Department Org: 340000 - Dean-Coll of Hlth and Behav Sci
Position Summary: The University of Central Arkansas (UCA; www.uca.edu) seeks a visionary, communicative, and inclusive leader to serve as the dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS; www.uca.edu/chbs/). As the leader of CHBS, the dean supports the continued excellence of its outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, which include both traditional and online programs. With regionally and nationally recognized and accredited programs, CHBS is a primary provider of healthcare professionals for the state of Arkansas. The dean also works collaboratively and strategically with department chairs and faculty to champion the college's interprofessional education initiatives. Such initiatives include developing and planning an interprofessional teaching center with clinical and community services that will be housed in the four-story, 80,000-square-foot Integrated Health Sciences Building, which is currently under construction. The dean works with fellow deans in shaping and leading the academic mission of the university as well as in promoting cross-college initiatives. Finally, the dean publicly represents the college, engaging in the development of academic and community partnerships and in fundraising through collaboration with the UCA Foundation.
|Job Duties and Responsibilities||
The dean of CHBS reports directly to the Provost and serves as the chief academic officer for the college. Job duties and responsibilities include:
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||
: To fulfill the above duties and responsibilities, candidates must possess:
|Required Education and/or Experience||
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate; a strong record of teaching, research, and service to support a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in a department within CHBS; demonstrated results in university-community relations and online education; administrative experience at the department chair level or above; experience with accreditation and graduate programs; and demonstrated commitment to diversity.
|Preferred Education and/or Experience||
Preferred qualifications for Candidates include a background in Interprofessional Education; a vision for an interprofessional teaching center with clinical and community services; demonstrated results in fundraising; and experience with the expansion and/or renovation of buildings/facilities.
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|University, Campus, and Community Description||
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,500, of which more than 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers 91 undergraduate and 59 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.
|Desired start date||07/01/2020|
More details: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/6246