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Kansas State University
Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Kansas State University in its search for Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
For full consideration, please apply by October 14, 2022.
This is a pivotal and exciting time at Kansas State University with a new president, a record year for research awards, a record fundraising year, the opening of a $1+ billion-dollar National Bio and Agro-defense facility, the strongest state budget supporting higher education in a decade, and the launch of an ambitious strategic planning effort to become the Next Generation Land-Grant University.
Kansas State University seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). The successful candidate must have the experience and vision to inspire, guide, and facilitate a strong and diverse faculty in the advancement of high-quality teaching, research, service, and extension while providing leadership that assures the integrity, excellence, and relevance and success of the College's multi-faceted programs for the 21st century.
This position is ideal for a cutting edge, student-centric leader with a proven history of successful growth initiatives, strong partnership and collaboration skills, and results-focused leadership. The next Dean will be required to sustain and grow the College of HHS’s excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; promote a team-oriented leadership approach; establish a vision and strategic direction; drive further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines, and degrees; and cultivate internal and external partnerships. The Dean must embrace and understand how increased diversity of thought and background among students, faculty, administration, and staff works to strengthen academic programs and enrich the University community.
The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President and serves as a member of the Dean’s Council.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, providing leadership, strategic vision and direction, and support for the College. In addition, the Dean provides university leadership to support and promote the academic mission of the university. Specific responsibilities of the Dean will include:
About the Institution
Kansas State University educates nearly 22,000 of tomorrow’s potential leaders and provides some of the best global food systems and biosecurity research in the world. The university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 73 master’s degrees, 44 doctoral degrees and 43 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation’s best colleges and the association of Public and Land-grant Universities designated Kansas State University as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.
Commonly referred to as K-State, the university is proud of its welcoming environment and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.
Diversity and Inclusion
Kansas State University has a long, storied history of embracing diversity and inclusion as a core component of their educational mission. As the nation’s first operational land-grant, K-State has always admitted students without regard to race, gender, or creed. Their commitment to meeting the needs and interests of a diverse student body and preparing all constituents for meaningful engagement in an ever changing, diverse world is unwavering. They believe that diversity adds value to the educational fabric of their institution and students are encouraged to capitalize on the learning opportunities that differences can create.
To learn more information about diversity and inclusion at K-State, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/diversity-inclusion
About the College of Health and Human Sciences
As part of Kansas State University, a comprehensive land-grant institution, the College of Health and Human Sciences is devoted to excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate on-campus and distance education, extension, and outreach. The College is fully committed to advancing the University’s land-grant mission and its vision to become a Next-Generation Land-Grant University.
The College of Health and Human Sciences has roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and approximately 210 faculty and staff. The College of Health and Human Sciences inspires and prepares passionate and caring individuals for a meaningful life and a career that promotes human well-being in the areas of business, design, teacher education, human behavior, and health sciences. Home to 17 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs housed in the departments of Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design and Fashion Studies; Kinesiology; Personal Financial Planning; and the K-State Center on Aging, we provide students with the education and skills needed to make an impact in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Please visit the college website (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/) for additional information regarding the College, its departments, and their program offerings.
Situated in the heart of northeast Kansas’ scenic Flint Hills, Manhattan’s 56,000 citizens enjoy a dynamic community with shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Manhattan is affectionately known as the “Little Apple,” a nod to its East Coast namesake, but has a vibrant culture all its own. Here is just a sampling of what residents look forward to year-round:
Learn more about the Manhattan community, at manhattan.org.
For full consideration, please apply by October 14, 2022
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Institution’s EEO Statement
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Background Screening Statement
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.