Dean - Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio

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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Dean must first and foremost be a leader who can direct and guide the ongoing positive growth of the college.  The dean should have achieved a substantial record of personal excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic administration in a higher educational setting.  The Dean will demonstrate an active commitment to the college’s mission and those it serves.  The Dean will also communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies, articulating clearly and passionately the College and University’s academic mission and strategic aspirations. 

The Dean will embrace the faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching and quality scholarship, along with supporting the connections between the two.  In addition, the Dean will strengthen and foster a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, students, and staff.  Finally, the Dean will lead by modeling character, passion, integrity, and the pursuit of knowledge.

 About the College of Health and Human Services (

The College was founded in 1973 and offers a total of eight different bachelor’s degrees, four professional master’s degrees and one doctoral degree.  In addition to these department-based programs, the College also offers one bachelor’s and one master’s degree in collaboration with the University of Toledo Health Science Campus.  Programs are accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Education for Public Health, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Long-term Care Administrator Boards.  Degrees offered include:

Department of Public and Allied Health

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Science with Specializations in:
    • Allied Health
    • Applied Microbiology
    • Health Science
    • Health Care Administration
    • Public Health
    • Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health

 Department of Human Services

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology with Specialization in Long-Term Care Administration
  • Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Gerontology

 Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Doctoral Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

 Nursing Program

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

 There are numerous new initiatives and unique strategic development opportunities within the College. The College and its Criminal Justice Program have developed a new interdisciplinary forensic science curriculum at the undergraduate level and is planning an additional undergraduate degree in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.  The State of Ohio is building a forensic science/criminal investigation facility on BGSU’s campus and BGSU will be the only academic institution in Ohio with a state crime lab on its campus.  New graduate degree programs are proposed for a collaborative Master of Health Services Administration (with the College of Business Administration) and a Master of Social Work with a gerontological focus. In addition to these new academic programs, the College is in the process of a major addition and enhancement of space to house the Medical Laboratory Science program and the Food and Nutrition program, further  improving collaborative opportunities.   Finally, the College leads the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence for Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan, which was designated as a Center of Excellence by the state of Ohio in 2010.  The mission of the Center is to stimulate and promote basic and applied research and education about health and wellness for disease prevention, health promotion, health communication, quality of life improvement, and related economic benefits for Ohio and beyond.

 About the University

Established in 1910, Bowling Green State University is organized into 8 academic colleges (Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, BGSU Firelands, Graduate College, Health and Human Services, Musical Arts, Technology) and 2 campus locations. The Bowling Green campus is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, on a beautiful 1338 acre site approximately 20 miles south of Toledo and 115 miles west of Cleveland. The Firelands campus, opened in 1968, is situated on an additional 216 acres in Huron, Ohio. The university is tradition-rich, yet forward thinking, and offers its students, faculty and staff a vibrant and exciting education community, and significantly contributes to the economic development of the northwest region of Ohio and the entire state.

 With more than 900 faculty, the university offers over 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. In addition to the Bowling Green campus, the Firelands campus offers 4 certificate programs, 14 associate degree programs representing 23 areas of study, 8 bachelor’s degree programs, and 2 master’s degree programs. BGSU enrolls more than 20,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 Successful candidates will present the following qualifications

Minimum Credential Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines represented in the College or related field
  • Distinguished credentials in teaching, scholarly research/creative activity, and service meriting appointment with tenure at the rank of professor
  • A minimum of three to five years in academic leadership roles in a university setting


  • Demonstrated successful experience with building teams, strategic planning and achieving goals through outcomes assessment
  • Success in fostering interdisciplinary and intercollegiate collaborations in research, teaching, and community service
  • A record of successful fundraising and the experience and ability to attract extramural funding
  • Knowledge of and experience with technological innovations in health and human service
  • Commitment to and demonstrated record of  promoting diversity and a global focus
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and business sense and the ability to manage budgets
  • A keen appreciation for a campus that is primarily residential in nature, ideally with previous experiences in similar settings and an acknowledgement of their academic and extracurricular opportunities and challenges
  • Demonstrated understanding of the opportunities for non-traditional students as well as the willingness to embrace alternative course and program delivery


  • A transformational leader who can support and leverage the creative nature of the College and its faculty, staff, and students
  • An ability to understand and represent all programs within the college as well as support new programs and innovative ideas to build upon the College’s national prominence
  • The awareness, knowledge, and skills requisite for effectively engaging with a diverse, multicultural community of faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to facilitate ongoing professional development of faculty and staff
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to foster an open environment
  • Capable of and comfortable in making data driven decisions
  • Responsive to regional needs

 The Application Process

Application materials should include a letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position and complete curriculum vitae.  Nominations are encouraged.  All nominations and applications shall be confidential to the extent permitted by law.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Individuals with a strong interest in this position are encouraged to submit their materials by July 28, 2013.  We anticipate a start date of January 1, 2014.  Applications and written nominations should be directed to:

                                    Office of the Provost

                                    Ms. Lori Schultz

                                    225 McFall Center

                                    Bowling Green, OH  43403

 BGSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  Background check is required for employment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Applied Health Science
  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Care
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Gerontology
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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