and Health Administration. They will be responsible for creating and supporting educational programs of the highest quality; serving as the chief spokesperson and College advocate; recruiting and maintaining an excellent and diverse faculty; promoting a comprehensive advisory board; managing budgets and resource allocation; and contributing to college advancement including fund raising and enhancing relationships with alumni, donors, partner institutions, and community and civic leaders.

The College of Health Science and Public Health was recently authorized to launch a new School of Nursing, beginning in the Fall of 2023. The new Dean will have the opportunity to shape the growth and development of this exciting new program. Candidates are encouraged to learn more about the college and the new Nursing program at

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:. Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 3592381.

A full job description including required and preferred qualifications can be found at the EWU Jobs site:

Submissions must include:
1. Current CV.
2. A detailed personal statement identifying satisfaction of the basic responsibilities and attributes noted above along with a statement on your personal and professional reasons for seeking this appointment.
3. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
4. Attach a list of four professional references to include their names, titles, organization names, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.

All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date.

Applications will be accepted until further notice; screening of applications will begin November 7, 2022. Confidential inquiries may be directed to

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