East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. This is an exceptional opportunity to strengthen and shape the future of this important University asset. The College has experienced significant growth and development in recent years, and the next Dean will provide leadership and strategic direction for the future of the College and ensure the highest standards of quality in research and instruction.
ECU offers an outstanding array of academic opportunities complemented by the complete college experience. ECU’s core commitment to student success is evident in the sense of community among students, faculty and staff. With over 2000 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1, ECU is home to a vibrant and increasingly diverse group of national and international scholars. For these reasons and more, ECU is recognized as one of the nation’s best public institutions, providing the benefits of a large research university while maintaining a small college feel.
ECU’s College of Health and Human Performance (CHHP) is committed to optimizing well-being from a systemic, scientific perspective. CHHP is on the front line of innovation in health and human services, recruiting students who desire hands-on experiences and research opportunities that lead to prevention and solutions to challenges impacting the well-being of the communities it serves. The mission of CHHP is to improve health, well-being, and quality of life. By providing instruction, conducting research, and performing service in health education, human development and family science, interior design and merchandising, kinesiology, recreation science, social work and military sciences, the college strives to advance and disseminate knowledge related to the enhancement of health, physical performance, and the quality of life of individuals and communities, particularly those in eastern North Carolina.
The third largest college at ECU, CHHP is a community of scholars that uses multidisciplinary perspectives and diverse career paths to present dynamic opportunities for its constituents. Faculty, trainees, and staff possess degrees, expertise, and industry experience in fields that include public health, education, law, social work, counseling, architecture, sport, recreation, fitness, merchandising, business, medicine, human services, and many others. The CHHP programs emphasize hands-on learning to foster intellectual curiosity and the cultivation of technical and enduring skills that develop learners into marketable practitioners.
The new dean will hold outstanding academic credentials including an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution and possess an academic record that merits appointment as a full professor in one of the CHHP departments. Exceptional communication skills, and relevant administrative experience in an academic setting are required.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in North Carolina. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
ECU has retained Diversified Search Group to assist in this recruitment. Screening will begin in November and continue until an appointment is made. Applications (including CV, a cover letter addressing interest, leadership philosophy and ability to lead by reducing universal barriers to success, as well as the names of five references) should be submitted using DSG’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries should be directed electronically to: ECUHHPDean@divsearch.com.
East Carolina University prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the following protected classes: race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, and veteran status (including relationship or association with a protected veteran; or Active Duty or National Guard service).