George Mason University
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University (Mason), Virginia's largest public research institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is composed of the School of Nursing and the Departments of Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Science, and Social Work. It is anticipated that a School of Public Health will be established within the College in 2018. In fall 2017, the College will move into its brand new, state-of-the-art building located at the entrance to campus, bringing all CHHS programs under one roof for the very first time. In this context, CHHS seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary Dean to propel the College forward and to advance its national reputation.
Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Dean will oversee a School with nearly 2,000 undergraduate students, nearly 800 graduate students, 55 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 46 term faculty, 40 staff, and an operating budget of $22 million. The College boasts $14.1 million in active research funding. In fiscal year 2016, research expenditures totaled $4.2 million, and $6 million in expenditures are projected for fiscal year 2017. The Dean's primary objective is to provide innovative leadership to the College (faculty, administrators, staff and students) in all aspects of operation, including academic affairs, administration and planning, student recruitment and career placement, enrollment management and financial aid, financial management, and institutional advancement.
Ranked 14th in U.S. News and World Report's list of the most innovative national universities, Mason is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with unsurpassed geographical access to the U.S. government, international organizations and major corporations across a myriad of industries. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education includes Mason among institutions in the “Highest Research Activity” (R1) category, and U.S. News and World Report ranks Mason among the top 150 research universities in the United States. The University enrolls 35,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries. 49% of Mason students are minorities, and they graduate at the same rate as other classmates, despite a significant national disparity in minority graduation rates. 36% of the university's undergraduates are first generation college students.
Interested candidates from academia will have credentials for appointment at Full Professor level, including a terminal degree and a record of success in research. Degree requirements for candidates from outside academia are more flexible. More importantly, such candidates must have strong professional experience, with national and/or international stature, and must understand the academic enterprise. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success at building programs and/or organizations, substantial experience leading change, commitment to the teaching, research and clinical missions, and a genuine appetite and aptitude to engage in fundraising.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and any supporting materials that they deem relevant to:
Jett Pihakis, Ph.D.
Russell Reynolds Associates
George Mason University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.