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Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut
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Date Posted October 22, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Quinnipiac University (QU) seeks a visionary and energetic dean of the School of Health Sciences (SHS) who will guide the school to meet changing health care education needs and expand on their current health sciences programs. This dean oversees the school's operations and the strategic allocation of resources to ensure the continued excellence of SHS faculty, staff, and programs. The dean has oversight for strategic planning, budgeting, development and enhancement initiatives. In addition, the dean is responsible for the day-to-day management of faculty, staff and students and for creating innovative opportunities to ensure the development and progression of student educational experiences. This individual must be committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with prior administrative experience to build and expand the current health sciences programs, especially in light of the arrival of a new President for QU, Dr. Judy Olian.

About the School/Program:
The School of Health Sciences is the largest school at Quinnipiac by enrollment and houses programs in biomedical sciences and health sciences. The SHS offers a compelling array of comprehensive career-oriented programs of study, including undergraduate majors, online degree completion, combined undergraduate and graduate programs, master's degrees, and clinical doctorates. Operations for the SHS bridge the campuses at Mount Carmel at the base of the Sleeping Giant State Park as well as that in North Haven, Connecticut where the medicine, nursing, law, education, and the health sciences schools reside. The new dean will be responsible for inclusive leadership across these two campuses. Our campuses boast state-of-the-art facilities and equipment designed for collaborative learning for all health care students. The school currently has 100 full-time faculty and approximately 1,860 undergraduate and 716 graduate students.

About Quinnipiac:
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the "Great Colleges to Work For." For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • A record of successful and imaginative hands-on leadership in a health-related organization, including higher education, or health care delivery or administration.

  • An engaging, energetic, and distinctive leadership style that provides a creative collaborative environment with shared decision-making and projects a strong public presence for the SHS.

  • Sound judgment, perspective, and unimpeachable integrity. Evidence of significant academic administrative accomplishments, including but not limited to fiscal oversight, program accreditation, and strategic planning

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. Demonstrated evidence of successful leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and interdisciplinary collaboration

  • Demonstrated achievements in, and commitment to, a diverse and inclusive environment that supports academic and operational excellence.

  • Previous experience working within an academic, medical or university development environment for fundraising and other long-term development initiatives.

  • A thorough and insightful understanding of how projected changes in health care, the labor market, and higher education, as well as the growing national emphasis on translational research, will impact the educational needs of the students and graduates of a School of Health Sciences.

  • Documented experience in conducting assessment and using both quantitative and qualitative assessment data to improve learning and operational effectiveness.

  • Experience in the conduct, promotion or evaluation of research or scholarship, and/or an external record of public or professional leadership and advocacy in the health sciences or health professions.

  • Proficiency in accreditation processes relevant to SHS programs.

  • Experience in fundraising, alumni relations, and development activities

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (required)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Academic Health Center Practice of Korn Ferry is assisting with this important search. If you're interested in learning more, please email your CV and letter of interest, or nominations of qualified candidates, to:

Sarah L. Wheeler
Korn Ferry
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Quinnipiac University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

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