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Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences Dayton, OH

The University of Dayton (UD) seeks a collaborative, inclusive, equity-minded, and forward-looking academic leader to serve as the Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences. This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurial and mission-driven individual to join a welcoming community to help chart the evolution of a growing school of diverse disciplines focused on improving education and health outcomes for communities.

UD enrolls 11,300 students, including 8,225 full-time undergraduates, and is one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities and the largest private university in Ohio. Embedded in the dynamic city of Dayton, OH, and grounded in its Catholic, Marianist tradition, UD provides education to develop the whole student and is committed to experiential learning.

SEHS is in the midst of dynamic growth as it charts a path towards even greater impact through its remarkably diverse disciplinary and programmatic offerings. SEHS is currently organized in six academic departments that include Counselor Education and Human Services, Educational Administration, Health and Sport Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Education, and Teacher Education. Several new programs launched in fall 2019, including the innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in partnership with Sinclair Community College, a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as two hybrid online programs, the Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations and a Master’s in Applied Behavioral Analysis. SEHS also houses several programs ranging from the Urban Teacher Academy that supports undergraduate students interested in working in urban school districts to the Lalanne program that, in partnership with the Center for Catholic Education, supports early career Catholic school educators.

SEHS is home to 69 full time faculty members, 78 part time faculty members, 76 staff members and serves 2,041 students, including 1,040 full-time undergraduates. The School’s operational budget is $18.8 million.

UD seeks a leader with proven strategic leadership skills; an expressed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence and a track record of individual action and institutional leadership to advance diversity and inclusion; an expressed willingness to engage with and advance the core Catholic and Marianist educational values of the University of Dayton; a strong commitment to shared governance; and the ability to build meaningful collaborations as the institution continually strives for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in education or health sciences with qualifications that merit the rank of full professor with tenure at the University of Dayton.

Natalie Leonhard is leading this search with Sabrina Singh.

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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