Department: IU Northwest Public and Environmental Affairs
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 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, student and faculty recruitment, faculty development and evaluation, departmental advocacy, 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.
SPEA has a full-time faculty of 10 with about 500 undergraduate and 100 graduate majors. This department works closely with the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE), the campus organization committed to creating and maintaining strong ties between multiple departments and organizations within the campus and the community. SPEA is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) through 2020 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 regional 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 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 local 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.
Indiana University 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.
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
A background in criminal justice
Successful grant-writing experience
A history of community engagement
Department Contact for Questions:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: NW-13-1920
Appointment Status: Tenure
Internal Number: 9480
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.