Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), a nationally recognized academic and clinical institution, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for assisting the Dean with the implementation of the strategic plan; coordinating academic programs and graduate studies within the College; assisting with the development and evaluation of both new and existing academic programs; leading faculty development efforts in the areas of research and education; and ensuring the quality of the academic programs offered meet the highest standards of excellence. As a senior administrator within the College, this individual will lead through accountability for, and strong stewardship of, the College’s human, financial and other resources. This person will also participate in, and promote teaching, professional and community service, research and scholarship within the college. This position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment and experience in leadership, administration, research scholarship and education. Candidates will have a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) and associated credentials in a field appropriate to providing academic leadership for the Department. In addition, acceptable candidates will have credentials that merit appointment as senior faculty; experience as a university academic administrator, at the level of program director or coordinator, department chairperson or above; successful track record of overseeing accreditation processes; established research, scholarship and teaching records; experience with university and college academic, student and business affairs; a good background in educational research, statistics and educational evaluation; and excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills. Candidates with experience in academic medical centers strongly preferred.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Cover letters and Letters of interest that include curriculum vitae should be sent to:
Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a tertiary academic medical center located in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) on the near west side of Chicago. The IMD is the largest urban medical district in the United States. RUMC encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults... and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It also includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building. The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics, housed in the new Orthopedic Building, offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the evaluation and management of individuals with communication (speech, language and hearing) and swallowing problems and for clinical training.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.