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Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Competitive Salary
Start date
Jun 15, 2021

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Administrative, Deans, Executive, Other Executive
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Kansas City University (KCU) invites applications and nominations from dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs





Kansas City University (KCU), one of the largest private medical universities in the United States, is conducting a national search for the Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs. KCU will welcome an Executive Dean who thrives on academic entrepreneurship, embraces the energy of change and innovation, values diversity and inclusion, and is committed to the notion that KCU’s students must be given the opportunity to explore the knowledge and acquire the skills relevant to a complex and changing world. 


Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Academic and Research Affairs, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer, the Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Academic Health Affairs ensures adherence to KCU’s mission of “Improving the well-being of the communities we serve.” 


Required Qualifications include (please see the Position Profile for a complete list): 

  • O. degree from a COCA accredited COM.   Residency training.  AOA board certification.  Maintain current medical licensure.
  • Ten years’ experience in academia, educating osteopathic medical and other health/science related students, along with working with university faculty.
  • Substantial leadership experience as a senior administrator at an AOA-COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine.     



Kansas City University is a dedicated community of professionals located on a North Campus in Kansas City and a rapidly expanding South Campus in Joplin, Missouri.  KCU is fully committed to its mission, vision and core values, striving to live them every day and wrap them into all aspects of the university experience.  Excellence in education and service to students and community are integral to fulfillment of its mission to improve the well-being of the diverse community they serve.


Founded in 1916, KCU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and is recognized by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Today, the University is the 9th-largest medical school in the country, the second-leading producer of physicians for both Missouri and Kansas, and the leading educator of primary care physicians for the Midwest region.



For more information about this opportunity, please review the Position Profile.  If the direct link doesn’t work in this advertisement, please go to our website at and click on Open Positions and Higher Education. 



EFL Associates (, an executive search firm, is assisting Kansas City University with its search for this important leadership role.  All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.  In addition, no contact to references will be made without prior approval of the candidate.  To be considered for this opportunity, please follow the application steps outlined below:


  • STEP 1: Complete a brief online application (2-3 minutes):
  • STEP 2: Send us your letter of interest and résumé or curriculum vitae…
    • Send in PDF format please
    • Send to
    • Email subject line should read KCU Executive Dean Application
  • Application deadline is July 15, 2021.
  • Preferred start date is no later than January 2022, but is negotiable.




Steve Waldron, JD

VP & Managing Director, Higher Education Practice

816-945-5423 (direct)






If you would like to provide a nomination, please email all pertinent information (including an email address and phone number of the nominee) to:


Ms. Angela Lilje

Practice & Project Manager, Higher Education Practice

816-945-5410 (direct)



Kansas City University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.


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