Lehman College/CUNY Position Announcement

Position Announcement: Inaugural Dean, School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing

Lehman College of The City University of New York is seeking to recruit an experienced and inspiring leader to serve as the inaugural Dean of the new School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing. In addition to significant leadership skills, candidates should demonstrate exceptional academic and administrative skills and a record of innovation.

The new School grew out of Lehman's focus on education, research and service, excellent programs in the health sciences, human services and nursing, and a commitment to improving the health-related outcomes of individuals, communities and populations. The Dean will provide the vision and leadership to integrate health promotion, human services and nursing in an urban setting and foster collaboration across the College and with external partners. The position announcement, which includes a full job description and qualifications, is posted on the Lehman College website at http://www.lehman.edu/hs2n-dean-search.

The inaugural Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing will provide academic and administrative leadership for the undergraduate and graduate programs within the School and participate in the development of College-wide policies and University initiatives. The Dean will foster an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment by building on faculty strengths and oversee four academic departments: Health Sciences (Health Education and Promotion; Recreation Education; Therapeutic Recreation; Dietetics, Food and Nutrition; Health Services Administration; Exercise Science and Public Health), Nursing, Social Work and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. The Dean will also will provide leadership to the CUNY Institute for Health Equity housed at Lehman College and develop partnerships between the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing and the health community in the Bronx and beyond. In this way, the Dean will be the principal spokesperson for the School and the College in national and international forums and before governmental agencies.

How to Apply:

Submit a letter of application by e-mail outlining experience in academic administration, scholarship, and teaching, as well as a statement of interest in the mission of the School and in public higher education. Include a complete CV and the names of three references with phone and e-mail contact information. E-mail to Ronald Bergmann, Vice President/CIO and Search Committee Chair at hs2n@lehman.cuny.edu.

Herbert H. Lehman College is a senior liberal arts college in The City University of New York. Established in 1968, the College serves a multicultural student body of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students on a 37-acre campus in the northwest Bronx. With programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional education, Lehman embraces diversity and actively engages students in their academic, personal, and professional development. The College also serves the region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center.

Search Status

As of November 21, 2012, candidates are being invited to visit the Lehman College campus.

Last modified: Nov 21, 2012

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