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Dean, School of Health Sciences
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 01/06/2022
Salary Based on qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Dean, School of Health Sciences

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Provost of Academic Affairs


School of Health Sciences-2H0

Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category




Starting Salary

Based on qualifications

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

The Dean is responsible for leading and managing the School of Health Sciences by planning, coordinating, evaluating and developing new and existing programs, and assuming responsibility for its overall leadership, including administration and management of the School to achieve the College mission. The Dean reports to and assists the Provost of Academic Affairs and is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Provide leadership and supervision for the School of Health Sciences by setting direction, monitoring operations, and implementing changes to meet community needs in the disciplines served by the School. Lead, coordinate, and evaluate the work of the Associate Deans of the School to ensure the effective delivery of community college services within those specific areas of responsibility and in the School. Encourage and support faculty in the development of innovative teaching and curriculum design to improve teaching and learning in the School. Direct the budget for the School by coordinating with associate deans, directors, faculty, support personnel, and the Provost of Academic Affairs to ensure effective budgeting and fiscal management. Supervise staff to ensure the effective delivery of counseling and administrative support services for the School. Direct plans for growth of new programs and courses to serve emerging community needs. Provides leadership and oversight for the Health Sciences Admission Office. Coordinate advising functions with Student Services. Provides leadership and oversight for Health Sciences Assessment Center.
Maintain and improve liaison within the College and with other colleges, universities, and educational agencies to facilitate effective and cooperative relationships including articulation with colleges, universities, and public education. Organize and direct Advisory Councils to communicate effectively with the business, industry, and educational communities. Improve the liaison between the School and College and those communities. Participate on College and state committees. Serve on community committees, councils, and boards to represent the School and College in the community. Represent and support the philosophy and mission of the comprehensive community college. Assist with comprehensive College-wide evaluations for, and cooperation with, agencies such as the Utah State Board of Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technical Education, and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and specialized, professional or national accreditation. Assist the President, Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Deans, Directors and Faculty in educating and informing the State Legislature, the Commissioner of Higher Education and Board of Higher Education, the college community, and the public of the essential role of a comprehensive community college. Assist the College and the Development Office in fundraising initiatives and activities. 
Coordinate with other deans, associate deans, directors, vice presidents, the Office of the Provost and departments to plan, change and implement inter-related College systems. Serve as a participating team member to ensure a supportive and creative staff for the College. Attend and participate in appropriate meetings and councils to represent the School of Health Sciences, including: Provost for Academic Affairs Staff Meeting, Deans Council, Academic Administrator Training, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, etc. Utilize and report the advice of Advisory Committees. Coordinate responses to the recommendations of these committees. Assist in the preparation of appropriate College documents such as catalogs, brochures, etc. Meet with the Divisions and departments on a regular basis to insure motivation, coordination, communication, and dissemination of information. Represent and support the philosophy and mission of the comprehensive community college. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Provost for Academic Affairs.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate preferred. 
  • Evidence of successful leadership experience in post-secondary education is preferred.
  • Evidence of experience supporting transformative classrooms, inclusive teaching, and supporting equity and diversity in education programs and faculty performance management.
  • Evidence of employment as a faculty member in an accredited post-secondary institution with evidence of three years successful teaching experience, preferably in community colleges, is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

•An earned Master’s degree in a health science related field is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  •  Demonstrated equity-minded leadership skills using an innovative and inclusive leadership management styles, creativity, assertiveness, cultural sensitivity, and motivation.
  • Ability to work in a team setting using collaborative methods – to organize and lead teams of people of diverse backgrounds to accomplish goals, with special sensitivity to the importance of collaborative relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff.
  • Ability to implement and evaluate efficacy of essential Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity practices into all aspects of school operation, including school policies, curriculum practice and student and employment engagement.
  • Understanding of industry, workforce, and educational trends, and ability to lead instructional programs within a changing environment in a way that meets our strategic mission fulfillment and student completion goals.
  •  Knowledge of accreditation standards of health care programs and/or health care facilities, legal statutes, and College policies and procedures, and other related regulations, and ability to operate instructional programs in compliance with them (with preference for evidence of experience in health care accreditation).
  • Knowledge of fiscal management and purchasing in higher education, and ability to manage resources within financial constraints and collaborate with Business Services through appropriate procedures (with preference for knowledge and experience in grant writing and fund raising).
  • ·Knowledge of learning resources, assessment centers, computer systems, advanced learning technologies, concurrent enrollment, blended study courses, and other delivery modalities and teaching/learning methodologies, and ability to promote effective teaching and learning within instructional programs.
  • Knowledge of and support for the comprehensive community college philosophy within the broader range of higher education systems.
  •  Ability to solve problems effectively through sound decision-making.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state legislative processes. 
  • Evidence of commitment to supporting diverse students classroom experience, and experience managing faculty performance around cultural sensitivity, social justice, equity and inclusion.
  • Connection to the broader community health contexts working with diverse communities.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
Applications received by February 4, 2021 will receive priority consideration



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. 
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.
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