UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the largest academic medical centers in the U.S., seeks an experienced public health academic innovator for the role of Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Operations in its new Peter O’Donnell, Jr. School of Public Health.

The Associate Dean will be responsible for overseeing student and administrative operations for the School of Public Health, which will be established in the heart of the large, fast-growing, and diverse metropolitan region of Dallas-Fort Worth. Duties are described below.

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Operations reports to the Interim Dean and is responsible for the following:

  • Partner with Student Services to manage all aspects of student affairs and academic services activities of the School, including but not limited to, recruitment, admissions, enrollment, career advising and counseling services
  • Provide academic advising and mentoring services
  • Partner with central Information Resources to supervise academic information systems including online Directs and online education
  • Provide leadership of the administrative functional units of the School
  • Serve as key advisor to the Dean for development and execution of the school’s vision and plans
  • Work with the Dean to manage financial activities of the school, monitor revenue, review and approve expenditures, and prepare and present the annual budget
  • Partner with the Chief Operating Officer on the execution of operational, administrative, and financial matters requiring Academic Affairs review and approval
  • Manage staff and be responsible for projects and initiatives assigned in support of operations
  • Partner with Human Resources to implement strategy, policy, and workforce planning
  • Develop web presence of the School of Public Health
  • Partner with the Office of the Provost to manage space planning and assignment of faculty and staff
  • Partner with Student Life to manage public-facing special events of the School including graduation, seminars, workshops, and continuing public health education
  • Work with Development office to grow philanthropic opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The UT Southwestern Peter O’Donnell, Jr. School of Public Health will provide unique academic and research opportunities within a culturally rich environment that has Dallas ranked No. 4 in diversity among U.S. cities. The 7.5 million people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex reside in 13 counties across 9,000 square miles. The majority-minority population is 41 percent Hispanic and 25 percent African American. Public health needs in the region are great; ~20 percent of our region’s population are foreign born, speak Spanish only, and lack health insurance.

UT Southwestern is establishing a 21st-century School of Public Health cemented in its core research strengths and reinforced through integral collaboration with area institutions and health systems. UTSW has more than 2,800 full-time faculty who garner more than $524 million in annual grant funding for research. UTSW’s outstanding Department of Population & Data Sciences, with more than $8 million in research funding annually and emerging leadership in population health, will serve as the foundation for building the new school.

Minimum Requirements

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Operations for UTSW’s new School of Public Health must:

  • Be eligible for appointment as a faculty member in the School and hold a terminal degree relevant to the job responsibilities
  • Have eight years of experience working with a complex university system, providing support to a range of constituents
  • Be experienced with business operations and finance in academic settings
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, diplomacy, and knowledge of academic information systems
    platforms, including online program delivery
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be experienced with student affairs and services, including recruitment, admissions, and enrollment activities

To formally apply, visit https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/ and search job 220000E1.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. The UTSW Medical District spans 230 acres in Dallas. Through its own and affiliated health systems –Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, Texas Health Resources, and the VA North Texas Health Care System – UTSW physicians are central to the care of millions of residents in North Texas.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community.  As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.