Northern Illinois University (NIU) seeks a dynamic, collaborative academic leader to serve as its next dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. CHHS offers an impressive collection of programs to provide students with a multilayered understanding of the influences and impact of health and human sciences in society.
NIU is a high research (R2) and Carnegie-engaged institution that enrolls over 16,200 students, and is home to more than 100 degree programs across seven colleges, in addition to a variety of programs that lead to undergraduate and graduate certificates. CHHS consists of five schools: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Professions and Nursing. Collectively, these schools house 23 programs — 13 of which hold external accreditation — and over 700 external practicum sites. The College is also home to the department of Military Science and the Fashion Merchandising program, as well as a growing and successful interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Through its impressive array of programs, the college prepares leaders and practitioners who can enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities, extending a foundational educational experience beyond the classroom and into the community. Located in DeKalb, only one hour from Chicago, NIU’s CHHS is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in teaching, research, and practice in a range of settings from rural to urban.
The Dean will join NIU at an important moment in the history of the College, as the University is preparing to underscore the role of interdisciplinary study and technology to inform academic pursuits through a new Health Informatics Technology Center (HITC). As a center for this interdisciplinary exploration, the HITC will make possible exciting applications of state-of-the-art technology in the form of virtual patients and avatars as well as robotics and simulation.
The ideal candidate for this position is a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader who is energized by the possibilities for health and human sciences in the 21st century. They will engage the faculty in rethinking educational formats as well as pursuing innovative partnerships with colleagues across the university.
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For full consideration, applications should be received by September 23, 2022. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.
Applicants should provide:
Application materials (Word & PDF) and nominations should be sent electronically to: NIUDeanCHHS@agbsearch.com
Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged and will be accepted through the application deadline.
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