Dean of the College of Health Sciences (COHS)

Montana State University

Northern , MT

Job posting number: #7249012

Posted: May 29, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Statement
The Dean of the College of Health Sciences (COHS) oversees all academic programs within the College of Health Sciences including: Associate of Science in Nursing; RN-BSN Completion; Integrated Health Sciences with concentrations in Pre-Allied Health and Exercise Science; and any additional programs as developed by the College and approved by the Institution/BOR where appropriate. The Dean of COHS reports directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and collaborates with other Deans and faculty across campus to create innovative, interdisciplinary opportunities for Northern students. The Dean of COHS oversees accreditation readiness in both Nursing and Exercise Science; develops and manages the COHS budget; engages with external partners in developing articulation agreements, forming partnerships, and fund raising; and works with faculty within COHS to develop, assess, and update a college-level strategic plan and create innovative curriculum and programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as the chief academic officer for the College
Collaborate with faculty within COHS to develop, assess, and update a college-level strategic plan
Engage in evidence-based decision making with respect to the use of COHS resources and student outcomes
Develop and administer College budget allocation and other long-range planning details to achieve College and University objectives
Seek out, identify, and pursue external funding to enhance resources available for programmatic offerings
Serve as primary contact for, and develop relationships with, business, industry, other educational providers, and community agencies
Expand COHS programming to address emerging needs within health sciences-related industries
Increase diversity programming and academic opportunities for minority populations including, but not limited to, Native Americans and international populations
Maintain open communication with clinical agencies and state/national accreditation agencies to ensure proper program administration structures are in place, programs are up to date, and that there is continuous improvement in student training and placement
Recommend faculty appointments to the Provost and provide input on all full-time and part-time COHS instructors, and CRRNS
Orient, guide, assign, and evaluate all COHS staff according to the relevant collective bargaining agreement and University policy
Serve as an impartial point of contact for student, staff, and faculty inquiries and concerns
Foster the professional development of students and faculty (e.g., encouraging and, where appropriate, budgeting for in-service and conference attendance; hosting career readiness workshops offered through industry partners)
Review and revise the University catalog pertaining to all College-level programming each year
Review and revise the websites of the COHS and each COHS program to ensure readability, accuracy, and relevancy and to increase marketability
Spearhead the development of, and implement innovations in, the recruitment of students into all programs within COHS
Interpret and implement the administration policies, rules, regulations, and recommendations of the College, the University, and relevant external program-specific oversight bodies
Prepare and submit all reporting required for initial or continued accreditation of programs within the College or by state or federal agencies
Attend faculty/staff meetings to stay up to date regarding University procedures and regulations and to provide College-level information and feedback to representatives and leaders from the broader campus community
Participate in shared governance and University committee work, as necessary
Attend State and System-level meetings and meetings of external boards and associations, as appropriate
Actively participate in institution-level fund raising activities and strategic planning with a focus on university growth
Demonstrate ethical behavior at all times
Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Provost
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Doctoral degree in a field represented by, or closely related to, one of the programs within the College of Health Sciences; ABD candidates considered
Successful experience in progressively responsible administrative positions in higher education or a healthcare-related environment
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the pursuit of an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Ability to develop and enhance relationships with alumni and other external constituencies
Ability to generate resources through partnering, grant writing, and fundraising
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated effectiveness in program/personnel supervision and oversight
Successful experience in strategic planning
Experience with program assessment and accreditation
Experience with curriculum development, assessment, and revision
A strong commitment to shared faculty governance
A proven commitment to the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty and students
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment overseeing and managing major projects, multiple priorities, and deadlines
Successful experience with establishing and/or maintaining community partnerships
Experience collaborating with tribal communities
Experience with union/collective bargaining units
Meets the requirements to sit as the primary administrator for one or more of the accredited programs in the College
The Successful Candidate Will
Special Requirements
Physical Demands
The ability with or without reasonable accommodations to work in a typical office environment and to travel when necessary.

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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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