Temple University’s College of Public Health strives to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. Our faculty prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, a senior leadership position integral to the College’s growth and innovation.
The College. The Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs is responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of Temple University’s College of Public Health clinical practice mission. The College of Public Health is unique in the country, comprising Public Health disciplines, Social Work and six clinical disciplines: Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. A graduate program in Nutrition is being developed. In addition, the College is home to Health Information Management and Informatics, Kinesiology, and Neuromotor Science. Together, this distinctive College is building on its interprofessional ethos in education, practice and research to advance interprofessional education and collaboration between our 165 faculty and approximately 4,300 students with communities, health systems, social service agencies, schools, and other health and human services entities.
The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice.
The University. Temple is an urban, research- intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
The Position. The Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will provide vision and leadership for current and developing clinical and academic practice and public service initiatives among our professional and clinical disciplines. Existing initiatives include pro bono clinics (North Broad Physical Therapy Clinic, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic), student focused supports (Social Service Annex), research programs providing clinical services (Center for Obesity Research and Education), and a nurse managed primary care clinic (Vaux Community Health Center). The College also has plans to develop an interprofessional clinic that would serve the community, faculty and staff. The College anticipates creating and expanding these and similar endeavors, particularly as they apply to our interprofessional educational and field-based training opportunities for students.
The Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will report directly to the Dean of the College of Public Health and collaborate closely with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, clinical education program directors and Department Chairs to develop and enhance the college’s clinical practice infrastructure and services. The Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will also oversee the Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education, including its Director and staff.
Responsibilities of this Position • Provide leadership for academic clinical practice and student training opportunities, within the College, University and with external partners • Help develop clinical practice plans and administrative processes • Be a liaison and network with healthcare systems, social services, professional organizations and government in tandem with the Director of Community Engaged Research and the Director of the Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation to evaluate interprofessional activities to provide an evidence base for future planning • Provide administrative leadership and counsel to the Dean for interprofessional development activities • Lead entrepreneurial efforts for clinical practice and collaborate with College leaders in interprofessional and transdisciplinary academic, practice and research partnerships • Coordinate public health workforce development and continuing education initiatives across the College • Assure quality and ethical standards and compliance • Seek, obtain and manage resources for clinical practice and public service initiatives • Represent the College at local, national and international conferences, scientific meetings and other events
Qualifications Candidates should be eligible to be appointed at the rank of associate professor or professor and possess a doctorate or relevant advanced terminal degree in any clinical health-related field with preference for disciplines represented within the College. Candidates should have at least 5 years clinical/practice administrative experience and hold licensure or be eligible for licensure for their discipline in Pennsylvania. We prefer candidates who have both health administration and academic experience and those with demonstrated experience in interprofessional training and education. Classification of the position as tenure track or non-tenure track depends on the qualifications and preferences of candidates.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Nancy Rothman, Independence Foundation Professor of Urban Community Nursing and Department Chair of Nursing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-707-5436. To apply, submit your CV, a cover letter explicating your interests and qualifications, and a list of 5 references to email@example.com. Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.