Dean of the IU Bloomington School of Public Health

Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), the flagship research University of the Indiana University System, seeks a visionary leader to serve as the next Dean of the School of Public Health (SPH). Since its renaming to a School of Public Health in 2012, it has expanded its programmatic and scholarly reach, while fulfilling a robust educational mission befitting this public institution. Indiana University Bloomington is a Tier One, Carnegie “Very High Research Activity” university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. It is home to distinguished faculty across its 17 schools and colleges, with many programs ranked in the top five and top ten in their fields, and it serves nearly 40,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students.

The Dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President, and is the chief academic officer and executive officer of the School. S/he will lead its more than 160 faculty members in developing and articulating a clear vision and strategy for the next stage of the School’s development and will work to formalize systems within the School and collaborations across campus to realize that vision. The Dean will engage internal and external stakeholders in the critical work of the School and find willing partners throughout the state of Indiana and beyond who will further SPH’s mission, broaden its reach, and amplify its impact.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (including—as separate documents—a cover letter, resume, and list of references) should be directed in confidence online via

Gale Merseth, Vice President
Vijay Saraswat, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

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