Morgantown, WV United States
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Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

West Virginia University, School of Public Health, Academic Affairs

Job Title: Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Job Location: Morgantown , WV
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Academic administration & affairs
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: 4/18/2019
Date Posted: 2019-03-18
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
West Virginia University

The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs will have primary oversight for the Master of Public Health Program (MPH) as Director. The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs will function as a member of the Deanís senior leadership team and work collaboratively with all departments and programs within the School. This faculty position will be full-time with approximately 50% percent dedicated to duties as the Assistant Dean and Director and the remainder to teaching, service, and research.

The overarching goal for the administrative portion of this position is to ensure compliance with the 2016 Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accreditation standards as part of reaccreditation for 2020 and to address gaps identified as part of the strategic planning process for the School of Public Health.

This position will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Establishing and implementing a strategic plan to ensure the continued success of the MPH program;
  • Identifying strengths in the existing program structure in addition to gaps that create opportunities for growth;
  • Identifying emerging issues in the practice of public health to inform program development and resource needs;
  • Facilitating the development of dual programs in compliance with graduate school mandates and requirements;
  • Ensuring accreditation compliance with distance and online learning;
  • Fostering and facilitating a broad understanding of preparation and training needs of MPH students to the teaching faculty and school leadership to ensure alignment of these in all MPH program majors representing the schoolís MPH program;
  • Responsibility to ensure that course requirements, practice-based experiences, the integrated learning experience, and the MPH Core are designed to prepare a competent public health workforce and/or prepare students appropriately for the pursuit of a terminal degree;
  • Ensure program compliance with required 2016 CEPH accreditation criteria at all faculty and staff levels.

Job Requirements

Doctorate degree (ScD, PhD, DrPH).

  • An academic record to support appointment to Associate Professor or higher level. Must be a highly respected public health leader with a strong record in teaching, service, and research.
  • Previous experience with leadership in a CEPH accredited program preferred but not required.

The administrative component of this position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student, and Faculty Affairs. Furthermore, this assignment includes a faculty component with the remaining 50% effort to be distributed among teaching, faculty, and research in consultation with the Department Chair serving the candidateís preference for an academic home.

We are a Council on Education School of Public Health (CEPH) accredited School and embrace the values of integrity, respect and equity in our programs and policies. The successful candidate will be vetted with these values in mind. Our new Assistant Dean will be a highly respected public health leader with a strong record of academic achievement, policy and program development, and demonstrated teaching success.

It is expected that this individual would have the necessary academic record to be appointed as a member of the Graduate faculty member at the level of Associate Professor or higher with a doctorate degree (ScD, PhD, DrPH) and make important contributions to the teaching and research mission of the school.

The starting date is negotiable and salary is to be commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Information and Application Process Instructions

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at West Virginia University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Shonnette Kingston as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Shonnette Kingston
PO Box 9190
PO Box 9190
Morgantown , WV 26506
United States
Phone: 3042932503

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