Texas A&M University (TAMU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of dean of the School of Public Health.
The next dean will be a highly collaborative, transparent leader with a commitment to excellence in public health education, research and practice. A seasoned administrator, the dean will inspire innovation in teaching, learning and interprofessional education, support and enhance high-impact research, contribute to the population-focused interprofessional faculty practice plan and provide strong operational oversight and accountability.
Reporting to the provost and executive vice president, the next dean will join the academic leadership of one of the largest tier-one research universities in the nation and steward the School of Public Health’s path to even greater prominence. The dean will articulate a compelling vision for the school’s future, working collaboratively to develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance the school’s visibility and impact in the state and in the field.
Since its founding in 1998, the Texas A&M School of Public Health has attained national distinction and international recognition. The school enrolls 578 undergraduate majors and 563 minors, 312 master’s students and 51 doctoral students taught by more than 60 faculty spanning four departments. Students take courses at the College Station campus and the Higher Education Center at McAllen, and a number of courses are available online. The school is annually ranked among the top five schools of public health in terms of student diversity according to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.
In partnership with department chairs and other school leaders, the next dean of the School of Public Health will develop strategies to recruit and retain diverse, exceptional faculty and staff, and to attract and ensure the success of the highest-caliber students. The dean will be committed to facilitating individual excellence and success, fostering community and strengthening a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The ideal candidate will have a substantial record of relevant scholarship or health practice achievement, strong visibility in the public health research community and/or the capacity to exercise policy leadership at the local, state, national or international levels.
An earned doctoral degree is required. Candidates must have qualifications commensurate with tenure at the rank of professor in the School of Public Health. Significant leadership experience in public health, a related field or relevant sector is strongly preferred. Learn more and read a comprehensive leadership profile at sphsearch.tamu.edu.
Texas A&M University has a student body of more than 54,300 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students and a physical campus of more than 5,200 acres. A member of the Association of American Universities, TAMU is home to a world-class faculty that generates more than $905 million in research expenditures annually. The university’s endowment is valued at more than $5 billion.
All inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest addressing the themes described in this leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without candidates’ knowledge. Applicant information will be kept confidential to the maximum extent allowable by law.
Candidate materials should be emailed to the university’s search consultants, Philip Tang and Alejandra Gillette-Teran, at TAMU-SPHDean@wittkieffer.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 23, 2019.
The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.