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Augusta University seeks a founding dean to help establish and lead its new School of Public Health. The dean will have a unique opportunity to shape the vision for the school and to position Augusta University to make a transformational impact on population health across Georgia and around the world.
The new School of Public Health builds upon a rich legacy of public health research, teaching and service at Augusta University. The school will unify related programs across the institution and add coherence to public health research and scholarship while preparing the next generation of public health professionals, scholars and leaders.
Augusta University seeks in the dean an entrepreneurial leader, accomplished educator and distinguished scholar. The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of sustained research, substantial prior administrative experience and strong visibility within the public health community.
An earned doctoral degree in a related discipline is required along with significant relevant academic administrative experience. The successful candidate will have credentials and a record of accomplishment commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor at Augusta University. To learn more, read the leadership profile.
One of only four public research universities in Georgia and the only one with a nationally recognized academic health center, Augusta University is dedicated to training future innovators, leaders and health care providers. Its 10 colleges offer 160 degrees across four campuses and off-site instructional locations throughout Georgia. More than 1,800 faculty provide exceptional instruction, mentorship and education experiences to nearly 10,000 students both inside and beyond the classroom.
Under the leadership of President Brooks A. Keel, Augusta University has founded a School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and established the Augusta University Cyber Institute, added on-campus undergraduate and graduate residence halls and grown undergraduate enrollment by more than 22% and graduate enrollment by 63%. Augusta University has launched a new strategic plan focused on innovation, engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion. Guided by the emerging plan, the university seeks to expand enrollment to 16,000 students by 2030.
The university’s nearly $100 million research enterprise reflects a longstanding commitment to improving and enriching the human experience, particularly in the biomedical sciences. The city of Augusta provides the backdrop to several government and corporate partnerships critical to the nation’s cyber security and technology enterprise, including the U.S. Army Cyber Command, the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency and the Savannah River National Laboratory, which provide tremendous opportunity for Augusta faculty, researchers, students and graduates.
WittKieffer is assisting Augusta University in this search. Applications should include a CV and letter of interest. Materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Mercedes Chacón Vance at AugustaPublicHealthDean@wittkieffer.com.
Augusta University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.