University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth — Dean, School of Public Health

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean, School of Public Health in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and internal/external leaders, will advance a future-oriented vision for the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health (SPH) as a preeminent institution of public health education, research and practice. This role will be a recognized thought leader in academic public health with considerable experience in community engagement and policy impact at the local, state, and national levels.

The Dean serves as the chief administrative officer for SPH. In this capacity, the Dean oversees development, implementation, and evaluation of SPH’s mission and goals. The Dean is responsible for high-quality academic programs and faculty research. In support of both the academic programs and faculty research, the Dean will advance effective faculty recruitment, retention, and development efforts. The Dean will also leverage a deep understanding of accreditation requirements and work to advance collaborative public health research in a university environment with an existing university research portfolio primarily based in biomedical research.

In support of the vision of UNTHSC and SPH, the Dean will oversee strategies to address local, regional and state public health and workforce needs. The Dean will pursue strategies to advance social justice and the global mission of public health and will advocate, as the “voice” for public health, for improvements in population health outcomes. The Dean will work in collaboration with the HSC Office of Advancement to cultivate donors, partnerships and philanthropic support.

Minimum Requirements include:

  • A terminal degree, such as PhD, DrPH, DS, MD, DO or equivalent, and academic experience in a recognized and accredited School of Public Health.
  • History of substantial and consistent extramural research funding in public health, with expertise in health disparities research.
  • Scholarly activity and educational achievement commensurate for appointment as a tenured full professor in the School of Public Health.
  • Prior experience in an academic or equivalent administrative environment, preferable at an accredited School of Public Health.

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