Rutgers University in New Jersey

Date Posted June 26, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rutgers University
Situated within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), the School of Public Health at Rutgers University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean. The Dean will be expected to provide the strategic leadership necessary to achieve national prominence for the School, advancing the mission, operations and service of the School within Rutgers University as well as the greater New Jersey region and beyond.

Reporting to the Chancellor for Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Dean will develop and implement a strategic plan to advance the national reputation of Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH). In addition, the Dean will reorganize the departmental and administrative structure of the newly expanded School, while also recruiting and supporting a distinguished faculty. The Dean will develop a rigorous scholarly atmosphere conducive to achieving excellence in teaching and research, while substantially growing the federally funded research base. The Dean will also maintain fiscal discipline and a balanced School budget, while raising funds in partnership with the Rutgers University Foundation. The successful candidate will be a collaborative member of the University leadership team, and will have firm and abiding commitment to shared governance. Interested candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or other relevant doctoral degree and should have leadership experience in the academy, with a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service, and credentials appropriate for appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure.

Rutgers School of Public Health dates back to 1983, when the New Jersey Graduate Program in Public Health was founded by Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In 1998, the UMDNJ School of Public Health was established, and it received full accreditation as the first collaborative graduate school of public health in 2001. In July 2013, with the integration of UMDNJ and Rutgers, the School became the Rutgers School of Public Health. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the School has 54 full-time faculty, 7 part-time faculty, 80 partner faculty (housed within a partner Rutgers school/unit), and 50 administrative staff. A large number of the partner faculty will move into the SPH with the arrival of the new dean, as well-funded departments from three partner schools/units move into the School. With programs on three campuses, across eight core departments and nine interdisciplinary institutes, centers, and programs, SPH enrolls 367 students in one of five degree programs.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is one of the nations nine colonial colleges and is New Jerseys Land Grant College. The University consists of 33 degree-granting schools and colleges located on multiple campuses throughout the state. In 1989, Rutgers was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, an association of the 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae or resume and a letter of interest to:
Jett Pihakis, PhD.
Russell Reynolds Associates
(202) 654-7870

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.



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