Position Announcement

Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences. The University seeks a visionary leader dedicated to enhancing and strengthening the performance of the College and to furthering its commitment to innovation in research, teaching, service, and outreach.

The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducts cutting-edge research and teaching focused around the spectrum of human health from cell to society.  Home to a highly diverse student body, Applied Health Sciences has approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students, and 70 tenure-track faculty members. The college has three academic departments consistently ranked among the best in the country in their respective fields: Kinesiology and Community HealthSpeech and Hearing Science; and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism.  The College also leads an innovative undergraduate Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (I-Health) program and offers a Master of Public Health degree.  Service and research units overseen by the College include Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education and the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability. The College supports a multitude of research and service efforts and prepares undergraduate and graduate students for academic and professional careers in fields associated with the promotion of health; recreation, sport, and tourism development and management; speech-language pathology and audiology; and physical activity, aging, medicine, and rehabilitation.

As chief academic and executive officer of the College, the Dean will be responsible for the global reputation of the College and its programs. The Dean will provide leadership for building key partnerships and collaborations with internal and external constituencies. The Dean will enhance the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. She or he will have primary responsibility for strategic planning, faculty and staff development, budgetary oversight and planning, academic and curricular issues, fundraising, and facilities.

The ideal candidate will possess a track record of outstanding leadership including a demonstrated recognition and support of research, teaching, outreach, and equal opportunity; the ability to attract and retain a diverse faculty, student body, and staff; and the aptitude to generate resources for the College. Expertise in one or more of the academic disciplines housed in the college, or in a related discipline, is a requirement. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree and a strong record of scholarship, research, and teaching commensurate with an appointment at the rank of tenured full-professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The position of Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Council of Deans. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with the target start date of August 16, 2016.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information about the position, please visit http://www.provost.illinois.edu/about/positions/ahs.html.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites letters of nomination or application to be submitted to provostsearches@illinois.edu. Full consideration will be given to complete applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and five references who will be contacted with your permission) received by February 15, 2016. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. Illinois faculty and alumni have earned 23 Nobel Prizes, two faculty and 18 alumni are Pulitzer Prize winners, and our faculty and alumni are well-represented in the memberships of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. The campus is a leader in access for students with disabilities and was the first to offer comprehensive wheelchair sports programming. Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website, www.illinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


Search Committee Documents

Applied Health Sciences Committee Charge Letter

Applied Health Sciences Leadership Profile