The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health Professions


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions invites
applications for a twelve-month tenure track appointment for the position of Associate
Professor/Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs has responsibility for providing oversight, innovative, collaborative and
strategic leadership for the planning, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of all aspects of the academic vision for the College of Health Professions. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is a key member of the College’s Executive Committee and reports to the Dean. Qualifications for this position include: an earned PhD or EdD degree, at least three years of academic administrative experience as an Assistant Dean, or equivalent, or Departmental/Division Chair/Interim Chair or Departmental Assistant/Vice Chair, exceptional leadership skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to affirmative action, and evidence of meeting student and faculty needs in a culturally diverse environment. Opportunities exist to maintain a clinical, applied, and/or basic science research foci that is complementary to research in movement and rehabilitative sciences, audiology & speech pathology diabetes/obesity, bone biology, cancer cachexia and/or muscle biology.

The successful candidate will receive a very competitive salary and benefits, and with an active research program, excellent research startup funds and laboratory space. The position is based in Memphis, Tennessee, but has responsibilities to College campuses in Memphis, and Knoxville (and with plans to expand to Nashville).

The College of Health Professions
The College serves as an administrative home for allied health programs offered through the
Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health
Informatics and Information Management, Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy
(https://uthsc.edu/health-professions/). Other departments will be added to the College over the next 3 years, as the college moves to an exciting phase of unprecedented growth in research, education, and clinical service under the new Dean, Stephen E. Alway, PhD., F.A.C.S.M.

Application and Nomination Process:
A full description of this position can be found at: http://uthsc.edu/healthprofessions/
employment.php. The position will be available April 1, 2018. Screening of
applications will begin in February and continue until a qualified candidate fills the position.
Nominations of qualified individuals are welcomed.

Qualified individuals should submit a complete curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that
outlines qualifications and credentials, research interests and accomplishments, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of five professional references to: Paul S. Edwards, MBA, MAcc, Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration, College of Health Professions, 930 Madison Avenue, Room 632. Memphis, Tennessee 38163. Digital applications are preferred (Email: pedwar12@uthsc.edu). Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Additional required documentation of U.S Citizenship or evidence of the ability to lawfully work in the U.S. is required for full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.