Overview

Founding Dean

The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

a collaborative school of public health

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio & The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) seek a visionary and innovative leader to serve as the founding dean of the new University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio (UTSPHSA). UTSPHSA is uniquely positioned as a collaborative school between UT Health San Antonio and UTSA–two federally designated Hispanic Serving Institutions with the knowledge and expertise to meet the unique health needs of the region. The South Texas area is a vast 38-county region of five million people that includes several urban markets and majority-minority cities, as well as communities that the U.S. Health and Resources Administration has identified as underserved rural areas. With the full support of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, the new school will be community centered and research intensive, while focused on educating the next generation of public health professionals to serve San Antonio and the South Texas region.

 

As the seventh largest city in the U.S. and with the largest growth in the job market for health professionals in the State of Texas, San Antonio is a prime location for a school of public health. However, it is the largest city in the United States without a school of public health. This is coupled with a dramatic increase in applications to schools of public health and a demand for public health education driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. With this impetus, the founding dean will have the unique opportunity to build a school and lead its future development. The dean will be well supported by academic partners and the broader community who are incredibly eager and excited about the development of this school.

 

This new collaborative school of public health needs a leader with a track record of building successful and innovative graduate academic programs, one who is passionately committed to serving the needs of the community and addressing health inequities. The dean will have the leadership, interpersonal and political skills to bring together diverse stakeholders. Significant experience in academic leadership, education and research, or scholarship or commensurate professional achievement is expected. The dean will also have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

UT Health San Antonio and UTSA have retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Please submit inquiries, nominations and applications (including a letter of interest and CV or resumé) at www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-414. Amy Segal is leading this search with Jane McInerney, Haley Burrowes, and Olivia Correll.

 

UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas San Antonio are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.