Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 69670
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

The Associate Dean of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions plays a vital role in leading the College research agenda and in fostering academic excellence across programs within the College. The Associate Dean reports to the College Dean and maintains cooperative relationships with the Department/School Chairpersons, Program Directors, Division Directors, and other members of the College Leadership Team. The Associate Dean serves as a Senior Officer of Central Michigan University and as the chief academic officer of the College in the absence of the Dean.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in one of the disciplines offered by the College or related field.
Experience and qualifications for appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, in one of the departments or schools within the College or related field.
Leadership experience in health professions at the level of Chair or higher.
Demonstrated higher education teaching experience.
Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments.
Familiarity with both applied and basic science research.
History of obtaining external support for research programs.
Demonstrated experience mentoring faculty at various stages of Scholarly development.
Strong organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills, including budget experience.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and a global perspective within the College.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing faculty development programs in the area of research, scholarly activity and Interprofessional Education.
Demonstrated experience in mentoring interdisciplinary research groups.
Demonstrated professional experience or close working experience with clinical healthcare.

Duties & Responsibilities

Collaborates with faculty in planning, implementing and evaluating research/scholarly projects.
Collaborates with the Director and staff of the Interprofessional Education/Simulation/Standardize Patient center with advancing educational activity within the center and among the disciplines.
Collaborates with the Director of the Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education to maintain high quality clinical care to the patients, families and the community through the integration of multiple disciplines.
Collaborates with the Coordinator of Mobile Health Central (MHC) with the management of the MHC and the establishment of community partners.
Along with the Healthcare IT team, ensures the appropriate technology is available to support the educational mission of the college, and the mission of the Carls Center and Mobile Health Central.
Works with the Dean’s staff in planning for future educational needs of the college.

Supervision Exercised

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018, or an alternative negotiated start date. Applications must be submitted on-line at Electronically attach curriculum vitae; cover letter with statement describing how applicant’s qualifications and accomplishments fit the requirements of the position; evidence of teaching ability, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of academic transcripts and certifications, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Employee Group Senior Officer
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Pay Range
Division Academic Affairs
Department The HH & GA Dow College of Health Professions
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Weekends and Evenings as necessary
At Will? Yes
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions aspires to be Michigan’s premier College of Health Professions, and is home to the School of Health Sciences, the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, the Department of Communication Disorders, and the Department of Physical Education and Sport. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in audiology, communication disorders, community health education, public health, health services administration, school health education, physical therapy, physician assistant, exercise science, substance abuse prevention, health promotion, speech-language pathology, physical education, athletic training, athletic coaching and sport management, delivered by more than 100 faculty and staff. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

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Posting Begins 10/02/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in one of the disciplines offered by the College or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience and qualifications for appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, in one of the departments or schools within the College or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have leadership experience in health professions at the the level of Chair or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. Please review the <a href="">Leadership Standards</a> before applying for this position and click “Yes” if you understand and support the culture that is important to CMU.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  7. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. List of References
  6. Transcript Copies
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters
  2. Other Document (1)