Saint Louis University - Dean, College for Public Health and Social Justice

MO, St. Louis

Saint Louis University seeks an exceptional leader with a sophisticated understanding of the public health landscape to serve as the dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice. The dean will steward the college’s pursuit of social justice, champion its commitment to improve public health, and inspire the college to make a transformational impact on the national and international stage.

Reporting directly to the provost, the dean is a member of Saint Louis University’s senior academic leadership team. As the College for Public Health and Social Justice’s chief academic and administrative officer, the dean will catalyze academic and pedagogical excellence, a robust enterprise of scholarship and research, and a tireless commitment to community engagement and service.

The ideal dean candidate will be a creative, collaborative and entrepreneurial leader deeply committed to student success and to advancing institutional diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate must have qualifications commensurate with tenure at the rank of professor at Saint Louis University. An earned doctoral degree is required. Learn more by reading a comprehensive leadership profile.

Guided by its social justice mission, the College for Public Health and Social Justice focuses on finding innovative and collaborative solutions to complex health problems. Faculty and students study social, environmental and physical influences that collectively determine the health and well-being of people and communities.

The College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only school of public health in Missouri accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the first to be accredited among nearly 250 Catholic institutions of higher education in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s Master of Health Administration program No.13 in the nation.

Saint Louis University is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care and a strong commitment to faith and service. Nearly 13,000 students are engaged in rigorous, transformative education experiences designed to shape bold, confident leaders. More than 150 courses integrate community engagement into academics, making it one of the nation’s top colleges for making an impact. It ranks among the top research universities in the U.S. with 15 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the nation’s top 50.

WittKieffer is assisting Saint Louis University in this search. Applications should include a CV and letter of interest. Materials can be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Charlene Aguilar at

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. The university welcomes and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.