Associate Dean for Academic Affairs-College of Public Health



Job description

The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Public Health is seeking applications for a nationally recognized leader to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. ETSU is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is home to diverse and innovative educational, research, and service programs. For over fifty years, the College has had a strong working relationship with a wide range of partners across the Appalachian Highlands, Tennessee, and the country. The College is one of five colleges that make up ETSU Health.

With a rich history and deep commitment to educational excellence, the College’s academic programs include five undergraduate degrees, an MPH with five concentrations, an MHA, a DrPH with three concentrations, and multiple certificates and minors The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will provide leadership and advance the development, growth and excellence of academic programs within the College.

The Associate Dean is a 12-month faculty position at the level of associate or full professor (tenured or tenure eligible) at the time of appointment.

Applicants should have a terminal degree in public health or related field with at least 7 years of experience in higher education; experience leading academic programs in public health or complementary field; achievement in teaching, research and service, including funded research and publications, commensurate with tenure and rank; demonstrated experience advancing student success and developing and mentoring faculty; and effective leadership and communication skills.  A commitment to inclusion and equity is expected and is integral to the College values.

Applicants must have an interest in engaging with the ETSU community and with public health professional associations at the state and national levels. The College of Public Health is a frequent partner with the community, local and state government, and national and international organizations in providing public health training, workforce development, and other priority initiatives. An energetic and visionary leader is desired to continue with the considerable success in this area.

ETSU is a comprehensive, Doctoral Research University, with over 14,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. ETSU Health includes the College of Public Health, the Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Johnson City, in the mountain and lake region of east Tennessee, has close to half a million residents and is consistently rated as one of the best towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational activities. Clinical care in Washington County has been ranked among the best in Tennessee several years in a row.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply for this position at  ETSU employment application required prior to interview.  AA/EOE. For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Amal Khoury ([email protected]).

ETSU pursues its mission through a student-centered community of learning reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, continuous improvement, and based on core values where: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential ; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.