Director, School of Health Sciences
Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI

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The School of Health Sciences at Eastern Michigan University is seeking a Director. Health Sciences is one of four Schools within the College of Health and Human Services; all four Directors report to the Dean of the College.

Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, about 10 miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has off campus satellite sites around the state. With nearly 25,000 students, EMU provides a rich learning environment for the campus community. Our students represent 45 states and 93 foreign countries.

The College of Health and Human Services, one of five colleges in the University, has demonstrated significant growth in both student enrollment and resources over the last several years. The other Schools in the College include the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and School of Health Promotion and Human Performance.

The Director of School of Health Sciences will provide leadership for seven professional programs: Clinical Laboratory Sciences – undergraduate; Clinical Research Administration – graduate; Dietetics and Human Nutrition – undergraduate and graduate; Gerontology – undergraduate and graduate; Health Administration – undergraduate and graduate; Occupational Therapy – graduate; Therapeutic Recreation – undergraduate. Additional program concentrations are in the final approval process.

The successful applicant for the Director position will possess:
• Demonstrated leadership ability and innovative thinking to facilitate both growth and enhanced quality within and across all programs in the School of Health Sciences.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with community agency partners, with faculty, staff, and students in the School, with administrators in the College and throughout the University, and with current and potential donors.
• A distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, service, and practice within the profession.
• Demonstrated administrative, organizational, and management skills.
• An earned doctorate from an accredited university, preferably in one of the seven professional programs in the School.
• The ability to be appointed to a tenure track position in one of the seven professional programs in the School.
• Additional preferred qualifications:
o Experience with professional accreditation practices.
o Demonstrated success in obtaining grant funding.
Other Desired Qualifications
Essential Duties
Prepare and monitor departmental budget for personal services, supplies, maintenance, and equipment and other grants and contracts.
Provide departmental leadership in the development of new programs and revision of existing ones.
Evaluate faculty performance for tenure, promotion and merit increase recommendations to the Dean of the College.
Plan, develop and schedule departmental course offerings.
Advise students regarding such matters as curricular requirements, transfer of courses, availability of classes, and academic problems and/or grievances.
Recruit and interview prospective faculty.
Advise and assist College Deans in program and policy development.
Participate in local, national, and professional associations to continue personal academic development and promote the University.
Establish and maintain public relations activities with governmental, educational, civic and community agencies.
Consult with department faculty at periodic staff meetings.
Approve department listings in graduate and undergraduate catalogs.
Teach a department course during one or more semesters.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
Working Conditions
Work is performed in a typical office/academic environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications materials should include a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Barbara Scheffer, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, (734) 487-0077.
If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.
% appointment
If Grant Funded, Duration
Division/Major Operating Unit
Academic Affairs
Work Location
Everett L. Marshall Building
M – F / 8:00am – 5:00pm

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