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Dean, interprofessional research and graduate studies


Cox College invites applications for the Dean of Interprofessional Research and Graduate Studies (IRGS).  Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is charged with successful implementation and broad oversight of the newly-formed Division of IRGS, a dynamic unit balancing program liberty with collaboration of scholarly ideas and initiatives.  Positions under the Dean’s purview include Chairs of Master-level programs in Nursing, Nutritional Diagnostics, and Occupational Therapy, respectively.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Dean leads IRGS Chairs in fostering exemplary teaching, research, and service, with particular focus in each aspect on interprofessional collaboration.  The Dean’s role includes, but is not limited to, various administrative decisions, corresponding processes, and Division- and/or College-level duties as appropriate and/or assigned; such are to be performed and focused on alignment with the College’s Mission and Core Values (listed below, Institutional Profile).

Some examples of responsibilities include the following

  • Broad oversight of Division-level matters, such as supervision and evaluation of Chairs.
  • Strategic planning and analysis thereof for budget, staffing, and other purposes.
  • Implement/Foster interprofessional research and advanced study.
  • Cultivate collaborative partnerships, initiatives, and an interprofessional approach.
  • Guide programmatic development, evaluation, and policy making.
  • Represent Cox College on CoxHealth Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Appropriate hiring/termination of full-time faculty and/or staff.
  • Upholding the highest of ethical standards.


  • Doctoral degree from regionally-accredited institution; degree shall be in health-, research-, or education-related field.
  • At least five years in academia, at least two years in supervisory role as Chair/Director/Coordinator or above, and at least two years of teaching and service at graduate level.
  • Evidence of scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and collaboration.

Institutional Profile

Cox College is a single-purpose private institution near historic downtown Springfield, Missouri.  With its sole focus on health care education, the College is well-respected for preparing outstanding practitioners and educators since 1907.  Current programs span numerous tracks across Nursing and Health Sciences.  All programs are based upon the College’s Core Values: Student First, Highest Quality, Communication, Nothing is Impossible, and Lifelong Learning.  Recently, Cox College has experienced a doubling of student enrollment, has built robust partnerships with area colleges and universities, and has implemented many academic and civic initiatives.  Cox College faculty and staff foster a professional and student-centered environment by displaying the College Mission, a commitment to excellence by meeting the educational needs of students and the health care community.

Priority review of applications: June 1, 2013.

Expected start date: August 1, 2013 (negotiable).




posted may 2013