Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
May 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Illinois invites applications and nominations for the position of Regional Dean for the College of Medicine at Peoria. The Peoria campus is one of four separate sites of the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria, Chicago, Rockford, Urbana) that are linked throughout the state by a single medical curriculum.  The four campuses collaborate optimally on the educational, research, and clinical services enterprise reporting to the Executive Dean of the College of Medicine responsible for leadership oversight of all four campuses. 

The Peoria campus offers several unique opportunities for development of innovative programs.  It provides undergraduate education to 250 first, second, third and fourth year medical students and graduate education to over 300 residents and fellows.  Peoria’s medical community provides state of the art tertiary referral care for children and adults in addition to primary care for the surrounding community including teaching and clinical services collaboration in Peoria and in numerous rural communities in the region.  The Peoria Dean serves an essential role leading collaboration with community physicians, hospitals and clinics throughout the region.   

The campus provides several special educational options for medical students.  For example, the Rural Student Physician Program provides an extended clerkship in rural primary care.  Another example is the Innovations inRural and Global Health Program, a longitudinal, four-year elective offering medical students the opportunity to experience health care and health care delivery models in low resource settings and gain a deep understanding of the barriers that exist in a variety of health care settings.

One of the unique strengths of the College of Medicine Peoria is the Jump Simulation Center, a collaborationbetween the campus and a regional healthcare system, OSF HealthCare. The JUMP Center improves outcomes and lowers health care costs through innovative simulation training of medical professionals. Jump features working replicas of inpatient wards, ICU, and operating rooms as well as hi-fidelity mannequins, an ambulance bay, and house to provide students, residents and local health care professionals opportunities for training in a simulation environment. In addition, it houses conference room facilities, serving as the site for both Pediatric and Medicine Grand Rounds, life support training, and health care symposia events. The Center strives to be on the forefront of innovation, featuring a 3-D heart library and an Innovation Lab, which partners the College of Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the medical resources of Peoria.

The College of Medicine is committed to increasing diversity throughout the academic and related community and incorporating teaching, practice and scholarship focused on the moral and ethical principles essential to the medical profession. The College is committed to strengthening our alliance with and support of all individuals and communities at risk of marginalization and/or violence including, people of color, indigenous, LGBTQ persons, religious minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities.

The successful candidate will have a proven record in clinical, academic and administrative leadership.  The Regional Dean must lead the campus in the development of innovative educational programs, scholarship/research, and patient care while maintaining a fiscally healthy institution.  The position requires credentials for appointment as a tenured Professor in an academic department.  Nominations are encouraged and applications will be held in strictest confidence.  For optimal consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application by 6/30/21 through the University of Illinois Job Board at:

The committee chair is also available for discussion—contact by email:

Jay Noren, M.D.
Associate Dean for Leadership Development
 and Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit

UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  UIC may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.