Dean, College of Health

Lehigh University   Bethlehem, PA   Full-time     Management
Posted on December 30, 2022

Lehigh University

Dean, College of Health

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Firmly rooted in its mission of teaching, research, and service, Lehigh prepares students to become leaders through outstanding teaching by internationally recognized faculty who also perform groundbreaking research to meet the needs and challenges of society. Through academic rigor, an entrepreneurial mindset, and collaborative opportunities, Lehigh challenges its students to become the leaders of the future.

Today, Lehigh University is among the most selective, premier private research universities in the U.S. Academic programs are offered through five colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Education, and College of Health. Graduate and doctoral programs are offered in all five colleges. In 2022, US News & World Report ranked Lehigh 49th among national universities, 29th when measured by “value proposition,” and 13th in undergraduate teaching.

Founded in 2019, the Lehigh University College of Health is Lehigh’s first new college in five decades. The investments and planning to date, including faculty lines, space, staffing, and incorporation into Lehigh’s reputation and brand, represent one of the biggest investments that the University has made in its history. The success of the College is critical to the success of the University, therefore finding the right leader for the College is critical to the University.

The mission of the College of Health at Lehigh University is to understand, preserve and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. With a focus on improving health equity, the College cultivates highly skilled and diverse scientists and leaders in health through novel and interdisciplinary coursework, experiential learning, and integrated career development. The College of Health occupies a unique space within the Lehigh University ecosystem, which enables the College to tap into the expertise of faculty in Lehigh’s four existing colleges.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Nathan Urban, the Dean will provide visionary leadership to propel the College of Health forward and build its national reputation. The Dean’s primary objective is to provide foundational and visionary leadership to the newly created College in all aspects of operation, including academic affairs, administration and planning, student recruitment and career placement, enrollment management and financial aid, financial management, and institutional advancement.

A full version of the position specification can be found here.

Lehigh University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Health. Interested candidates should confidentially submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest (Adobe PDF files preferred) to

For fullest consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible and preferably by January 16.

Lehigh University upholds The Principles of Our Equitable Community and is committed to providing an educational, working, co-curricular, social, and living environment for all students, staff, faculty, trustees, contract workers, and visitors that is free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Such harassment or discrimination is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated.