Georgia Southern University
*Dean, Waters College of Health Professions* Georgia Southern University (Georgia Southern) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP). In order to guide the College toward a bold vision of excellence, the University seeks candidates who are inspirational, creative, and accomplished leaders in their fields, with a strong commitment to academic excellence and shared governance. *The University:* Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to Georgia Southern’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility. In 2018, Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated creating an institution that retained the Georgia Southern University name comprised of nine colleges on three campuses: the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville. The University serves more than 27,000 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities. As a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a Public Impact Research mission that focuses on community engagement, economic support, and professional development, Georgia Southern is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta offering 141-degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. As the University continues to build upon the existing momentum in its research and scholarship capabilities, Georgia Southern’s expert faculty can be found at the forefront investigating, engaging, and discovering new methods for addressing many of the challenges facing the world today. In support of these efforts, the University strives to further elevate its Public Impact Research mission by partnering with industry, businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to make meaningful and sustainable differences in the local, regional, and global communities it serves. Georgia Southern provides transformative learning opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse student population through its legacy of commitment to academic excellence and personal attention. Through the shared resources of its multiple locations, the University creates vibrant learning environments that foster an inclusive, student-centered culture of engagement designed to prepare students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities. The University enhances the quality of life and drives economic development in the Coastal Georgia region, the State of Georgia, and beyond by supporting collaborative efforts in technological innovation, scientific advancement, education, health services, artistic creativity, and cultural enrichment. Faculty, staff, and students embrace the values of integrity, civility, kindness, respect, sustainability, citizenship, and social responsibility in every facet of the University. For more information about Georgia Southern, please visit *The Waters College of Health Professions:* The Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) is one of the ten colleges that comprise Georgia Southern University. The College was established to provide comprehensive and innovative programs to enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities within a global society. The College’s nationally accredited programs train outstanding leaders through engaged teaching and learning opportunities, scholarly and creative research, and socially responsive service activities. With a commitment to interdisciplinary learning and professional excellence, WCHP prepares the next generation for success. *The College’s mission is to prepare future health professionals through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse comm*unities. WCHP offers a broad range of majors, minors, and certificates to over 4,900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The College is home to approximately 134 full-time faculty, 119 part-time faculty,19 staff, and 90 graduate assistants that are dedicated to the development of its students and serving the community. For more information about the Waters College of Health Profession, please use the following link: chp.georgiasouthern.edu/. *Position Summary:* Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer and spokesperson for the Waters College of Health Professions. The Dean will lead the College through the process of articulating and implementing a new strategic plan that will create a new identity, vision, and strengthening external partnerships to advance academic excellence and nourish community partnerships to advance academic excellence, research, and community engagement. The Dean will serve as a strong advocate for the College, its faculty, and its students to work toward strengthening inter-disciplinary efforts within the University and other community partners within the State of Georgia. In addition, the Dean will also promote the visibility and reputation of the College both inside and outside the University through interactions with a broad array of constituencies to advance the College and University’s reputation locally, regionally, and nationally. In their role, the Dean will serve as a dynamic and collaborative leader and must be prepared to join an innovative and forward-looking administration dedicated to enhancing the College’s current capabilities and its impact within the region. As a result of their rapid growth, Southeast Georgia and Savannah are home to a dynamic economy and expanding healthcare infrastructure and the Dean will be in the unique position to lead the WCHP’s and University’s efforts toward playing a central role in the future growth of the region and the state of Georgia. As its most ardent champion, the Dean must tirelessly endeavor to strengthen an organization committed to its mission to prepare students to be productive citizens and contributing members of an ever-changing and complex society. *Qualifications:* Georgia Southern seeks a Dean with exemplary academic achievements. The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in a related field from an accredited institution and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement commensurate with an appointment as a full professor with tenure in one of the departments in the College. The candidate must also possess a strong sense of professional ethics and demonstrated academic leadership and administrative experience. For a complete description of the required and preferred qualifications, please visit *Application Process:* Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications and a current curriculum vitae. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: *Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner* *Robin Reyes, Senior Associate* Email: ** Refer to code “GSU – WCHP” in the subject line SP&A Executive Search 6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601 Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact Denise Gebara, Director of Talent Acquisition and Employment Services, at .
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