Job: Associate Professor/ Professor and Director, School of Health Sciences

Cleveland State University (CSU), a unique urban university celebrating its 50th anniversary year, seeks a dynamic, engaged, visionary and innovative leader to serve as the Director of the School of Health Sciences in the College of Sciences and Health Professions. The School houses seven programs: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Master of Science in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant, Master of Public Health, Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. We offer our students numerous opportunities to participate in faculty research, community service, and experiential learning. The CSU campus is located in downtown Cleveland, a resurgent metropolitan city that is home to world-class hospitals and medical facilities as well as to numerous cultural institutions and recreational resources.

The next Director will join a diverse, cohesive and talented faculty with leadership, expertise and achievements in areas including the biological and social sciences as well as health care professions. This is a 12-month tenured position to begin July 1, 2015 (negotiable).

Job Description: Working closely with the faculty of the School of Health Sciences, as well as the Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions, the Director will provide leadership to the School, including: Managing the School’s programs and budget, subject to approval by the Dean of the College; Providing recommendations for School faculty concerning appointments, promotions, salary adjustments, dismissals, and the conferment of tenure; Promoting the mission of the University, including its policies for institutional equity; Supporting School morale, quality teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and University/community/professional service; Implementing, in cooperation with School faculty members, the faculty workload provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement; Fostering democratic procedures within the School; Encouraging and supporting program development; Sharing information with and soliciting the views of members of the School on matters of general interest to the School, College or University; and adhering to School bylaws. The Director will also teach courses within one or more of the School’s programs; conduct research; provide service to the School, the College, the University, their profession, and the community; and mentor/advise students.

About the School of Health Sciences: The School of Health Sciences offers an exciting, diverse and collaborative work environment for faculty, staff, and students at CSU. Our diversity and commitment to improving healthcare is reflected in the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School. Our top priority in the School of Health Sciences is to provide quality education. Our faculty, who are expert practitioners and researchers, prepare students for dynamic careers in healthcare. Students learn by doing in the numerous hands-on labs, the campus Speech and Hearing Clinic, and as part of clinical work and Capstone projects within local communities. There are many opportunities for students to participate in service-learning in the community, clinical and fieldwork experiences, online learning, and in faculty research.

About the College of Sciences & Health Professions: The second largest of the University’s seven colleges, the College of Sciences and Health Professions has more than 110 full-time faculty and enrolls more than 2,600 students. The College has 14 master’s programs and 16 undergraduate programs focused on educating future researchers in both basic and applied science and health, clinicians in an array of health and social service professions, and teachers in mathematics and

science. The College also has a wide variety of doctoral programs including Ph.D. programs in collaboration with the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and with the University of Akron. The College of Sciences and Health Professions is also home to the country’s only master’s program in Diversity Management and the pre-med Urban Primary Care program co- managed by CSU and the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. College faculty members have received competitive grants for their innovative research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Department of Energy, NASA and others. Faculty members include: a Fulbright scholar, a faculty member receiving national teaching awards from the Carnegie Foundation and the American Statistical Society, two mathematics faculty members receiving the prestigious international Ford Prize (CSU is the only state university in the US to have multiple winners), as well as authors of nationally acclaimed textbooks and research books written by faculty in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, health sciences, and psychology.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent research doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health science, community health, a public health related field, or other related discipline
  • Record of academic accomplishment in higher education (research, teaching and service) commensurate with faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at CSU
  • Evidence of demonstrated success in academic leadership roles in higher education Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and implement a strategic vision for the School of Health Sciences
  • Evidence of ability to effectively administer and advocate for a complex academic unit with diverse instructional, research, and service programs
  • Team building and management skills
  • Past experience in developing and implementing complex graduate professional programs/higher education curricula specific to speech pathology/audiology, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy.
  • Past experience in managing professional program accreditation reviews
  • Evidence of potential for obtaining funding for program development and research
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with individuals of varying cultural and minority backgrounds
  • Evidence of the ability to promote and enhance the diversity, cultural competence, and/or cultural sensitivity of the School through its research, teaching, and service activities Applicant Instructions

    Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. The uploaded PDF or Word application documents must include: 1) an application letter addressing the candidate’s fit with the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position, 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) the names of three professional references, with postal addresses, e- mail addresses, and phone numbers (note that reference information may be submitted within the same document as and at the end of the application letter). All materials and information submitted shall remain strictly confidential. Hiring is contingent on maintaining the existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. The position will remain open until filled.