Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences Rush University Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), a nationally recognized academic and clinical institution, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for assisting the Dean with the implementation of the strategic plan; coordinating academic programs and graduate studies within the College; assisting with the development and evaluation of both new and existing academic programs; leading faculty development efforts in the areas of research and education; and ensuring the quality of the academic programs offered meet the highest standards of excellence. As a senior administrator within the College, this individual will lead through accountability for, and strong stewardship of, the College’s human, financial and other resources. This person will also participate in, and promote teaching, professional and community service, research and scholarship within the college. This position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment and experience in leadership, administration, research scholarship and education. Candidates will have a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) and associated credentials in a field appropriate to providing academic leadership for the College. In addition, acceptable candidates will have credentials that merit appointment as senior faculty; experience as a university academic administrator, at the level of program director or coordinator, department chairperson or above; successful track record of overseeing accreditation processes; established research, scholarship and teaching records; experience with university and college academic, student and business affairs; a good background in educational research, statistics and educational evaluation; and excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. Candidates with experience in academic medical centers strongly preferred.
Rush University is known for its practitioner-teacher model, translational research, nurturing academic environment, and focus on community and global health. Rush University serves more than 2,300 students and offers more than 30 unique degree or certificate options across its four colleges: Rush Medical College, College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and the Graduate College. Based on rankings in the most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools: Rush University is a top-ranked university with an exclusive health science focus. The mission of Rush University is to teach, study and provide the highest quality health care, using a unique and multidisciplinary practitioner-teacher model for health sciences education and research, while reflecting the diversity of our communities in its programs, faculty, students and services.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Cover letters and Letters of interest that include curriculum vitae should be sent to:
Rush University Medical Center is a large tertiary academic medical center located in downtown Chicago that encompasses a 664- bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and a new 376-bed hospital building known as the Tower. The Medical Center offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties a...nd subspecialties.
Rush continues to be named one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 11 of 16 categories in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. Rush is ranked higher than any other program in Illinois for orthopedics, geriatrics and nephrology. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status – the highest honor in nursing – and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation.
Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer