Dean, School of Medicine

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 09, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is conducting a search for the leadership position of Dean, School of Medicine.  The Dean serves as the chief academic officer for the UTRGV School of Medicine and is responsible for all aspects of leading and managing the School and creating a culture that is committed to serving the best interests of the Rio Grande Valley, its students, patients, families, and varied stakeholders.


In this role, the Dean has full executive responsibility for matters relating to the faculty, including appointments, salaries, effort, incentives, performance, and evaluation. He/she will be responsible for devising clinical strategy and leading clinical growth, developing and advancing educational programs of the highest caliber, further expanding research and partnering with the greater Rio Grande Valley community. He/she will be responsible for leading an outstanding leadership team, including chairs, key faculty, and senior administrators and for shaping a vision to guide the future of the School.


This critically important senior leadership position in academic medicine requires a dynamic individual with a comprehensive understanding of the SOM’s four missions and the numerous challenges facing academic health centers in today’s environment. Outstanding strategic communication and diplomacy skills are essential. The Dean must be creative and decisive, but also a consensus builder with demonstrated success in a complex, multi-faceted academic medical environment.


Candidates should bring extensive experience in an academic medical school or within a health system environment, a sound understanding of academic medicine, and be viewed as outstanding educators with distinguished clinical and research careers.  Experience in a newer medical school or one seeking accreditation/re-accreditation would be highly valued.  


Spencer Stuart is assisting with the search process.  For additional information, to provide nominations and/or express interest, please contact Raquel Lentnek via e-mail:

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