Inaugural Dean

University at Albany

University at Albany
Inaugural Dean
A New Integrated College Joining the School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare
Albany, New York

The University at Albany in Albany, New York (UAlbany) seeks an inaugural Dean of a new College that connects the School of Social Welfare and the School of Public Health. In the spirit of the University’s mission to “relentlessly pursue possibilities, create connections, and open opportunities,” this new College will bring together two schools with a long history of successful collaboration, synergistic missions, and deep community impact. The new College will be research-intensive, and community engaged, while focused on providing an exceptional education and preparation for the next generation of public health, social work, and nursing professionals.

As a Carnegie R1-level research institution, UAlbany aims to be the nation’s leading diverse public research university and cultivate the leaders, knowledge, and innovations to create a better world. This integration of these two schools is the latest move to ensure that UAlbany nurtures innovation and partnerships and will also serve as a critical step in ensuring strong relationships in research and community engagement in the capital region. The inaugural Dean will thoughtfully weave together these two schools’ communities, sustaining existing strengths and fostering new initiatives, collaborations, and programs to advance a shared mission.

The successful candidate for Dean will have a track record of building successful and innovative academic programs, be a transparent and engaging communicator, understand effective change management and organizational development, and be passionately committed to serving the community and addressing inequities. The Dean will have the leadership, interpersonal, and political skills to unite diverse constituents. The Dean will have a keen awareness of the future direction of higher education, and workforce and community needs to set a course for the College. The Dean will also have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Significant experience in higher academic leadership, teaching, research, and community engagement is expected.

UAlbany has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Applications, including a cover letter and CV, should be submitted via

Salary Range: $290,000 – $320,000.

For information regarding the University at Albany’s Office of Human Resources, please go to


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