Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Simmons University
Boston, Massachusetts
Depends on Qualifications
Feb 15, 2019
Mar 17, 2019

Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Simmons University


Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is home to a respected undergraduate women’s program and coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.


The University comprises four colleges, including the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (“CNBHS”). The mission of CNBHS is to “create and sustain a learning community of scientist practitioners” and its vision statement is to “envision a College community in which faculty, staff, and students in the natural, behavioral, and health sciences are working together and across disciplines to advance practice and research.” Its core values are the following:


•Excellence in research, teaching, and practice;

•Integration of research, teaching, and practice/application in the natural, behavioral, and health sciences;

•Student-centered learning; and

•Collaboration and a sense of community.


CNBHS is the largest college at Simmons, offering an education at the intersection of life and science and cultivating innovative practices and procedures required to advance the scientific future and save lives. The College prepares the next generation of STEM leaders, broadly defined to include everyone from bench scientists to health care leaders, to provide an education that links passion with lifelong purpose.


CNBHS was named in 2017 when the following units were combined: School of Nursing; Departments of Behavior Analysis; Biology; Chemistry and Physics; Nutrition; Physical Therapy; and Department of Psychology.


CNBHS is a community in which all faculty, staff, and students work together and across disciplines to advance both practice and research. The College produces leaders for careers in such fields as STEM research, nursing, health professions, neuroscience, behavioral science, biotech, and engineering. CNBHS prepares graduates to serve the communities in which they live and equips them with the skills, knowledge, perspective, and confidence to become effective and principled leaders, build successful careers, and lead meaningful lives.


The College includes a broad range of disciplines, all aligned with the institution’s historical mission of advancing women’s professional livelihoods. Some departments offer baccalaureate education, including minors and concentrations; others offer master’s and doctorates with concentration, while some offer a combination of undergraduate and graduate programs.


Members of the College’s faculty are leaders in their fields and pride themselves on serving as caring mentors. The total number of students enrolled in courses in the College is 2,720, including 1,960 graduate students.

The Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences supports, strengthens, and advances the diversification of a strong faculty, promoting innovative teaching and engaged learning, and building a culture of research, scholarly productivity, inclusion and equity. The Dean reports to the Provost and collaborates closely with the deans of the other three colleges.


Consistent with University’s goals to achieve diversity at all levels of university leadership, Simmons encourages nominations and applications from individuals in traditionally underrepresented groups and those dedicated to building a culture of inclusive excellence at Simmons.


The University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, ancestry, class, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Simmons University’s consultants at Russell Reynolds at

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