Dean of Faculty Affairs

New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 08, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of Faculty Affairs

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth), in partnership with Korn Ferry, announces a national search for a Dean of Faculty Affairs (DFA).

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine (Geisel) at Dartmouth, was established in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1797 and, to this day, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities.  As one of America's top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to creating new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.

The DFA serves as the principal liaison for faculty matters with the Dean of Geisel and the senior leadership of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) and the White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC).  The DFA oversees all policies and procedures for appointments, promotions, titles and tenure processes for faculty and for non-faculty academic positions, including research scientists, research associates and postdoctoral/ clinical fellows in the Geisel School of Medicine.  The DFA has primary responsibility for ensuring faculty members and academic leadership are aware of best practices for academic advancement and faculty development and are informed of professional development opportunities.

The DFA shares responsibility, with the Executive Dean for Administration and Finance, the Senior Director of Finance, the Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education for supporting the implementation of plans for faculty recruitment and for ensuring faculty compensation is aligned on equity/merit assessments for the faculty and non-faculty academic positions for which Dartmouth is the employer of record.  As part of the senior leadership team, the DFA participates in defining missions and policies of the Medical School.  

The DFA works with appropriate leaders at Geisel and Dartmouth, and, when requested, with Geisel’s major clinical partners to help ensure that Geisel/Dartmouth meet institutional goals with respect to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive faculty. The DFA also has primary responsibility in ensuring the medical school engages in principles and practices that advance diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) goals for faculty set by Dartmouth and for in leading initiatives that specifically advance DEI goals for faculty at Geisel.

Qualified candidates will have earned a terminal degree (PhD and/or MD, or equivalent) and academic credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor. 

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic, and professional community offering excellent public schools, a lively arts scene, a rural setting with great natural beauty, and delicious local produce and artisanal foods. Those who enjoy the city, Boston, New York City, and Montreal are within a few hours' drive.

Korn Ferry is pleased to assist the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth with this important recruitment.  Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Arnie Sherrin and Toni Lam, PhD


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.