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Dean, Academic and Research AffairsUGHE-Haiti

The Dean of Academic and Research Affairs is the Chief Academic and Research Officer of UGHE-Haiti, responsible for all academic- and Research- related affairs and leadership at the UGHE Haiti campus. All Directors, Chairs and Heads of all academic and research units report directly to the Dean. The Dean is the primary advocate for the faculty and is responsible for oversight of all academic and research policies, direction, programs and the services that support them. The Dean reports directly to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research Affairs at UGHE in strict alignment with the UGHE policies and practices. The Dean works collaboratively with key administrative leaders, including the Director of Operations at UGHE-Haiti and the Executive Director of Zanmi Lasante (ZL).

Key Responsibilities

Establishes and directs the academic units of UGHE-Haiti by working directly with management and the University community

Works with UGHE team to ensure the University achieves its strategic academic goals, vision and mission

Ensures program excellence and innovation for on-going and new activities of UGHE-Haiti

Leads academic and research strategic planning, policy development, curriculum, and quality assurance.

Supports UGHE leadership in grant writing, fundraising, partnership development and community engagement

Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration between UGHE-Haiti units/departments

Oversees recruitment process of all academic affairs and research department employees at UGHE-Haiti

Specific responsibilities


Responsible for leading formal accreditation processes by local, regional, and international bodies

Oversees undergraduate and graduate health sciences education, continuing education, including providing coordinated oversight of the curriculum, assessment of learning outcomes, and instruction at UGHE-Haiti

Collaborates on the design and implementation of innovative strategies affecting the future of higher education, including online learning and other technologies to promote student access and success

Chair of the academic council and member of the UGHE-Haiti senate


Leads general development and direction of research at UGHE- Haiti

Works in close partnership with the UGHE Director of Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Supports UGHE-Haiti’s IRB and maintains its registration with DHHS

Faculty Affairs

Presides over the UGHE-Haiti faculty

Approves and signs offer letters for faculty at UGHE-Haiti

Adjudicates faculty grievances in conjunction with Human Resources Dept. and UGHE-Haiti legal counsel


Promotes diversity of faculty, students and senior administrative staff at UGHE-Haiti

Serves as a member on external and internal committees

Coordinates the use and assignment of UGHE-Haiti academic and research space



community health workers

continuing education

financial management


global health

health education

health equity

human resources

local communities

local government

online learning

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Responsible for the development of the UGHE-Haiti academic and research annual plan and budget

Collaborates with UGHE-Haiti senior team to develop long term planning and budget priorities that promote academic and research success

Approves budgets for all academic and research departments at UGHE-Haiti



PhD. or other terminal degree in an academic discipline from an accredited institution

Five years or more experience in curriculum, instruction, and assessment of learning outcomes

Five years or more experience in the field of research

Five years or more living and working in Haiti

Five years or more of higher education leadership

Additional qualification in health education (Mmed Ed or PhD) is preferred

Skills and Experience

Ten years or more of higher education teaching experience

Experience with operational and financial management of a complex academic organization

Demonstrates excellence in teaching and/or scholarship suitable for appointment at UGHE-Haiti

Possesses teaching skills that foster leadership and is a strong, innovative and creative administrator

Strategic academic planning, policy development, budgeting, and academic personnel administration in a higher education setting

Proven success in leading accreditation processes

Exhibits commitment to the principles of diversity, fairness, and integrity

Understands current issues and future directions in higher education

Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner and to motivate others

Strong interpersonal and critical problem-solving skills

Ability to represent UGHE-Haiti locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally

Superb oral and written communication skills

Capacity to forge and nurture partnerships with private, non-profit, and government entities as well as other institutions of higher education

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Zanmi Lasante (ZL), as PIH is known locally in Haiti, is a health care organization committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized in Haiti. ZL partners with local communities and the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) to deliver high-quality public health care, addressing the root causes of illness, train the health care workforce, advance research, and advocate for increased national investments in the health system. ZL’s philosophy is rooted in sustainability and capacity building with the idea that the most powerful means of providing rights-based health care to patients is through leveraging a country’s own public health system.

Today, with a team of over 6,200 Haitians, including over 2,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs), ZL supports 12 public health facilities and is one of the largest health care providers in Central Haiti, serving an immediate catchment area of 1.3 million across the Central Plateau and the lower Artibonite.

PartnersInHealth (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and witha number ofgovernments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.


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