Professor and Head, Department of Allied Health Sciences

University of Connecticut
Job Location: 
Storrs, CT
Salary is competitive and negotiable.

The University provides an extensive benefits package, which includes retirement, and life, medical and dental insurance coverage.

Job Description: 

The position is a 10-month, tenured, administrative appointment, and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Maintenance of a research, teaching and/or extension program is strongly encouraged.

RESPONSIBILITIES: As the departmental administrative officer, the Head reports directly to the Dean. Duties will include:

Leadership and coordination of undergraduate, certificate and graduate teaching, research and cooperative extension education and outreach.

Administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters and physical facilities.

Establishment and coordination of relationships with relevant research centers, public health organizations, healthcare industries, accrediting agencies, alumni and the citizens of the State of Connecticut.

Implementation of departmental programs and capital improvements.


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent in a health promotion/public health or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

A record of outstanding and nationally recognized scholarship achievement and professional activities related to teaching, research and/or community service that will qualify the individual to be tenured at the rank of Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences within a Carnegie-designated Research (VH) University.

Prior administrative experience suited to direct an academic department engaged in teaching, research, and service activities at a major land-grant University is preferred. Requisite knowledge of clinical education components of health professions programs is critical.

Experience recruiting and retaining highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented.

One or more credentials in a health profession.

Contact Information: 

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will start March 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply for the position at Husky Hire ( ) and must provide (1) a statement of vision and leadership philosophy for the Department, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, grantsmanship received, and record of teaching experiences and service contributions, and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references.

About Our Organization: 

The Allied Health Sciences Department offers a bachelor’s level degree in Allied Health Sciences, with possible concentrations in Public Health and Health Promotion, Health Sciences, and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety. Additionally there are three accredited professional bachelor of science majors in Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Our interdisciplinary graduate program offers two MS degree programs in Health Promotion Sciences and Health Care Genetics as well as a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion and Health Education.
We are in the process of moving toward a PhD program in Health Promotion that would be aimed at addressing the overwhelming research and workforce needs in this
flourishing area. The new Department Head must take a leadership role in moving this process forward.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.