Dean, College of Medicine - Tucson

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
September 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Dean, College of Medicine - Tucson

Dr. Michael Dake, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, with the advice and counsel of a Search Committee, invites applications and nominations for the next Dean of the University of Arizona's College of Medicine - Tucson. The Dean will be a key member of the health sciences leadership team; as such, the Dean will assume oversight for a complex set of responsibilities, and have an opportunity for major impact.

The University of Arizona seeks candidates with a distinguished record in clinical/translational or basic research; substantial successful administrative leadership experience, particularly in an academic medical center and/or school of medicine; a strong commitment to medical education; demonstrated achievement in the recruitment of a diverse faculty; a proven record of NIH funding, external fund development and the development of community partnerships; and a broad understanding of national health policy, and the future challenges and opportunities for academic medicine. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have earned a doctorate in a health profession or scientific discipline, and have academic credentials sufficient to engender respect within the University of Arizona and the national academic community at large.

The University seeks an individual who will prioritize the recruitment and retention of a faculty known for excellence in basic, clinical and translational research, outstanding patient care, strong educational values, and diversity, and who will build synergies across the health sciences colleges and centers to create opportunities for inter-professional research, education, training, and patient care excellence. Furthermore, UA seeks an individual who will be an unwavering champion for the student body, someone who will strive to ensure the College provides the highest quality education and training, and who will appreciate the value of having a sister medical college in Phoenix and the opportunities that relationship entails. Finally, the University seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial individual who will guide and empower the Chairs and faculty to substantially raise the level of recognition and rankings for all departments and specialties.

The Search Committee, co-chaired by Jennifer Barton, PhD, Director, BIO5 Institute and Irving Kron, MD, Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Interim Executive Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the next Dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson at The University of Arizona. Dr. Dake and the Search Committee are partnering in this search with Russell Reynolds Associates; the Russell Reynolds Associates team is being led by Dr. Charles Falcone. Dr. Ilene H. Nagel, President of Education Executives, LLC, is collaborating with Dr. Falcone in co-leading the search.

Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered, on a confidential basis, by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae as well as a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each to Russell Reynolds Associates at

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its programs and activities.

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