SOMA - Dean, A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

A.T. Still University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of dean at the University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA).   

Founded in 1892, ATSU is comprised of six graduate-level health professions schools and colleges on its Kirksville, Missouri, and Mesa, Arizona, campuses and online.

ATSU-SOMA was established in 2007 on a unique, path-breaking model of medical education. Students are based on the University’s Mesa, Arizona, campus for the first year of medical school, and for the next three years, students are placed in groups of approximately ten students at our partnering community health centers (CHCs). Linked through state-of-the-art technology to basic scientists and other educators at our Mesa campus, ATSU-SOMA students obtain an unparalleled primary care experience with clinicians who are dedicated to serving the underserved. Current CHC partners are located within the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and also, Washington, DC. The dean directs and oversees all organizational and educational aspects of ATSU-SOMA. ATSU-SOMA is the first college of osteopathic medicine to have earned 10-year accreditation with exceptional outcomes from COCA and one of only three osteopathic medical schools to be part of the thirty-seven member American Medical Association Accelerating Change Consortium.

Qualifications: Eligible candidates must have an earned doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, current license to practice medicine, and be board-certified within their specialty through the American Osteopathic Association and/or the American Board of Medical Specialties. ATSU is seeking a dynamic leader with administrative and academic skills and experience, who is committed to educational innovation and a mission of serving the underserved.   

ATSU is a proud recipient of INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for four consecutive years, 2017-2020. 

Additional information about ATSU-SOMA may be found at:

A rolling review of applicants will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should electronically send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references to the attention of the Chair of the Search Committee, Ann Boyle, DMD, associate vice president-academic affairs at:

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Harassment and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by the university.