National Search for Dean

School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for a new dean of the School of Public Health. A search committee has been named by the executive vice president and provost. The University has engaged the national search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates.

View the position profile (PDF)

For more information or to submit confidential inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest, visit the Isaacson, Miller website.

Public Forums

All faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other internal and external stakeholders are invited to attend the candidates’ public forums. Each 60-minute virtual forum via Zoom will include a 20-30–minute presentation by the candidate on the topic of “Vision for the future of public health education, research, and community engagement,” followed by Q&A.

In addition to these public forums, there are smaller discussion sessions with various SPH constituent groups. Watch your email for dates and times.

Each candidate will be introduced one day ahead of each public interview, with names and CVs posted on this webpage. You can review the candidates’ materials, attend or view the public forums, or participate in appropriate audience-specific discussions. The public forums will be recorded and may be viewed online with a University login or individual permission until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1. If you are an external stakeholder and need access, please email

Provide Your Feedback

Please complete this evaluation form by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1 to submit your feedback about each candidate. While the evaluation form will remain open until September 1, we encourage you to record your feedback as close to the candidate visit as possible.

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For more information about the search process, please contact:

Erin Slattengren
Assistant to the Provost and lead Provost’s Office professional staff contact for the search process
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