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University of New Hampshire
College of Health and Human Services
New Hampshire
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Posted: 09/21/2021
Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Dean, College of Health and Human Services

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean serves as the chief academic and executive officer of CHHS. UNH’s fastest growing college, CHHS is poised to nurture and prepare students to become the health and human service leaders of tomorrow. Partnering with public and private organizations to enhance health and improve quality of life outcomes for the university, the state and the region, and across the globe, the new dean will have a robust opportunity to articulate and achieve both CHHS’s and the university’s strategic mission and goals to support research and provide the highest quality education and experience to its students. The university seeks a visionary and collaborative leader who will support faculty, staff, and students and advocate for dynamic academic programs infused with applied learning and innovative research that prepare students for lifelong success.

Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is the state’s flagship public research institution with an uncommon commitment to student success. UNH provides comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. With its R1 Carnegie Classification, UNH is committed to pursuing research that contributes to the greater good. UNH boasts award-winning faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and a main campus close to the ocean, mountains, and the major metropolitan hub of Boston.

With over 1700 undergraduates and 550 graduate students, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is a bustling, supportive, and interactive learning community of acclaimed teachers, researchers and clinicians, and students. The vision for CHHS, Knowledge for Healthy Living, and the college’s tagline, We Rise by Lifting Others, are expressions of the college’s commitment to the high-quality education of tomorrow’s health and human service professionals. The college seeks a creative, innovative, and accomplished academic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and vision for continued success. The dean will foster a collaborative culture where everyone’s perspective is honored and respected. The dean will be a divergent thinker with the ability to transform different perspectives into new initiatives and solutions. The dean will hold outstanding academic and professional credentials that are commensurate with those expected for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of full professor within CHHS and demonstrate effective leadership and management experience within an academic setting.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director, Storbeck Search

Corey Lohnes, Managing Director, Grant Cooper

Carol Fairborn, Associate, Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit UNH’s home page at

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.