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Dean, School of Medicine and Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, VCU Health System

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2022
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) announces a nationwide search to recruit the next Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President Medical Affairs, VCU Health System.

The mission of the VCU School of Medicine is to provide preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of health care for humanity. Research is an important component of the School’s mission and accounts for half of VCU’s sponsored research. The School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers. These collectively provide exceptional research and education opportunities for physicians and scientists.

The Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Medical Affairs, VCU Health System reports to the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and is the chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Medicine. The Dean and EVP is expected to develop a strategic vision for the future of the School of Medicine. Among the responsibilities of the Dean and EVP will be to elevate the School’s distinguished research, clinical, and educational enterprise; recruit, hire, develop, and retain an exceptionally diverse, intellectually stimulating and inclusive faculty and staff; cultivate and strengthen relationships with key decision makers throughout the state; serve as a prominent voice and advocate for the Medical School; and maintain its financial stability. Please click on the Leadership Statement for more information.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader who can quickly gain an understanding of the strengths of the institution and help chart its course for continued success and growth. The University seeks candidates who have unquestioned integrity, significant emotional intelligence, and a collaborative and collegial leadership style. The Dean and EVP will be dedicated to the principles of diversity, inclusion and equity and will be committed to the University’s efforts in community engagement. The Dean and EVP must have a bold vision of the future role of academic medicine in a global society, the selected person will have a record of scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated excellence in academic health and clinical administration.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with nationally and internationally ranked sponsored research and educational programs. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 30,000 students in 238 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Twenty-three of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Tappahannock Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and MCV Physicians. The clinical enterprise includes a collaboration with Sheltering Arms Institute for rehabilitation services. More information is available at:,, and

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean/EVP is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by May 1 to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should include a current curriculum vita, letter of interest, and a statement of the applicant’s experience and plans to advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

VCU School of Medicine Dean and EVP for Medical Affairs, VCU Health Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Fax: 214-523-9067

~VCU Health System Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without
regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws.~

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Tenure Track
Rank: Professor
Months: 12
Department: School of Medicine

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

ORP Eligible : Yes

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Angie Johnson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (804) 828-9776

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