The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, seeks a distinguished academic leader with proven strategic, judicious, and collaborative leadership skills to serve as the next Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine. https://www.unlv.edu/
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Analysis and implementation of the current strategic vision and plan for UNLV’s School of Medicine for its continued progress in accreditation, education, research and clinical care, including innovative interdisciplinary programs and alliances with partners across the UNLV system and within the community.
The Dean is responsible – in consultation with the School of Medicine faculty, the President, and the Provost – to develop and implement a compelling strategic vision for the School’s future in order to establish and pursue clear priorities, manage resources effectively to steadily advance those priorities, develop relationships with other healthcare related schools within the University as well as the surrounding medical community, and lead a fundraising effort needed to implement the agreed upon initiatives. UNLV’s School of Medicine vision, mission and plan promotes the importance of interdisciplinary research, innovative clinical care, and teaching, and of collaborations within UNLV and with key external partners in practice, government, and beyond. While managing and leading locally, the Dean must also continue to foster and develop the School’s relationships in communities locally and nationally. The new Dean will build on the School’s foundation to create a cohesive and collaborative academic community among faculty, students, and staff. The Dean will assure that the school delivers high quality patient care and leads in the development of community outreach, including helping to meet the healthcare needs of the underserved communities. He/she will be the school’s public voice and will articulate and promote the school’s contributions in local, state, regional, and national arenas of medicine, continuing medical education, health care, and health policy.
Building strong relationships with overseers, alumni, and other donors, and leading the School’s fundraising efforts.
The Dean will foster strong relationships with existing and potential supporters and guide the development of the School’s financial resources to propel the work of UNLV School of Medicine faculty and students to even higher levels. To do so, the new Dean must work effectively with relevant faculty, staff, and administrators, both within School of Medicine and in the UNLV’s administration, to develop a sound strategy to build on the future successes in order to gain private philanthropic support and to identify potential investments that will empower UNLV School of Medicine to achieve its ambitious goals, and to secure the long-term vitality and prosperity of the School through prudent management of resources.
Recruitment and Retention of an Eminent Faculty
The Dean is first and foremost the leader of the School’s faculty, responsible for ongoing recruitment and retention. In order to successfully recruit and retain the best, the Dean must not only create an environment that supports cutting edge scholarship and clinical work, but also be able to communicate UNLV School of Medicine’s vision and mission in a way that compels the scholarly, clinical, and educational leaders to join the effort. Codified approaches to faculty development and ensuring care-provider wellness feature prominently in matters related to faculty recruitment and retention.
Collaboration with fellow Deans on interdisciplinary programs, joint faculty appointments, and new academic initiatives, and service as a visible exemplar of engaged and positive UNLV citizenship.
The new Dean must be committed to the UNLV’s mission and vision and be willing and able to participate actively as a key member of the senior leadership team. He/she must be adept at collaborating with fellow Deans on interdisciplinary programs, joint faculty appointments, and new academic initiatives.
The ideal candidate for Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine will possess these essential qualifications and strengths:
The Dean's position requires a dynamic and visionary individual with demonstrated experience in strategic planning and creative leadership; including ten years of increasingly responsible leadership/administrative positions in a medical school and/or academic medical center setting with a strong record of success in relevant administrative experience.
Academic credentials and experience that qualify for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the School, impeccable academic judgment, and an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence.
A demonstrated track record of achievement as an effective administrator, leader, and collaborator, providing strong evidence of a capacity to lead UNLV’s School of Medicine and to collaborate effectively with the School’s faculty, the President, the Provost, Deans, and other members of UNLV’s senior leadership.
He/she will be an outstanding scholar possessing intellectual breadth who is able to articulate a vision for the School of Medicine and assert strong leadership to guide the School toward their future goals and objectives.
He/she will have an established record of effective leadership in a dynamic academic or medical environment with diverse and complex governance structures.
He/she will have the ability to assess an organization, evaluate its existing capabilities in the context of required performance levels and develop effective approaches for addressing issues.
He/she will also work with faculty to articulate a shared vision of excellence within the School with a focus on innovative program development that supports UNLV’s overall strategic priorities.
He/she will be able to encourage communication and collaboration across disciplines and foster a productive and enjoyable work environment for faculty and staff.
He/she must embrace the highest academic and intellectual standards and promote vigorous research and scholarship while maintaining the School of Medicine’s commitment to high quality education.
He/she should have a record of success forging and leading interdisciplinary collaborations, programs and activities within and across institutions.
A commitment to diversity in all its forms (i.e., racial, gender, socio-economic, intellectual, methodological, disciplinary, etc.). The Dean of the School of Medicine will show strong evidence of being eager and able to lead, recruit, retain, and support a diverse and eminent faculty, staff, and student body.
A strategic and entrepreneurial leader, with the highest aspirations and ambitions for the quality and reputation of the School of Medicine. The Dean will show strong evidence of the ability to develop -- in consultation with the Medicine faculty, the President, and the Provost, and the School’s fundraising potential -- a strategic vision for the School’s future; to establish and pursue clear priorities; to lead the fundraising effort needed to implement them; and to manage resources effectively to steadily advance those priorities.
An articulate, enthusiastic, and effective communicator, with a clear capacity to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituencies and to be a successful fundraiser. While prior high-level fundraising experience is not a requirement, the Dean must communicate a passion for the broad mission of the UNLV School of Medicine and a compelling vision for the important role of the School of Medicine within the University, our society, and the world.
An interdisciplinary thinker committed to the values and goals of the UNLV’s Top Tier 2025 Vision and to realize the unique opportunities to advance the integration of knowledge through collaborative activities across traditional scholarly and institutional boundaries and for the mutually productive engagement of the professions and the liberal arts and sciences.
A global outlook, with a strong commitment to realizing the potential contributions of the School of Medicine to strengthening UNLV’s strategic engagement with local, national, and international communities and with partners in industry and government.
The commitment, ability, and desire to broadly engage the UNLV community, collaborate with other Deans and Schools, and function as a key member of the UNLV’s senior management team.
A demonstrated and unwavering ethical compass.
Korn Ferry is assisting the University of Nevada. Las Vegas with this important search. The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries, nomination/referrals, and applications (including curriculum vitae and letters of interest) will be held in the strictest confidence and should be submitted to Nadine.email@example.com
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.