Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is launching a search for the leadership opportunity as Dean, School of Medicine. Reporting to the Chancellor for Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, with primary responsibility for implementing the School’s mission. The Dean will have complete line responsibility for personnel, general administration, management, budget, academic, and development functions. The Dean will ultimately be accountable for building a high-performing medical school worthy of progressively favorable national and international attention.
This important appointment requires substantial experience in a distinguished academic or comparable medical setting; an established record of effective, strong, and collaborative leadership in a medical school or analogous organization; significant academic credentials, including a strong track record of success in research and an international reputation; scholarly accomplishments in the field of medicine, as well as recognition as evidenced by involvement in societies and/or associations at a national and/or international level, especially at the leadership level. Familiarity with the accreditation process, and ideally has led an institution through a successful accreditation; genuine understanding and appreciation of the educational mission and the importance of providing students with the highest quality educational experience and clinical training opportunities—knowledge of the value of medical research and education. A distinguished record of operational leadership demonstrating excellence, growth, and financial effectiveness; demonstrated experience in prudent fiscal management ability to recruit outstanding new faculty as well as retain the School’s most vital faculty. The incoming Dean will continue to develop a culture that respects, values, and promotes diversity and inclusion with the highest ethical standards within the student body, faculty, and staff. Credentials for an appointment in a relevant department at the Full Professor level, including an M.D. or other pertinent doctoral degree.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, stands among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities. The oldest, largest, and top-ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, its main locations are in three New Jersey cities (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden). Rutgers University has a prominent academic and clinical health sciences presence that spans across the state, and its footprint is seen around the region. It is an academic, health, and research powerhouse and a university of opportunity with over 71,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 530,000 alumni around the world, and over $750 million annually in research grants and sponsored programs. Through Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences activities, Rutgers stands as one of America’s largest and most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care. Rutgers takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research to improve human health.
As one of the nation’s comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is dedicated to pursuing excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise New Jersey’s premier academic medical center. In addition, RWJMS has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region. RWJMS encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments and hosts centers and institutes. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway and provides continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and community education programs. In addition, RWJMS is planning one to two new buildings for the school, in which the Dean will play a central role in designing and filling. Research at RWJMS covers a broad spectrum, from clinical and basic studies designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases to fundamental studies exploring new areas of molecular biology, biotechnology, and informatics. This range of leading research provides a wealth of research training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and medical students.
Spencer Stuart is assisting with the search process. To provide nominations, express interest and/or request additional information, please contact Raquel Lentnek via e-mail: [email protected]
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