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Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523
8 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Colorado State University invites applications and nominations
for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human
Sciences. This position is an exciting opportunity for an
outstanding individual to provide visionary leadership for a
growing college at one of the nation's leading research
The Dean is the principal administrative and academic officer of
the College and reports to the Provost/Executive Vice President of
the University. This position provides leadership to the College by
working with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to
establish a strong vision, and collaborating with others to achieve
that vision. The Dean is responsible for managing and ensuring the
quality of the College's academic programs and curriculum,
fostering a strong research culture, implementing policies,
managing personnel and financial resources, and providing strong
leadership for development and fundraising initiatives. Colorado
State University is committed to creating a university community
that values and supports diversity.
With a commitment to the principles of equity and inclusive
excellence, the College of Health and Human Sciences provides
transformative academic, research, and outreach programs that
promote the health and well-being of people, their environments,
and communities in which they live. The College is comprised of
eight academic units: the Departments of Construction Management,
Design and Merchandising, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Health
and Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies, and
Occupational Therapy, and the Schools of Education and Social Work.
Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment is over 5,000 students,
with 125 tenure-track and 60 full-time non-tenure track faculty
members. This includes primary and secondary majors, minors and
certificates. The College has the highest undergraduate enrollment
on campus and is home to 11 undergraduate majors, including three
of the most popular at CSU. Several of the College's academic
programs are nationally recognized or ranked. Each of the eight
academic units in the college has a program leading to the master's
degree and six offer a Ph.D. option. The College of Health and
Human Sciences houses 20 different Institutes, Centers, Special
Units, and Extension offices, designed to provide a broad range of
outreach activities, to support social, economic and community
development in Colorado, the nation, and the world.
University and City
Colorado State University, a prestigious Carnegie Doctoral
Research University, was established in 1870 and remains inspired
by its land-grant heritage and world-class faculty, staff and
students. CSU enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate,
and professional students, and is the largest employer in Fort
Collins with more than 7,400 faculty and staff. Colorado State
University is located 60 miles north of Denver in the city of Fort
Collins situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the
foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Fort Collins
is an active community. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and
other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty
and staff. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low
humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round.
Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season.
Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers
an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very
best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place
for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest
Mid-Size City in America, CBS Moneywatch List of Top 10 Best Places
to Retire, Outside Magazine Best Towns in America, among other
select recognitions:

An earned doctorate, terminal degree or equivalent professional
experience in a discipline within the CSU College of Health and
Human Sciences, or a related discipline;

An outstanding record of achievement that merits appointment as
tenured full professor in one of the CSU College of Health and
Human Sciences' academic units;
Administrative and/or leadership experience at the level of
dean, department head, director, or equivalent;
Demonstrated personnel and fiscal management/budget
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion,
as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation
of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.


Significant and successful administrative experience, with a
record of progressive leadership, in a large, complex higher
education institution or comparable organization;

A clear commitment to academic excellence and demonstrated
leadership in undergraduate or graduate education and scholarly
Demonstrated evidence of experience and/or ability in
leadership of successful fundraising initiatives;
Experience working with and across a diverse set of academic
disciplines in a scholarly and/or administrative capacity;

Ability to implement a shared strategic vision for the
Personal qualities that will facilitate open, participatory and
collaborative relationships with the University community and
external constituencies;

Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory, and
problem-solving skills.

Application Details
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled;
however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by
December 10, 2018.
Desired start date is July 1, 2019. Applicants should send a
letter expressing their qualifications and vision for the position,
specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications
for this position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and
contact information of five professional references. Submit
applications electronically to:
Questions and Nominations
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Beth
Walker, Dean, College of Business and Search Committee Chair, at
or .
Nominations are encouraged and should be sent by December 3,
2018 to: . Please
include the name, e-mail address and phone number of each
Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be kept
confidential within the committee until finalists are named for
campus interviews. References will not be contacted until advanced
stages of screening and candidates will receive prior
Background Check Policy
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study,
work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and
students. To support this environment and comply with applicable
laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of
background check conducted varies by position and can include, but
is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex
offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or
education verification. Background checks will be conducted when
required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the
university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
CSU - An Equal Employment Opportunity
Colorado State University is committed to providing an
environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based
on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry,
sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and
will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against
employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another
employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all
Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders
regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of
Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office
of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building,
Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice
President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101
Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80, (970)
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental, unit and institutional values,
candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the College
and University's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Category: Education , Keywords: Dean

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