Dean of Health Sciences

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Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY invites nominations and applications for the position of Founding Dean of the Lewis School of Health Sciences. The University seeks an experienced, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and creative professional with a record of successful health science leadership. The Founding Dean will bring a thorough understanding of rural health and health science education, possess the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively in a larger university context. It is expected that the Lewis School of Health Sciences, under its Founding Dean, will strengthen and expand existing programs, create new offerings in health care professions, and elevate the School to national prominence in rural health care. The Founding Dean will assume responsibilities at the university no later than September 1, 2020.

Ranked as a Top-Tier National University by U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges, Clarkson University is an independent, nationally recognized technological university whose faculty of teacher/scholars aspires to offer superior instruction and engage in high-quality research and scholarship in engineering, business, science, health and liberal arts. Clarkson University’s main campus is located in Potsdam, New York.

Qualifications include: A terminal degree in a health science discipline; significant experience in strategic planning, and accreditation and developing new programs; knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, experiential education Interprofessional Education; a results-oriented strategist with a proven ability to generate new public and private resources who is operationally astute, highly knowledgeable about opportunities in service and research between clinical professions and health practitioners, and familiar with recent advances and challenges in all disciplines housed within the School.

Nominations and Applications

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are all welcome. The Search Committee for the Founding Dean of Health Sciences will begin reviewing applications in early April and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 9, 2020. 

Applications must include a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile, CV and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (in Adobe PDF or MS Word) to:

The search is being assisted by:

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant, / (215) 934-1386

Thomas Kowalik, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (607) 759-5285

An equal opportunity /affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.