Dean – College of Health And Behavioral Sciences

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) invites applications and nominations for Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS). Reporting to the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, the Dean represents the college publicly, provides visionary leadership, and develops and implements college plans that support and enhance UCA’s mission and strategic plan. The Dean works with a faculty whose achievements are recognized nationally and internationally.

COLLEGE: CHBS comprises the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences (including Nutrition and Interior Design), Health Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Military Science and Leadership, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology and Counseling. The college awards more undergraduate and graduate degrees in health and behavioral sciences than any other four-year institution in Arkansas. Advanced study opportunities for experienced professionals are provided through graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels and through continuing education workshops and seminars.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will demonstrate an accomplished record of higher education leadership, scholarship, successful fund-raising, and public service. Collaborative experience with external constituencies, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or other appropriate organizations, is desired, and extensive experience with accreditation is preferred. A terminal degree and teaching experience in a health profession or one of the college departments or programs is required, as is eligibility for faculty appointment with tenure in a department within the college.

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. The university offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.

COMMUNITY: UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, 30 miles northeast of Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K–12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced, and taxes are relatively low.

APPLICATION: A complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of leadership and educational philosophies, and names and contact information for three references.

Electronic applications are encouraged, PDF files are preferred. Send to:

Application materials not sent electronically should be addressed to:  Dean Search, Office of the Provost, Wingo Hall 213, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035

Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2013, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. UCA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

AVID: UCA dedicates itself to Academic Vitality, Integrity, and Diversity