Date Posted July 8, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

School of Health Related Professions



Situated within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), the School of Health Related Professions 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 Health Related Professions (SHRP). In addition, the Dean will expand academic and technological collaborations, both within the School and University as well as with external partners, while also recruiting and supporting a distinguished faculty. The Dean will develop a rigorous scholarly atmosphere conducive to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and practice, 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 Health Related Professions dates back to its founding in 1976 as part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). SHRP was transferred to Rutgers in July 2013, as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Act. Now a statewide school with four geographic campuses and a significant online presence, SHRP is one of nine schools within the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division of Rutgers University. The School has 164 full-time faculty, 33 part-time faculty, 274 volunteer faculty, and 72 full-time administrative staff. SHRP, which enrolls 1,745 students across 40 academic programs in nine departments, grants associates, baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees and certificates in a wide array of health science and professional programs. SHRP is also known as a leader in online and distance learning.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is one of the nation's nine colonial colleges and is New Jersey's 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, Ph.D.

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.


How To Apply

It’s easy, fast, and FREE to manage your job search on Vitae.

  • Organize all the documents needed to apply for this position in Vitae’s FREE dossier service
  • Request letters of recommendation, provide references, and submit applications directly from Vitae
  • Manage your job search, whether as a teaching assistant, a tenure-track professor, or a top administrator
Sign Up & Apply with Vitae

To apply without using Vitae
Send all required documents to