University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston


UTMB Health

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, School of Health Professions.

UTMB is an organization with a compelling vision for healthcare and an environment that is proudly interprofessional and collegial in its pursuit of educational, clinical and research programs that serve the needs of its community.  The UTMB School of Health Professions (SHP) was the first allied health school in the Southwest U.S. when it opened its doors in 1968.  The School is comprised of approximately 826 undergraduate and graduate students and ranked 13th in top National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the fiscal year 2016. Today, the School offers Baccalaureate degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Respiratory Care; Master’s degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition & Metabolism; and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.  

The School of Health Professions is well known for its commitment to innovation, the aptitude of its graduates, and its wonderful history of accomplishments. In addition, SHP continues to provide outstanding opportunities in community outreach, global health, and interprofessional learning for students.

The next Dean will bring a vision that supports the existing high standards and goals for the SHP and motivate the School to achieve even higher levels of performance.  S/he will have the opportunity to build upon the School’s legacy of excellence in education, research, and clinical service that is well established at UTMB, while continuously exploring opportunities to expand SHP’s program offerings and interprofessional learning.   

The ability of the Dean to continue to develop strategic partnerships within and beyond the overall UTMB campus is critical to ensure SHP’s continued success as the premier resource for health education in the state. The Dean must be a compelling leader whose passion for the educational, clinical, and research missions energize the students, faculty, and staff, to commit themselves to a shared, strategic vision of excellence in all missions. 

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized leader with a strong track record of academic excellence and professional accomplishment.  S/he will have demonstrated success in leading an academic, clinical and research enterprise with the ability to foster programmatic growth through innovation, collaboration and technology development. 

Korn Ferry is assisting UTMB with this important search.  Please forward applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Ashley Cordell, Associate

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.