Academic Dean, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

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Position Information

Title Academic Dean, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
Department Office of the Dean-RHCHP (HCPD)
Position Category Faculty
FTE 1.00

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Will driving be required? No
If temporary, list start date
If temporary, list end date
Requested start date for this position 04/01/2018
Pay Rate Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits Eligible Yes
Campus Location Northwest Denver
Full-time or Part-time Full-Time
Posting Number 201101066

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Academic Dean of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) serves as the chief academic officer of the College and reports to the Provost. The Academic Dean is the chief advocate and spokesperson for RHCHP, supporting the leadership of the college’s schools and divisions in all aspects of their responsibilities. This includes working collaboratively with the Academic Leadership Council to develop strategic plans and achieve goals; attracting, developing, and retaining highly qualified faculty; monitoring trends in the healthcare industry and higher education to guide programming; overseeing faculty governance; ensuring appropriate assessment of outcomes; and integrating evidence-based technology and pedagogy that guarantee program quality.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Academic Dean is the visionary leader of RHCHP within the Jesuit mission and ensures the quality and integrity of all academic programs and student services within the college. In addition, the Academic Dean oversees the exploration and development of new majors, programs, and curricular offerings within the College.

The Academic Dean provides the overall direction to the college in every aspect of the student’s experience: how they are recruited and admitted; costs of tuition and how they are supported by financial aid; how well they are informed and guided before and during their matriculation with the University; the breadth, depth, currency, and relevance of the learning they are offered, their education through co-curricular offerings; and preparation for lifelong learning.

The Academic Dean serves in an external role to the College and University, developing relationships with community partners that support achievement of College goals. They devote substantial time in support of fundraising and university relations, and serve as a credible, articulate, and knowledgeable representative of the College and University in external communities. In addition, the Academic Dean works with school deans to develop unit-specific advisory groups and seeks ways to actively engage the College and its leadership with community partners and stakeholders.

The Academic Dean supervises the associate dean of RHCHP, the deans of the Schools of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and the Loretto Heights School of Nursing, and the associate dean of the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy. The Academic Dean is responsible for operations management and fiscal stewardship of the College, ensuring adequate revenues and responsible expenditures.

The Academic Dean is responsible for oversight and guidance of the RHCHP Academic Council and its respective committees. Through the Academic Council, the Academic Dean oversees the curriculum and academic policies and procedures, matters related to accreditation and regulation compliance, and coordination with other University academic and administrative units. The Academic Dean holds ultimate responsibility for all RHCHP academic programs offered on campus, at remote sites, and online.

The Academic Dean organizes the structures for coordination and cooperation of all RHCHP faculty and serves as a role model in leadership and in establishing and maintaining a personal record of scholarship and service.

The Academic Dean works collaboratively with the academic deans of the University’s other colleges in support of the overall Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University, and works in cooperation with University Advancement to establish programs for alumni relations and to participate in fund-raising.

Minimum Qualifications

The Academic Dean must possess an academic doctoral degree in a field related to the health professions. He or she must possess the qualifications to earn the rank of full professor in RHCHP, and have a minimum of 5 years of related experience in higher education. The Academic Dean must have excellent oral and written communication skills; experience as a university faculty member; a history of scholarship and professional involvement; a clear understanding of higher education norms, practices, expectations, and requirements; experience working with specialized accrediting agencies in the health professions; fiscal management skills; skill in negotiation and conflict management; and personnel management skills. The Academic Dean operates through multiple managerial levels within Regis University.

The holder of this position must be knowledgeable about the expectations, requirements, nuances, and biases of multiple health professions, each with its own accrediting agency and licensure requirements. The Academic Dean must have a good understanding of health care issues and trends across disciplines. They must have expertise in curricular design, development, and implementation in higher education. In addition, the Academic Dean must be able to lead the College in a manner that is consistent with Jesuit educational traditions and harmonious with the values of Regis University and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.

Preferred Qualifications
About Regis

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

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