Professor and Head, Department of Allied Health Sciences

University of Connecticut - Department of Allied Health Sciences in Connecticut

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 19, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Professor and Head, Department of Allied Health Sciences

Department of Allied Health Sciences

University of Connecticut


The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut ( seeks to hire a dynamic and visionary individual as Department Head.  The Head will lead a diverse faculty who are recognized internationally for their interdisciplinary research and graduate training in health promotion and disease prevention. The head will also oversee accredited professional programs in Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences. Synergistic interactions between Departments throughout the University are required and provide a strong foundation for excellence at this Carnegie-designated Research (VH) University.


The position is a 10-month, tenured, administrative appointment, and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Maintenance of a research, teaching and/or extension program is strongly encouraged.


As the departmental administrative officer, the Head reports directly to the Dean.  Duties will include:


  • Leadership and coordination of undergraduate, certificate and graduate teaching, research and cooperative extension education and outreach.
  • Administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters and physical facilities.
  • Establishment and coordination of relationships with relevant research centers, public health organizations, healthcare industries, accrediting agencies, alumni and the citizens of the State of Connecticut.
  • Implementation of departmental programs and capital improvements.


Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must have earned a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent in a health promotion/public health or related discipline. 


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  1. A record of outstanding and nationally recognized scholarship achievement and professional activities related to teaching, research and/or community service that will qualify the individual to be tenured at the rank of Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences within a Carnegie-designated Research (VH) University.
  2. Prior administrative experience suited to direct an academic department engaged in teaching, research, and service activities at a major land-grant University is preferred. Requisite knowledge of clinical education components of health professions programs is critical.
  3. Experience recruiting and retaining highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented.
  4. One or more credentials in a health profession.


The Department offers a bachelors level degree in Allied Health Sciences, with possible concentrations in Public Health and Health Promotion, Health Sciences, and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety. Additionally there are three accredited professional bachelor of science majors in Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.  Our interdisciplinary graduate program offers two MS degree programs in Health Promotion Sciences and Health Care Genetics as well as a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion and Health Education. We are in the process of moving toward a PhD program in Health Promotion that would be aimed at addressing the overwhelming research and workforce needs in this flourishing area. The new Department Head must take a leadership role in moving this process forward.


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Salary is competitive and negotiable.  The University provides an extensive benefits package, which includes retirement, and life, medical and dental insurance coverage. A July 1, 2014 start date is anticipated.


Review of applications will start March 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates must apply for the position at and must provide (1) a statement of vision and leadership philosophy for the Department, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, grantsmanship received, and record of teaching experiences and service contributions, and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination, and encourages applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

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