Overview

An invitation to apply for the position of Dean

School of Public Health

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

 

In February of 2022, President Peter Salovey announced that the Yale School of Public Health (“YSPH” or “the School”) would become the newest constituent school of Yale University. The University now seeks a founding dean for its newly independent School.

 

The School has traditionally functioned as a department within the School of Medicine, but it remains an accredited school of public health, with a dean who currently reports to the School of Medicine and the Provost. At this exciting moment, the School will transition to operating as an autonomous, self-supporting school with financial and administrative independence. Developing in the culture of a strong, basic-science-focused medical school gave YSPH an excellent biological science foundation, but the School has always stressed its roots in epidemiology, public health practice, and population health. In the modern era, this classic public health focus has emerged as a vivid social justice commitment that permeates all of YSPH’s departments and helps to unify the School.

 

YSPH is in the top 10 percent of schools of public health and was ranked 11th in the country by US News and World Report in 2022. It has one of the strongest research cultures within public health and collaborates integrally across all of Yale, in both its research and teaching programs. The faculty are remarkably successful in their grant applications; the School produced $51 million in sponsored research in 2021, with two-thirds of funding coming from the NIH. Their work drives the School’s impressive academic profile. In addition to its reputation and research acumen, the School has considerable tangible and intangible assets and boasts a $220 million endowment. To launch the School as an independent entity, Yale has promised to add $100 million to the School’s current endowment, with an additional $50 million promised if the School can raise additional endowment funds to match that gift. In addition, the University will provide much-needed aid, both immediate and long term, to YSPH facilities.

 

The next Dean of the School will join a community of students, faculty, and staff eager to embrace the challenge of independence. They seek a new, galvanizing vision, a strategic plan for the next few years, new financial and administrative practices, a new budget model with appropriate incentives for teaching and research, and a long-term plan for the School’s signature facilities. The Dean and the School will have the strong support of the President, the Provost, the Dean of the School of Medicine, and the entire Yale community. With new leadership and Yale University’s commitment to the School, YSPH will continue to make positive and significant impacts on public health around the world and a measurable difference in the quality of people’s lives and wellbeing through its commitment to public health education, research, practice, and service to local and global communities

 

Yale University has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. All nominations and applications should be sent in confidence to: John Isaacson (jisaacson@imsearch.com) Randi Herrick (rherrick@imsearch.com) or Kelly McLaughlin (kmclaughlin@imsearch.com). Electronic submission strongly recommended at https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-488. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.