Assistant Dean and Director
Job Posted: 2 October, 2020
Company: Indiana University Northwest
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Gary, IN


Indiana University Northwest invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Assistant Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and with expertise in one of the SPEA areas of concentration. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in criminal justice, public administration, public health, health policy, non-profit management or environmental affairs. SPEA is part of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), which offers a variety of health and other degree programs. This position requires a leadership role in a collaborative and diverse campus environment and reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Core responsibilities include leading SPEA in all administrative activities, including class scheduling, faculty assignments, leading assessment and accreditation activities, budgeting and resource allocation, grant seeking, and creating community partnerships. In addition, the Director/Assistant Dean teaches two courses during the calendar year. This is a 12-month, full time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include: oversite of the academic unit leading SPEA in all administrative activities including accreditation, students and faculty recruitment, faculty development and evaluation, departmental advocacy, budgeting and resource allocation, and grant seeking.

Required qualifications include: an earned doctorate in criminal justice, public administration or in public health, health policy, health administration, non-profit management or environmental affairs with an academic record of experience sufficient for tenure at the rank of Professor; ; a record of scholarly productivity; administrative experience in an academic setting; familiarity with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) accreditation process; a commitment to an educational philosophy that combines theory and practice; organizational and problem solving/mediation skills; strong team building/collaboration, organizational and managerial skills; the ability to work effectively with diverse populations

Preferred qualifications include: a background in criminal justice; fundraising experience; successful grant-writing experience; and a history of community engagement.

SPEA is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) through 2027 and offers undergraduate degrees in health services management, criminal justice, and public affairs as well as a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in public management, criminal justice, health services administration, and nonprofit management.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 students and offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as postgraduate certificate programs, in a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental health, and social work. It is home to the region’s only medical school and nationally top ranked programs in actuarial science, business, and health information management, among others. IU Northwest emphasizes high quality teaching, faculty and student research, and community engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement.

Interested applicants should review the application requirements and submit their application here. Questions regarding the position or application process can be addressed to Dr. Darlene Lynch, Chair, Search Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46408, (219) 980-6614, [email protected]. If you have any questions about uploading your references, please contact our Academic Affairs representative at [email protected] . Application materials should include a letter of application detailing qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and list of a minimum of three references. Official transcripts of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment. Review of applications will begin in October, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University Northwest is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.