The University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) announces a national search for the Founding Dean, School of Population Health in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.
UC Irvine is a top ten public university located in Orange County, the sixth most populous county in the United States. As UCI has grown, it has also raised its research profile and is in the midst of a significant investment in the health sciences. A key next step to accomplishing a vision for integrative health in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences is to build on existing expertise in its Program in Public Health and its School of Medicine to develop a School of Population Health. September 2017 saw the university’s largest investment ever, a $200 million gift to support the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences – the first university-based health sciences enterprise to incorporate integrative health research, teaching and patient care across its schools and programs. The School of Population Health will collaborate with the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the future School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to provide an optimal environment for inter-professional education opportunities. The School will also partner with other campus units, including the Schools of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Information and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Ecology and Social Sciences.
The Founding Dean will find an extraordinary opportunity to bring the School of Population Health to national prominence. The dean must be operationally astute, highly knowledgeable about opportunities in population health research, and familiar with recent advances and challenges in all disciplines of public health research and practice. The dean will have the opportunity to shape and expand the School through targeted recruitment of high impact faculty members, investments to support growth in extramural research grants, and articulating a vision that inspires philanthropic funding. The dean will demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for integrative health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.
Qualified candidates will possess a relevant terminal degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, DPH) and be eligible for appointment as a full professor. The chosen candidate will demonstrate a record of scholarly activity with national and/or international recognition and leadership in academia and/or public service. The Founding Dean for the proposed School of Population Health will report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. UC Irvine abides by the principle of shared governance between the administration and the academic senate.
Korn Ferry is assisting UC Irvine with this important recruitment. Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:
Tonika Lam, PhD and John Amer Korn Ferry c/o email@example.com