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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, materials should be submitted by December 7, 2016. Nominations should include the name, position, email and telephone number of the nominee. Application materials must include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, academic curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five references.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title DEAN
Working Title: DEAN
Position Number 02030285
Division B70 Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health
Department ****B70 ZSPH DEAN SEARCH****
Position Type Limited Appointment
Appointment Type Limited, Tenured Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Executive/Limited
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of Dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. UWM recently received two significant recognitions. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation granted the campus the Community Engagement Classification for its significant work in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s southeast region. In February 2016, UWM was designated a Research 1 (R-1) doctoral research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. One of 115 universities in the country with this designation, UWM’s achievement in research is due in part to the contributions from the new graduate degree-granting schools in public health and freshwater sciences. This recognition attests to UWM’s efforts to become a “top-tier research university.”

The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health is to advance population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice among diverse communities in Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond through education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for health-promoting policies and strategies.

Job Summary

The Dean of the Zilber School of Public Health reports directly to the Provost of the University, and will provide visionary leadership for the Zilber School of Public Health while serving as the chief administrative and academic officer. Areas of responsibility include: programmatic development and leadership at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for outreach and continuing education.

The Dean
Provides leadership for the school and exercises responsibility for its academic and administrative operations, including personnel, budget, programs, physical facilities, research, professional practice, and educational programs;
Develops extramural funding by fundraising and through alumni relations;
Builds and maintains strong relationships with external constituents; works well with partners across campus, the public health workforce, and the broader academic community; and effectively represents the School within the University and the university within local, state, national, and global networks.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree with qualifications for appointment as a tenured full professor in a school of public health
Proven leadership and administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications

Clear vision for growing an accredited school of public health
Experience with community engagement in public health arenas
Experience in a leadership position in an accredited school of public health
Demonstrated effectiveness in fundraising and development
Experience in teaching in public health
Experience in public health practice
Record of accomplishment obtaining and promoting funded research
Experience collaborating and partnering with diverse and underrepresented populations
Experience building partnerships across academic disciplines and administrative units in higher education and with academic and non-academic partners
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills

Application Instructions

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, materials should be submitted by December 7, 2016. Nominations should include the name, position, email and telephone number of the nominee. Application materials must include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, academic curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five references.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 12/07/2016
Position Contact Name Laura Otto-Salaj
Contact Phone 414-229-3271
Contact Email lottosal@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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