Clarkson University Associate Dean of Health Sciences

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Clarkson University Associate Dean of Health Sciences Search

Clarkson University in Potsdam NY seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented leader as Associate Dean of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and provides the supportive leadership necessary to advance the initiatives of Health Sciences in the pursuit of the University’s mission and vision. The Associate Dean will serve as the primary advocate for the Health Sciences Division in matters of curriculum, policy, program development, and resource allocation while establishing and strengthening relationships with community partners.

Clarkson University Health Sciences currently includes Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant (MSPAS), and Occupational Therapy (MSOT) programs. The Associate Dean is expected to be a leader in the exploration and expansion of additional health science programs in the future.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • an earned academic terminal degree or a terminal clinical degree within the health science field. 
  • experience as a university faculty member with credentials commensurate with senior faculty status (full professor rank).
  • a record of progressive experience in academic administration (attaining department chair or higher level at accredited universities). 
  • experience as an academic unit administrator with personnel direct report responsibilities. 
  • evidence of significant involvement in curricular development, implementation, and assessment.  

Clarkson is aprivate, national research university that is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, research, scholarship and innovation.  Clarkson’s 4300 undergraduate and graduate students hail from 44 states and 65 countries. Clarkson’s main campus is located on 640 wooded acres in Potsdam, New York, adjacent to the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Other campuses are in the Capitol Region of New York (Schenectady), Beacon, Saranac Lake (in partnership with the Trudeau Institute) and Pier 2 in Manhattan.  Montreal, Canada is located just over a two-hour drive from campus. Additional nearby attractions include Burlington, Vermont, Ottawa and the old and walled Quebec City, Canada. 

Additional information and the full position prospectus can be found at: this will be the link to the prospectus on the website of the search firm. 

Dr. Thomas Horgan (603.568-8237) with Haley Associates Higher Education Executive Search, LLC is supporting the search and welcomes nominations and inquiries.  To make inquiries or nominations, please contact him at:  To apply, upload your curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a list of five annotated references (who will not be contacted until later in the search) at  

Review of nominations and applications will begin in November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 29, 2019.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).



Location: Potsdam, NY
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