Position and Candidate Specification

Reporting directly to the President of Upstate Medical University, the Dean of the College of Health Professions is ultimately responsible for the academic leadership of the college, which includes:

  • Administration of the college.
  • Management of the college budget.
  • Review and evaluation of college programs.
  • Development of academic programs in response to demonstrated health care needs.
  • Development of mutually beneficial relationships with other institutions and clinical education providers.
  • Translation of contemporary issues of health care into action plans for the college.
  • Participation in the recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff in the college.
  • Supportive and encouraging of faculty growth and development in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Participation with the dept. chairs to ensure compliance with accreditation standards; oversees accreditation reviews.
  • Identification and acquisition of additional funding from federal, state, and private sources.
  • Maintenance of effective communication with the faculty governance organizations.
  • Fostering effective communication with faculty, staff and students.
  • Development and maintenance of effective communication with other units in SUNY Upstate Medical University, and other institutions of higher education.
  • Promotion of the College's image as a resource for health profession education, scholarship and service.
  • Fostering an environment that respects and enhances diversity among students, faculty and staff.
  • Collaboration with university-based units (e.g., Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Research Office) for academic programming, policies, processes, university accreditation and other functions.
  • Balancing the role of leader of the College of Health Professions and the role as an institutional leader of Upstate Medical University.
  • Strategic planning for the college aligned with the university mission, and in collaboration with the president's leadership team.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Terminal academic degree (PhD/EdD, DSc), and professional experience in a discipline directly relevant to the programmatic offerings of the college.
  • Record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for appointment as a tenured full professor in the college.
  • Strong, sustained record of senior leadership and administrative experience in support of students and faculty in teaching, service and scholarship excellence in a health professions college
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience with accreditation standards and procedures relevant to those within the professions of the college.
  • Experience managing budgets in an academic institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to working as a member of a campus senior academic leadership team
  • Demonstrated sustained success in building partnerships and relationships across academic disciplines, administrative units, and with external communities.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • Background of providing clinical service in the health professions.
  • Achievements in, and evidence of, commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Experience with strategic planning and resource development through philanthropy, fund-raising, strategic partnerships and grantsmanship.
  • Evidence of ability to foster positive alumni relationships