Lawrence Technological University
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in its search for Founding Dean, College of Health Sciences.
For full consideration, please apply by October 20th.
Lawrence Technological University, having newly established its fifth college, seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences. The successful candidate must have the experience and vision to inspire, guide, and facilitate a strong and diverse faculty in the advancement of high-quality teaching, research, service, and extension while providing leadership that assures the integrity, excellence, and relevance and success of the College's multi-faceted programs for the 21st century. Current programs offered include BS in Nursing, Masters in PA studies, Master of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). With the initial success of the College, discussions are underway for the development of both new and expansion of existing programs.
This position is ideal for a cutting edge, student-centric leader with a proven history of successful growth initiatives, strong partnership and collaboration skills, and results-focused leadership. The founding Dean will be required to sustain and grow the College of Health Science’s excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; promote a team-oriented leadership approach; establish a vision and strategic direction; drive further development and growth in enrollment, disciplines, and degrees; and cultivate internal and external partnerships. LTU supports an innovative and creative culture, as such candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds including healthcare, health sciences, as well as business backgrounds with healthcare credentials.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the College of Health Sciences is the senior administrator and chief academic officer of the College of Health Sciences who provides vision, leadership, and support to the College. The Dean is a part of the University’s academic leadership team, working in collaboration with the Provost and other Deans and administrative units. The Dean’s primary responsibility is to advance the mission of the College and the University with an emphasis on teaching, learning, and applied research, to develop a vision for the College and the strategic steps necessary to achieve that vision, and to skillfully manage faculty and staff charged with the responsibility of implementing the College’s strategic plan by embracing a team environment.
Additional key responsibilities of the position are to build and manage enrollment in the College and to build constituencies and alliances within the University, working with colleagues in a spirit of collaboration, partnership, transparency, and fiscal responsibility, to build connections and interactions with and within professional organizations, health-related professions, business and industry, and other constituencies in the community to extend the College’s outreach, and to increase its reputation and provide opportunities for involvement with students and faculty.
This position reports directly to the Provost.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Dean is responsible for advancing the College and University Mission by providing leadership to the following activities:
Lead in the development and implementation of the College’s strategic plan, taking full advantage of the opportunity to strengthen internal relationships among programs and departments, collaborate with other University units and engage alumni, health-related professions, business, and industry through projects connected to the community and outreach.
Lead faculty and staff in continuously seeking ways to utilize innovative technology to enhance the operation and mission of the College and to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Manage the College’s enrollment, advancing strategies for recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students.
Coordinate the development of new and existing academic programs, certification opportunities, and applied research development.
Develop strong, collaborative relationships with other disciplines, foster interdisciplinary, collaborative applied research, and develop local and international partnerships.
Lead the College’s fund development efforts, working with the University Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs, to garner gifts and grants from public and private entities and individuals.
Support the funding of the College’s applied research efforts, working with the University Office of Research, to garner grants and awards to assist in funding faculty research.
Establish sound financial policies consistent with the university financial policies.
Develop strong, transparent interactions with the College’s Advisory Board for guidance in academic and professional programming and opportunities for support.
Provide for and facilitate the advancement and professional development of faculty and staff including enhancement of the quality of teaching, learning, and advising.
Represent the College and University effectively in all professional and public forums.
Appropriate administrative and academic experience.
A strong record of achievement in research, teaching, and/or extension which merits appointment as a tenured, full professor in one of the College's departments.
Track record of participation and leadership in professional and academic associations.
Sufficient business experience to engage the professional community.
Proven skills in vision, creativity, leadership, scholarship, enrollment management, academic quality, faculty development, fund-raising, sponsored research, and community and alumni engagement.
Proven success as an innovative and strategic leader with the ability to plan, coordinate, articulate, and execute a strategic vision and initiatives while engaging others.
Demonstrated success as a strategic and creative planner and an outstanding collaborator and relationship builder with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Doctoral or terminal degree in field of expertise.
Demonstrated success in fund development, external fundraising, and financial management.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES and QUALIFICATIONS
Individuals should possess significant personnel management, curriculum development, fund raising, instructional, coaching/counseling/conflict resolution, and change management skills. Individuals should also possess the ability to represent the College and University effectively in educational, governmental, business and alumni, and public and professional forums.
Individuals should possess knowledge of leadership concepts and applications, motivation concepts and applications, third-party contract negotiation and management, including development of requests for proposals, and knowledge current with emerging trends in technology, graduate business, online and other forms of non-traditional education.
Ability to read, comprehend and compose complex instructions, short, and complex correspondences. Ability to effectively present information one‑on‑one and/or in small group situations to professors, students, and other employees of the organizations, as well as individuals and groups external to the University, especially in the health-related professions. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required.
Exceptional analytic/evaluation skills required. Incumbents should possess basic database development and database management skills, computer skills using word processing, database and spreadsheet software, and budget management skills. Possession of skills in qualitative and quantitative methods and tools for analysis, interpretation, and decision-making purposes (for example, metrics and measurements, cost/benefit analysis, financial statement analysis)
Superior planning and organizing ability is required. Ability to comprehend and resolved complex interpersonal and organizational problems is essential. The ability to plan and work independently as well as in teams is essential. Incumbents will possess both strong analytical skills and sound instincts to complement programming and service delivery.
About the Institution
Lawrence Technological University ranks in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's America's 2023 Best Colleges and continues to score high in the most prestigious categories including being recognized as a “Best Value Schools.” Founded in 1932 as a college of engineering with only a few hundred students and a handful of faculty. Today it offers more than 100 programs in four colleges, with a total enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, and employs more than 400 full and part-time faculty. Lawrence Tech is among Michigan’s largest independent colleges with a vibrant and engaged student body offering many co-curricular activities and 29 inter-collegiate athletic teams.
LTU is located in proximity of many leaders in the automotive, business, healthcare, and other high-tech industries. LTU offers a spectrum of degree programs from the associate level to the doctoral level. These programs provide students a learning experience based in theoretical and practical studies within the knowledge area. LTU supplements these learning experiences with opportunities to put that knowledge into practice through internships, co-ops, and work experience.
LTU now offers health science programs in nursing, healthcare administrations, cardiovascular perfusion, and physician assistant studies with the College of Health Sciences being established in 2023. The College of Health Sciences along with the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Business and Information Technology, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering offer an ideal environment for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation for students and faculty.
To develop innovative and agile leaders through a student-centric learning environment and applied research embracing theory and practice.
Living in the Area
Lawrence Tech is in suburban Southfield, Michigan with a population of 76,000. Southfield, located in Oakland County, is ranked second in the nation for per capita income in counties with more than one million people. Attracting both young professionals and retirees, Southfield offers an urban/suburban blend with restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, museums, galleries, a zoo, and extensive parks and recreation areas with swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, and ice rinks. The city also offers 30 miles of cycling, hiking and nature trails, a museum, two public golf courses; and nearly 750 acres of park land.
The area offers lower cost of living, unemployment, and crime rates than the rest of the country. Higher school spending rounds out the benefits of living in Southfield.
Offering a wealth of opportunities for business and industry, more than 35% of the Global Fortune 500 as well as 63,000 businesses are located in the county.
For full consideration, please apply by October 20th.
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Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
Institution’s EEO Statement
Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.