Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University Published: September 8, 2017
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The Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Associate Dean will oversee a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, ensuring their excellence and adherence to accreditation standards.  He/she will work closely with the Dean, other Associate Deans and Department Chairs, and partners across the University to develop and implement new programs in a range of areas.  He/she will also promote and support excellence and innovation in teaching across the School. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean will be a key member of the leadership team of the School and will play an active role in defining the strategic direction of the School and in tracking progress towards meeting strategic goals.

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in public health or relevant field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in administering educational programs within a school of public health or related field.  Must have the experience and professional accomplishments required to be appointed as full professor in the tenure or teaching track.

Preferred qualifications include experience in designing and implementing new academic programs, evidence of innovation and creativity in education, knowledge of strategies for assessment of educational outcomes and program success, and demonstrated leadership skills in a collaborative environment.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is the only CEPH-accredited school of public health in the Philadelphia area, and recently received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build new research and educational programs. Important themes of the Dornsife School include improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The School offers unique and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in population health generally, including a new Urban Health Collaborative aimed at promoting innovations in research, training, and policy to improve health in cities both locally and globally.

With more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel University is the 16th largest private university in the nation. It includes 10 colleges and three schools offering degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners.

Drexel’s 74-acre University City campus is located in the University City district of Philadelphia, which it shares with two other universities a science center, and thousands of students. Philadelphia is vibrant, culturally diverse and historically rich, featuring numerous cultural, educational, medical and recreational resources.

Drexel University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Dornsife School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Dean, Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux at db33@drexel.edu. Application review will commence October 1. Applications will be received until a successful candidate is accepted.

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