The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
The Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Council of Deans. The dean serves as the public representative for the college, provides visionary leadership, and develops and implements plans for the college that support and enhance the university’s mission of promoting academic vitality, integrity, and diversity. The dean works with a faculty whose contributions to health professions are recognized nationally.
The CHBS is comprised of the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Military Science and Leadership, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology and Counseling.The college awards more undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in the health and behavioral sciences than any other four-year institution in Arkansas.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an accomplished record of higher education leadership, scholarship, fund raising, and public service. Collaborative experience with external constituencies, including accrediting organizations in the health professions and other appropriate institutions or corporations is required. Candidates must have a terminal degree, and sufficient experience in teaching, research, and service to qualify for the rank of professor in one of the departments or programs in the college. As part of the stated mission, the University of Central Arkansas encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
UCA has six colleges with an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students, and is located in Conway, Arkansas, a progressive, rapidly growing community of nearly 60,000, just 35 miles northwest of the state capital of Little Rock. Conway is home for two private colleges, in addition to UCA, which is currently ranked in the top 60 universities and colleges in the region by U.S. News and World Report.
Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2012. A complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of leadership philosophy, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information of five references. Application materials may be mailed to:
Office of the Provost
College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Dean Search Committee