Applications are invited for the position of Dean of the Arnold School of Public Health. This position reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2024.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants are expected to be tenured, full-time faculty members at the rank of professor and have previous administrative experience.

The Dean will provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic programs, setting priorities for the Arnold School of Public Health and guiding it toward strategic goals of enhancing scholarship, promoting research and community-engaged scholarship, and providing excellence in undergraduate and graduate education with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

The Dean is the college’s chief advocate and steward, promoting its goals and achievements, leading its development, and fundraising activities, and speaking for its mission of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.

Required Qualifications

The next Dean of the Arnold School of Public Health will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Commitment to excellence, demonstrable commitment to and experience in research, teaching, and public health or health-related practice.
  • Demonstrable, authentic commitment to student, staff, and faculty diversity and maintaining a climate of inclusion and well-being in the college.
  • Extensive experience working in or leading an institution in which diversity is an integral part of its mission and composition.
  • Ability to assemble, inspire, and manage highly effective teams.
  • Capacity to understand and support campus and University of South Carolina policies and procedures. Sophisticated financial acumen and a record of successful budget, personnel, and project management experience.
  • Successful leadership experience as an academic administrator.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic enrollment management. A record of recruiting and supporting the success of diverse faculty, staff, and students, ideally in a school of public health, health professions college, or other health-related academic program.
  • A record of collaboration and relationship management.
  • Ability to build consensus and community among constituents and a commitment to shared governance. Successful experience establishing and stewarding collaborative relationships across diverse academic disciplines and administrative units as well as other internal, external, and non-academic partners, including community organizations, funding agencies, and other organizations.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and ability to generate resources via diverse mechanisms, including through private philanthropy, federal and state agencies, and corporate or foundation partners.
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to listen to and learn from others.
  • Capacity to connect with diverse internal and external constituencies and audiences to promote the mission of the Arnold School of Public Health, the University of South Carolina, the state of South Carolina, and beyond.


1) All application packets must include the following:

  • A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • At least four references with full contact information including e-mail (References will not be contacted without consent from the applicant.)

2) Submit the application packet as PDFs to USC-DeanASPH@myersmcrae.com. For best consideration, submit the application packet by March 01, 2024. Additional information will be requested upon receipt of the application.

This position is open until filled.


Submit nominations to USC-DeanASPH-nominate@myersmcrae.com with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.



EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1.       Cover Letter/Letter of Interest

2.       Curriculum Vitae/Resume

3.       List of at least four (4) References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

1.      Letter of Recommendation 1

2.      Letter of Recommendation 2

3.      Letter of Recommendation 3

4.      Other Supporting Documents