Dean, School of Medicine

Irvine, CA
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Academic Affairs - Deans and Vice Chancellors


    Open April 5th, 2017 through June 5th, 2017


    The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Medicine. The university seeks a visionary leader with skills to manage and guide a complex/multi-constituent organization, who is decisive while fair, and focused on clinical and research excellence. The successful applicant should hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, be a keen intellectual who leads from values, an open and persuasive communicator, and show a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and inclusiveness. He/She should be able to develop and implement a compelling vision that inspires supporters, forges strategic partnerships, and joins the clinical and academic enterprise in a unifying goal: to make fundamental advances that will lead to new treatments for disease, to teach the next generation of globally pre-eminent physicians and scientists, and to offer world-class health care to the region and the nation.

    The Dean of the School of Medicine will work both with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and with the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the UCI Health System. At UCI the chief academic officer is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, who has responsibility for the university's academic and research mission, and who (under the direction of the chancellor) has ultimate administrative authority on budgetary allocations, academic program quality and development, and academic personnel decisions. In order to ensure focused coordination of the clinical, academic, and research components of all aspects of UCI Health, the dean will report on a day-to-day basis to the Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs and CEO of the UCI Health System. This is represented by a solid-line reporting relationship to the Vice Chancellor and a dotted line relationship to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

    Primary criteria for the position of Dean of the School of Medicine will be experience and ability to manage, integrate, and provide visionary leadership for the academic, educational, clinical, translational, and philanthropic activities in health-related programs at UC Irvine. These include the academic programs of the School of Medicine and its basic science and clinical departments, in terms of faculty recruitment and development, student recruitment, curricular planning for both the basic sciences and clinical clerkships, basic and translational research activities, community alliances, industry partnerships, and philanthropy.

    Ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research, education, and high-quality care. The School of Medicine nurtures the development of medical students, graduate students, resident physicians, and postdoctoral scholars in the clinical and basic sciences, and supports the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society. Each year, the School of Medicine educates more than 400 medical students, approximately 150 graduate students, and approximately 700 residents and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center and affiliated institutions. There are over 700 full-time and about 1000 volunteer faculty members involved in research, teaching, and providing medical care. The school offers an M.D. degree, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program, an M.D./M.P.H. dual degree with the Program in Public Health, a combined M.D./M.B.A. program with the Paul Merage School of Business, and an M.D./M.S. dual degree from the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) that prepares physician leaders to address the specific needs of the underserved Latino community. To learn more, see

    UC Irvine has entered an exciting new era. Orange County's second-largest employer, UC Irvine generates an annual economic impact on the county of $4.3 billion. With approximately 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 1,150 regular ranks faculty and 9,700 staff, UC Irvine is one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine Medical Center has been ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 13 consecutive years. The new UC Irvine Douglas Hospital opened in 2009 and is equipped with state-of-the art technologies, 18 high-tech operating rooms, Orange County's only Level I trauma center, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UC Irvine Medical Center has over 4,850 employees, including students, 300 specialty physicians, and 50 primary care doctors.

    The desired appointment date is July 1, 2017. The review of nominations and applications will commence immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Applicants should submit a current CV or resume and a bullet point summary of their accomplishments in leadership positions. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. We encourage electronic application submission; please click the online application link to begin the submission process:

    Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be sent to

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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