Wichita State University seeks an experienced administrator and seasoned academic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Health Professions. This senior administrative appointment will assume leadership of a very strong and diverse academic unit.
As one of Wichita State University's six degree-granting colleges, the College of Health Professions offers twenty-three health professions programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral
degree levels. The College enjoys excellent physical facilities, and its health professions programs receive outstanding support from the surrounding health care community, which includes three
major medical centers, a Veteran's Administration Center, a state medical school, and numerous clinical facilities and practitioners.
The University is located in a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 640,000. The economic base of the region is in technology-based manufacturing and health care and a higher percentage of Wichita’s metropolitan GDP is derived from exports than any other metropolitan area in the country. Wichita State University expects to take a leadership role in diversifying the region’s economy and enhancing the quality of life.
The Dean, who reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Health Professions and has the responsibility for advancing the academic quality and stature of the College. The dean must be a visionary leader who is committed to strategic planning, inter-professional collaboration, ethical leadership, and skilled in human and financial resource management. The new Dean will be charged with advancing the educational and research agenda of the academic units within the college and working closely with the major health care providers in the greater Wichita metropolitan area.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
The successful candidate will have the following preferred qualifications:
The new dean will arrive at Wichita State at an extremely exciting time in its history as the university embarks on an ambitious plan for enrollment growth, enhanced research and the increased development of technology transfer opportunities under new leadership. Wichita State has an aggressive agenda in critical areas of academic quality, enrollment growth, research and innovation, technology transfer and the quality of student life. The College of Health Professions seeks a visionary leader to guide the college through this period of growth.
Please go to https://jobs.wichita.edu, “faculty positions”, for more details about the requirements for the position and the application process. For full consideration, applicants must submit on-line (1) letter of application describing abilities to meet required qualifications, (2) Curriculum Vitae, and (3) names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for five individuals who can be contacted for professional references. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background checks as required by the Kansas Board of Regents.
|Don Gilstrap - Chair||Dean, University Libraries|
|Rosalind Scudder||Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders|
|Denise Maseman||Assistant Professor and Chair, Dental Hygiene|
|Betty Smith-Campbell||Professor and Chair, School of Nursing|
|Diana Cochran-Black||Associate Professor, Medical Lab Sciences|
|Nikki Keene Woods||Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences|
|Rob Manske||Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Physical Therapy|
|Sue Nyberg||Associate Professor and Program Director, Physician Assistant Program|
|Siva Krishnaiyer||Systems Engineer, SRS Training & Technology Team|
|Patty McLinden||Senior Administrative Assistant, Dean’s Office|
|Jacque McClendon||Senior Clinical Educator, School of Nursing|
|Claudia Blackburn||Health Director, Sedgwick County Health Department|
|Garold Minns||Dean, KU Medical Center|
|Junetta Everett||Vice President, Professional Relations, Delta Dental|
|Kathy Neely||Chief Nursing Officer, Wesley Medical Center|
|Laurie Labarca||Chief Operating Officer, Via Christi – St. Francis|
|Pamela Ammar||Lawyer and Community Volunteer|
Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.