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Dean, F. Edward Hebert School Medicine, (Non-Tenured) AD-0602-00 (DEN)

Position Deleted on 5/20/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Executive - Deans - Medicine
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$199,700 to $400,000 USD Per Year
The mission of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is to provide the highest quality education and research programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a career in the health professions of the uniformed services. The USU is authorized to grant appropriate advanced academic degrees and to establish postdoctoral, postgraduate, and technological institutes related to treatment and research in the health sciences. USUHS develops and supports academic and training programs designed to ensure maximum utilization of the health science labor force, facilities, and equipment within the Department of Defense and military medical departments worldwide.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), invites applicants to apply for the position of Dean, (non-tenure), F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine (SOM). The SOM of medicine blends a traditional health sciences curriculum with a curriculum that places special emphasis on military and public health medicine. The SOM is part of a vibrant Health Sciences campus that includes Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, and academic programs located in the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI).

Duties: The incumbent serves as the Chief Academic and Operating Officer of the SOM and is responsible for the effective and efficient execution of all its scholarly programs including those mandated by law and those authorized by law and recommended by the Board of Regents to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. The responsibilities of the Dean, SOM, include but are not limited to, planning, management, and oversight of: the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, affiliated educational and research centers, faculty recruitment and appointments; SOM educational curriculum; educational, clinical and research programs; strategic planning; admission and placement of students; student affairs; financial planning and management; and SOM space and equipment utilization.

The Dean is responsible for activities to strengthen the alliances and integration with medical treatment facilities and teaching hospitals to ensure the academic preparation of SOM students and the professional development of assigned faculty. Serves as the University President's principal agent and advisor on SOM educational functions and assures compliance with all statutory, regulatory, and accreditation requirements by SOM personnel.

The Dean is the spokesperson for the faculty of the School and represents the School in interactions with uniformed service leaders to include the Service Medical Corps Chiefs, civilian leaders in the Department of Defense (DOD) and other Federal agencies and with leaders in civilian academic medicine. Serve on the National Capitol Consortium (NCC) board of directors and in such capacity ensures the scholarly educational and research efforts of faculty and residents in the Graduate Medical Education Program meet established requirements or goals.

Develop, implement, and maintain processes of curriculum review and reform, to assure that academic standards are met and all programs meet wartime and disaster medical readiness requirements including curricula of specific military importance such as command and control, tropical medicine, environmental extremes, mental health/stress responses, occupational hazards, non-conventional weapons, and wartime surgery and public health. Develop and maintain a program of officer development to meet the University President's goals for officer instruction, leadership development, and professional military education, in coordination with the USUHS Brigade Commander.

Oversee and ensure the recruitment of highly qualified faculty and staff to accomplish the mission of the School by establishing manpower and personnel requirements to ensure that students have the proper exposure to civilian academicians as well as uniformed role models. Oversee the review and recommendations for awarding of professional degrees to the Board of Regents.
Provide a balanced support for both clinical and basic science programs of research and lead change when deemed appropriate. Establish appropriate research partnerships between the SOM and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Services' multiple centers of research at the medical facilities.

Responsible for the formulation, preparation, and implementation of the annual SOM budget within USUHS guidelines and allocated funding. Actively participates in the review, development, and administration of SOM faculty salaries to insure that they are in accordance with the provisions of the enabling legislation and/or applicable DoD and/or USUHS policies and procedures. Develop and make recommendations to the President and Board of Regents regarding the physical plant required to support educational programs of the SOM.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. State medical licensure and American Board specialty certification are required.

The position requires: substantial experience in medical and graduate school education, effective leadership skills and scholarly achievement, academic administration or closely related uniformed medical education administration, educational research, executive management skills, and personnel management; extensive analytical skill in evaluating and developing organizational policies, programs, goals, and objectives; experience in managing diverse operations; exceptional written and oral communications skills to provide presentations in a public forum as well as the ability to develop consensus decisions. Experience working in an academic shared governance model and/or experience in an executive level uniformed position are highly desirable.

The incumbent must be academically qualified for a tenured faculty appointment at the Professor level in one of the SOM departments in accordance with USUHS academic policies. Expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scholarly publications, with a national impact, in journals appropriate to specialty, scientific training, and research interests. A record of outstanding clinical practice, innovative and effective administrative leadership; possession of strong advocacy skills; and a commitment to increasing diversity among students, staff, and faculty are essential characteristics.

Assignment as Dean is an administrative assignment and is without tenure. This assignment is for a five-year term and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. Assignment as Dean is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the President of the University and may be relieved as Dean at any time.

The incumbent of this position will be subject to pre- employment random drug testing under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Failure to pass the drug test will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

The selectee must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. The position requires a secret clearance. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance level. Failure to meet the requirements of a background investigation or to obtain and maintain the required secret clearance level will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

U.S. citizenship is required.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence. Questions may be addressed to Ernest L. Hepler, PhD, 301-295-9002.

Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applicants should submit (1) a letter expressing their interest in the position, (2) their curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of five references (references will not be contacted without applicant's prior permission). Nominators should send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee's curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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