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  • Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS)

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The College seeks a vibrant leader who will build on its past record of success to provide leadership. UWM's CHS ( is one of the largest colleges in the state and region that prepares students for careers in the health professions and health sciences. Formally established in 1975, the College has 111 faculty and staff, 1,840 undergraduate students and 303 graduate students. A complete range of health-related degree programs are offered, including seven undergraduate and five master's degree programs, threedoctoral programs, two joint degree programs, and numerous specialized certificate programs through the College's five academic departments: Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Informatics and Administration, Kinesiology, and Occupational Sciences and Technology.

    The Dean is expected to provide leadership for the College and exercise responsibility for its academic and administrative operations, including personnel, budget, programs, and physical facilities. The successful candidate will have the following professional qualities and qualifications:

    • Professional and scholarly achievement sufficient to be tenured as a full professor in a department within the College of Health Sciences.

    • A record of effective leadership, strategic and evidence-based decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem solving within an institution over an extended period of time.

    • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of disciplines and degree programs at graduate and undergraduate levels, including professionally accredited and licensure programs.

    • Effective management and experience in budgeting, including resource management and allocation.

    • Successful record of integrating research, teaching, and service within an organizational structure as part of a balanced educational program.

    Detailed descriptions of the position, the CHS, UWM and the City of Milwaukee are available at

    The Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2015 and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications must be received on or before February 28, 2015. Applications received after this date may not receive consideration.

    The Chair of the Search and ScreenCommittee, Professor Dave Edyburn, welcomes all inquiries and nominations via email,

    Nominations should include a nominee's name, position, email and telephone number. Application materials must include a cover letter, a complete resume, and contact information for at least five references, uploaded through UWM's Applicant Information Management System (AIMS): In accordance with Wisconsin's Open Records Law, requests for confidentiality by nominees and applicants will be honored, if so requested, except that names and titles of the finalists must be disclosed.

    UWM is an AA/EOE employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.