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Seeking a Vice Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Practice

School, College or Department: School of Health Sciences and Practice
Date Posted: Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:38:00 EST
Reports To: Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice
Location: School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY

New York Medical College (NYMC) is seeking a senior administrative leader and creative educator to assume the role of the Vice Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Institute of Public Health. The School consists of three graduate educational programs, five centers of excellence, and the Public Health Council.


This position will report to the Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health.  Direct and indirect reports are listed separately below. There is frequent interaction with NYMC senior leadership, including the Chancellor/CEO and Chief of Staff, Deans of other schools, and the Offices of Development and Alumni Affairs, Finance and Administration, General Counsel, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Operations, Public Relations, and Strategic Planning.


Oversight of SHSP’s educational programs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Accreditation of the three programs (including reports, site visits, and updates)
  • Faculty recruitment, appointments, contracts, and promotions
  • Promotion and enhancement of research and scholarship
  • Recruitment strategy and enrollment projections
  • Admissions and appeals
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress policies and monitoring
  • Student grievances and disciplinary issues

Participate in:

  • Developing operating budget and capital project projections and planning

Direct Reports:

  • Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Admissions
  • Associate Dean for Student Experience
  • Assistant Dean for eLearning
  • Coordinator of Constituent Information & Support Services

Indirect Report:

  • Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Qualifications:  Education, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Characteristics

  • Doctorate in medicine, health professions, public health, education or related field
  • Experience in a higher education leadership role with engagement in strategic planning, preferably in a health sciences or public health environment
  • Leadership in accreditation processes
  • Experience in forecasting, developing, and implementing academic initiatives within the health sciences
  • Strong leadership, management, interpersonal, and quantitative/analytic skills

Applications will be considered and reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled. Applicants should send letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to be contacted at a later date to Verne Smith at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu.

New York Medical College

Founded in 1860 in New York City, New York Medical College is a health sciences college committed to educating individuals for careers in medicine, science and the health professions.

The campus, located in suburban Westchester County, about 15 miles north of New York City, houses four graduate schools that educate approximately 1,800 students and 330 residents and fellows, with 2,500 faculty members, and more than 23,500 living alumni. The school sponsors17 ACGME-approved graduate medical education programs.

The School of Health Sciences and Practice currently has 240 faculty members (44 full-time) and nearly 500 graduate students in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and the Public Health Concentrations of Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management. The School awards the MS, MPH, DrPH, and DPT degrees and Advanced Certificates in nine professional areas.

NYMC is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, (MSCHE).  Academic programs in the SHSP are accredited by the Council on Education Public Health (CEPH), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA).

NYMC is the leading academic biomedical research institution in New York’s Hudson Valley region and a rapidly growing biotechnology incubator. Scientists are engaged in research in cardiovascular disease, cancer, disaster medicine, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases, funded by the National Institutes of Health, corporations and other sources.  In the public health arena, researchers contribute expertise and leadership in environmental health sciences, and in disaster management related to trauma, mass-casualty events and terrorism.

NYMC is affiliated with a network of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley region, ranging from large urban medical centers and regional tertiary care facilities to community hospitals and neighborhood health centers. This broad network affords students, residents and fellows a diversity of experiences and educational opportunities, and gives physicians at affiliated hospitals access to the university’s distinguished faculty, enabling them to enhance their knowledge of the latest technologies and treatments.

Touro College and University System

Since 2011, NYMC has been part of the Touro College and University System, now one of the Nation’s largest institutions of medical and health education and biological studies programs, with nearly 6,000 students in those fields.

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