Vice Dean for Faculty University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06386
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) now seeks nominations and applications for the role of Vice Dean for Faculty (VDF).
The VDF works closely with the Dean and the senior leadership team in the Dean's office, in the health system and across campus. As head of the Academic Affairs Office in the School of Medicine, the VDF leads a team of Associate Deans, Directors and staff to counsel the Dean, Department Chairs, Faculty, and Staff on academic matters related to faculty recruitment, retention, engagement and development. The VDF also manages the Health Sciences Compensation Plan and is responsible for supporting DGSOM faculty and academic programs at the School's partner institutions throughout the community.
As a senior leader in the Dean's office, the VDF is expected to set the vision for faculty development and advancement and cultivate an equitable, inclusive, collegial, anti-racist culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM's Cultural North Star. As such, the VDF will assume a leading role in the school's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by seeking to eliminate or reform practices particularly with regard to recruitment, retention and faculty development that have a disproportionate negative impact on faculty members from underrepresented populations, and by ensuring best practices in the conduct of searches to fill tenure-track faculty and leadership positions.
UCLA is seeking an individual with an MD degree and the appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment within the DGSOM at UCLA at the rank of full professor, including demonstrated scholarship and commitment to teaching and service and a record of commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will have the ability to articulate a vision for programs in faculty professional leadership development and advancement, a continuous improvement mindset, a demonstrated track record of faculty development and mentoring, and knowledge and experience working with academic human resources and faculty affairs.
Preferred qualifications include administrative experience at the divisional, departmental and/or school level, experience and/or engagement with the Faculty Senate and the principles of shared governance, and familiarity with faculty compensation.
The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to the academic mission, demonstrate the ability to build trust with faculty and staff, possess the capacity for objective review and decision-making, and model an unwavering moral and ethical compass in alignment with the values and mission of the DGSOM.
The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) comprises 24 academic departments, 9 research institutes and 3 research centers, and is consistently ranked among the top ten medical schools in the country.
With more than 3,000 full-time faculty members and approximately 1,400 residents and fellows, 750 medical students and 500 Ph.D. candidates, the DGSOM also has key academic affiliations with the County of Los Angeles, the Veterans Administration, and others. Major integrated or affiliated training and research programs are present at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Kern Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (a curriculum vitae, informative personal statement and EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:
Emilie Marcus, PhD & Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, Search Committee Co-Chairs c/o Bridget Hough Director of Academic & Executive Search, UCLA Health Email: [email protected]
Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what's right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at DGSOM Cultural North Star.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.