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Employer: WSU Tech
Division: AA/Gen Ed & Health Sciences
Job Title: Dean of Health Sciences
Salary: $77000.00 Annually


Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Dean of Health Sciences provides educational management and executive leadership in the areas of Health Sciences.  This position provides leadership and direction in the development of courses and programs in collaboration with business and industry/other educational institutions; maintains accreditation standards in all health sciences programs; ensures a positive environment for teaching and learning; and advocates for faculty, students, and staff. The Dean of Health Sciences reports to the Vice President, General Education and Health Sciences.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitors/coordinates all areas of Health Sciences including academic instruction and clinical experiences.
  2. Ensures that health sciences programs maintain accurate and complete records/reports on students and submit timely reports to accrediting/regulatory agencies.
  3. Provides systematic review of programs and presents plans for continuing development & success.
  4. Selects, mentors, supervises and evaluates health sciences program directors, lead faculty, and academic coordinator.
  5. Collaborates with Program Directors in the organization, structure, and sequence of instruction for the programs in classroom, lab and clinical settings.
  6. Maintains effective relationships with local health care facilities, professional organizations, and clinical personnel to promote positive learning experiences for students.
  7. Serves as a resource in curriculum and program development, KBOR curriculum alignment.
  8. Ensures all mandated safety procedures are practiced, taught, and incorporated into curricula.
  9. Participates in information planning and marketing of Health Science programs in cooperation with the marketing and coaching staff
  10. Monitors compliance with the Academic Code of Conduct and responds to student violations.
  11. Address student issues in areas of supervision and participate in academic grievance processes Reviews course syllabi and other instructional materials for relevant, accurate, and current content.
  12. Provides direction and oversight for Health Sciences course schedules
  13.  Monitors enrollment patterns, cost/benefit information, and other critical data to identify class schedule opportunities and strategies for program improvement
  14. Promote and support the use of new instructional technologies to improve education and educational delivery
  15. Represents the needs and interests of faculty and students by participating in various committees and task forces as directed
  16. Facilitates academic meetings and collaborative activities to ensure faculty ownership of and involvement in the improvement and accreditation processes of the College
  17. Develops new and innovative programs and courses designed to meet the training needs of the community
  18. Establishes a positive learning environment free of bias, harassment and discrimination
  19. Promotes opportunities for ongoing staff development, including orientation, in-service education, research and other professional growth
  20. Monitors individual program budgets within Health Sciences
  21. Keeps faculty, staff, and administration informed of pertinent situations within the program and of community/professional activities affecting Health Science programs
  22. Supports Title III grant objectives as well as other grants related to health care
  23. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in one of the programs in the division or a combination of five years of industry and/or post-secondary teaching experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in education/health care administration

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to function effectively with a variety of simultaneous responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Ability and knowledge to provide a team approach for planning, development, and overall operation.
  • Ability to effectively organize and direct personnel; strong conflict negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the teaching/learning process and faculty development to improve student achievement and progression.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Industry Advocate Teams, colleagues, other educational institutions, public non-profit agencies, business and industry, community and other stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Obtains at own expense yearly TB test and other immunizations or physical examinations as required by clinical sites
  • Thorough knowledge of the proper safety and handling of materials used in the field

Other Position Requirements:

  1. Works effectively and productively as a team member, keeps others informed of information needed, and treats others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation
  2. Maintains effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff.  Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people.  Demonstrates effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
  3. Maintains acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee meetings/trainings as required.  Ensures appropriate notification to supervisor for absences, and ensures that work is covered.  Is flexible in work schedule when needed.
  4. Produces quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
  5. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements.  Identifies what needs to be done and takes appropriate action.
  6. Completes assigned work; meets deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.
  7. Performs work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
  8. Participates in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities to remain current with industry trends and advancements.

Working Conditions:

Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens requiring hepatitis B vaccine or signed waiver.  Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing priorities.  Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students, and to interface with WSU Tech faculty and staff as well as with outside organizations. Attendance is required at meetings and in-services. Schedules may fluctuate to accommodate student needs, deadlines and delivery of services. Long periods of sitting or standing will be required. Ability to converse with and understand English-speaking students is required. Sufficient vision and hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public. Work schedules will be as needed to accomplish assigned duties. Independent travel by car and public carrier is required. Must be able to work in a multi-tasked high volume environment, managing multiple and competing priorities. Some weekend and night work is required.



Vacancy Number: AA100-0047

Open Date: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: