Dean, CUNY School of Medicine

CUNY School of Medicine
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 31, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title: Dean, CUNY School of Medicine

Job ID: 21752

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



Who We Are

There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in this country, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians and obstetrician/gynecologists in many communities. The shortage of African-American, Latinx, and other underrepresented medical professionals in inner city areas is particularly acute. Over forty years ago, The City College of New York decided to make a difference by developing the most unique physician training program in the nation, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, which in the fall of 2015 became The CUNY School of Medicine. The programs at the CUNY School of Medicine include a unique 7-year combined BS-MD program and a 28-month masters program in physician assistant studies which, since their founding, have shared a social mission: to recruit underrepresented minorities into medicine, increase medical services in historically underserved areas, and increase the availability of primary care physicians and physician assistants.


The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) seeks candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to this mission. The School values diversity and inclusion and believes these are essential to achieving excellence.



Since its founding in 1847 to serve children of the working class and immigrants, The City College of New York (CCNY) has been a primary avenue of advancement for generations of New Yorkers. More than a traditional urban college, The City College is a microcosm of New York City, with one of the most diverse student bodies of any college in America; over half of its 15,200 students were born abroad.


The CUNY School of Medicine is located at, and is an integral part of, The City College of New York – a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), at its campus in central Harlem. The School of Medicine provides educational opportunities for students with limited financial means and has an established track record of success in matriculating students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in medicine into its professional tracks. The City College of New York seeks a dynamic, visionary and inspirational medical education leader, noted for personal and professional integrity, to inspire students, work collaboratively with the faculty, engage its distinguished alumni and the local community, and guide the CUNY School of Medicine to higher levels of achievement and distinction.



The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean. The Dean is the Chief Executive Officer of the school, who exercises responsibility for conceiving and managing policy, programs and resource allocation to achieve the school's mission. The Dean provides academic and strategic leadership to the School's medical education and physician assistant programs. The Dean will provide operational leadership for the academic and scholarly program, creating an environment and community that supports the school's students, faculty, and research agenda, as well as leading fundraising activities of the school. The Dean will also work collaboratively with distinguished faculty in furthering research and provide support in securing grants and private funding for research activities, scholarships, and other programs.


The Dean of the CSOM reports to the City College President.



This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.


The College seeks a highly motivating, engaging leader with an earned MD degree, licensed to practice medicine in the United States, a distinguished record of scholarly and clinical accomplishment, and a history of progressive and innovative administrative responsibility. A minimum of eight years related experience is required. Candidates must have the vision and interpersonal skills to promote the School's educational and research mission in the context of the evolving health care system; demonstrated commitment to enhancing primary care services to underserved populations; a history of leadership in an academic medical setting; significant experience facilitating partnerships with local and state agencies and health care organizations; the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the College and within a large and dynamic public university; and an understanding of the financial issues that surround the administration of educational and research endeavors. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and evidence of building and promoting equitable, diverse and inclusive scholarly and work environments, to effectively contribute to the School’s diversity and inclusion goals. The Dean will implement a strategic vision and plan for enhancing our research mission, creating alliances with partners across the CUNY system and community, and build strong relationships with existing and potential supporters to lead the school’s fundraising efforts.



The College seeks a person deeply committed to the School's mission with a strong record of creative scholarship, research, and teaching, suitable for appointment as a tenured full professor; and leadership and management experience within a complex academic medical program. Ideally, the candidate of choice will have a background in community medicine and primary care. The candidate needs to successfully communicate the CSOM vision and a passion for the mission, promote an environment that supports cutting edge scholarship and education innovation and fosters wellness and inclusion.



Salary commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.



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Interested applicants should provide a brief statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, service, and leadership or by improving access to medical education for historically underrepresented groups in medicine; curriculum vitae (CV); and, the names and contact information of four (4) professional references.


The City College has engaged Isaacson Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search for the dean of the CUNY School of Medicine. Interested applicants should contact the search firm, who will provide a full leadership profile upon request. To make an inquiry or to nominate a colleague for this distinctive opportunity, please contact Amy Segal, Managing Associate at Isaacson Miller at 202-552-5526 or via e-mail at


Please note for full consideration, applicants will also be required to apply through the CUNY website.



Accepting applications until January 31, 2021.



CUNY Job Posting: Executive



CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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