Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Office of the Dean-TCOM - 300600

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Founded as an independent non-for-profit in 1970, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) affiliated with the University of North Texas in 1975 to become a state-funded medical school. With over 65 percent of graduates practicing in primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics), TCOM is a leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care and rural medicine and is proud to be recognized as one of the nation's top medical schools for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, many TCOM graduates have gone on to practice in specialty careers ranging from aerospace medicine to cardiovascular surgery. Faculty in TCOM are currently housed in one of four academic departments: Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM); Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Pediatrics and Women's Health; and the Department of Medical Education; With a total enrollment of over 900 students, TCOM is helping reduce the shortage of physicians both in Texas and nationally.

Position Details
The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)t at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine to join our team.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) and is responsible for optimizing outcomes and assuring the effectiveness of the academic, clinical, research, community engagement and administrative aspects of the organization. The Dean will determine the distribution of funds from revenues derived from state appropriation, tuition, research grants, and philanthropic contributions which are applied to faculty and staff salaries, research stipends, service commitments, faculty development and travel, student enrichment, and maintenance and operation of TCOM and its academic departments. The Dean is responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the College, including curriculum, faculty, staff, students, facilities, resources, budget, alumni and fundraising. The Dean will create an organization that supports the vision, mission and goals of the Health Science Center and will promote collaboration with other schools/colleges at UNTHSC and its partner institutions. In addition, the Dean will play a lead role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with hospitals, health related organizations, UNT Health, and local, state and federal governmental agencies to ensure that TCOM and the UNT Health Science Center achieve all goals and objectives.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Strong interpersonal skills, including a commitment to listening, problem solving, and consensus building.
* A keen understanding of organizational development to increase faculty, staff, and student engagement.
* A collaborative and entrepreneurial leadership style coupled with the willingness to take calculated risks and promote inclusive and innovating thinking.
* Personal and professional integrity and the ability to foster an environment of accountability and transparency.
* A down-to-earth approach that empowers others around them, including the ability to delegate authority while retaining responsibility for key strategic goals.
* The charisma to serve as an ambassador and representative of the School and University to internal and external stakeholders coupled with a willingness to develop connections and establish partnerships with local community health providers.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
* An earned Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree and academic credentials that unquestionably qualify the candidate for appointment as a full professor with tenure.
* Experience as a steward of fiscal resources, including leading complex resource allocation processes to accomplish academic and administrative priorities.
* Experience implementing and/or promoting initiatives to better prepare students for success.
* Experience in leading and/or participating in accreditation efforts with the Council on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), including program development, institutional self-evaluation, reporting, and working with regional and national accreditation bodies.
* A track-record of advancing interprofessional collaboration in education, practice, and service.
* The ability to inspire and empower faculty, with an emphasis on recruiting, mentoring, developing, and retaining high-quality faculty to support the clinical, research and academic missions of the College and University.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Experience in expanding research opportunities in a school of medicine and with other health professions.
* Experience utilizing assessment metrics and institutional analytics, including the Gallup survey of employee engagement, and net promoter scores.
* A track-record of promoting student success, including improving graduation and persistence rates, and success in medical licensing exams (e.g., COMLEX and USMLE).
* Experience securing private financial support from donors, foundations, other non-profit organizations, and/or the private-sector.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

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Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 1/30/2019
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