Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences (job description)
Job Title – Dean
Job Type – Full Time
Location – Miami, Florida
Anticipated Start Date – January 2024
Department – College of Biomedical Sciences
Position Reports to – Dr. Ettrich, President-CEO of LU
Larkin University is a private, non-profit educational institution comprised of the College of Biomedical Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and the PA Program. Larkin University is a private non-profit higher education institution focusing on master’s and doctoral level programs in health professions to empower diverse graduates who reflect the demographics of the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean has overall responsibility for LU’s College of Biomedical Sciences. The Dean provides leadership, coordination and oversight for all aspects of LU’s College of Biomedical Sciences. Plans and coordinates all aspects of the current Master in Biomedical Sciences Program and its tracks, and additional future programs which align to the college mission. Oversees curriculum and program development. Enhances educational effectiveness of all assigned instructional areas. The College currently is a small College operating a single one-year MBS program with two full-time faculty and two part-time faculty and a class size of 15-20 students. Recent institutional accreditation by SACS-COC and the opportunity to enroll foreign students (SEVIS) provide growth opportunities for the program and the college. The Dean has complete oversight of all the staff and faculty of the College. The Dean has a good understanding of health professions and related institutions in South Florida and develops and fosters positive working relationships with shadowing and rotational sites as well as with colleges providing undergraduate education. In addition, the dean develops relationships with medical, dental, pharmacy or PA schools that provide career opportunities for our graduates, The Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences reports to the President.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Promotes an evidence-based culture of accountability which guides innovation, implementation of best practices, and continuous quality improvement of instruction and student support services.
Works with faculty and acts as Program Director to provide leadership in curriculum improvement by constant review, regular evaluation, revision, and attention to the relevance of all courses, tracks and programs.
Provides leadership to faculty, and staff.
Organizes college meetings. Attends leadership, dean, and other meetings as assigned.
Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and program reviews, including development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Supervises in the preparation of schedules, teaching assignments, class, and room assignments; monitor enrollments and faculty loads.
Monitor enrollment in classes and make adjustments as appropriate according to registration trends and fiscal demands.
Promote, organize, coordinate, and develop programs in conjunction with full-time faculty.
Oversee preparation of appropriate documentation required to maintain programmatic accreditation.
Develop and foster positive working relationships with rotational and shadowing clinical sites; develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements and contracts for clinical sites.
Develop and foster positive working relationships with medical, dental, pharmacy or PA schools that provide career opportunities for our graduates; develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements and contracts with those schools.
Coordinate and participate in the evaluation of instructional staff, including faculty, and support staff.
Participate in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of qualified full-time and adjunct faculty; evaluate credentials/records for all faculty.
Prepare and submit reports required for performance measures, federal and state reporting, articulation agreements, and accreditation compliance.
Participate in the development of informational materials for publication (brochures, pamphlets, etc.); provide data pertaining to the unit for the College catalog.
Participate in the development of external grants pertaining to the units.
Provide leadership relating to student issues, including students’ complaints, faculty advising, and registration.
Establish and maintain external relationships with business and industry, community, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and other appropriate agencies.
Be responsible for budget recommendations and administration of the budgets in his/ her area of responsibility.
Participate in university-wide committees.
Manage the College of Biomedical Sciences involving accreditation of professional organizations and agencies; Participate in Southern Association accreditation (SACSCOC) activities; implement the Instructional Effectiveness plan related to areas supervised. Ensure that programs comply with licensing bodies and regulations.
Perform other duties assigned by the President
Doctoral Degree in a health-related field, education, or leadership, preferably PhD in a biomedical science/health profession field from an accredited institution of higher education
Minimum three years of full-time distinguished teaching experience in a biomedical/health degree program.
Minimum three years of progressively increasing administrative experience in Academia (such as Program Director for a Biomed postbac program).
Minimum five years of full-time distinguished teaching and research experience in experience in a biomedical/health degree program, preferably with tenure status.
Minimum five years of progressively increasing administrative experience in Academia (such as Program Director for a Biomed postbac program).
Minimum of three years of biomedical sciences compliance experience, particularly with SACS-COC and CIE.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Team building skills
Knowledge of curriculum design and evaluation
Ability to serve a diverse population
Ability to communicate effectively with and provide leadership to faculty, staff, and students
Ability to contribute to instructional vitality and growth
Effective instructional skills
Effective administrative skills
Knowledge of student outcomes assessment and instructional effectiveness
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.
May be required to work at a different work site as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Larkin University is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Larkin University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.
Application submission requirement:
The ideal candidate for this position should be collaborative/team player, highly organized, self-motivated, self-directed, proactive, have attention to detail, professional, flexible, and be able to manage confidential information.
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF document to the contact below, which includes the following components in this order:
1) Updated curriculum vitae
2) Three names and contact information for two professional references. (With at least one reference from the most current employment)
Frida Musila, MBA
Director of Operation & Human Resources
* Please ensure that the subject line of the email is as follows: “
Application | Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences”.
Note that failure to submit the application as specified will result in the application being considered null and void.