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Dean - University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix

Education Executives
Phoenix, Arizona
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
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Employment Type
Full Time

University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix

Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dr. Michael Dake, with the advice and counsel of a Search Committee, invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.  
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, the Dean will be a key member of the health sciences leadership team; as such, the Dean will assume oversight for a complex set of responsibilities and have an opportunity for major impact. Given the importance of the role, The University of Arizona seeks an individual with broad understanding of national health policies, and their implications on future challenges and opportunities for academic medicine. 

The University of Arizona seeks individuals with a distinguished record in externally funded clinical/translational or basic science research; substantial successful administrative leadership experience, particularly in a school of medicine and/or academic medical center; a strong commitment to medical and graduate education; demonstrated achievement in the recruitment of a diverse faculty; outstanding communication skills; a commitment to shared governance, combined with the ability to act decisively and to delegate authority to senior leadership at College of Medicine – Phoenix; and a proven record of philanthropic fund raising and community partnerships.

The new Dean will be expected to  prioritize diversity and build synergies across the health sciences colleges and centers at the university to create opportunities for inter-professional research, education, training, and patient care excellence.  Further, the University seeks individuals who will embrace and strengthen the College’s clinical partners. 

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer; as such, the Search Committee strongly encourages under-represented minorities and women to consider this exciting opportunity.  

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    MD, MD/PhD, and DO candidates will be considered
•    Academic credentials to support the rank of Full Professor in an appropriate academic Department
•    Minimum of 5-10 years of progressively complex administrative experience in academic medical center/medical school setting (undergraduate medical education and graduate training)
•    Board certified and/or participating in maintenance of certification for specialty as applicable 
•    Eligible for unrestricted medical license in Arizona as applicable 
•    National recognition as evidenced by involvement in clinical, academic and/or educational societies at the national level with a track record of peer-reviewed publications
•    Record of clinical, research and/or educational program development and leadership
•    Record of recruitment and development of diverse faculty, trainees, and students
•    Experience and understanding of budgets and resource management

Additional information about the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the Dean’s role can be found in the Position Specification.

The University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Medicine–Phoenix. Interested individuals should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae along with a bullet point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held. 

The University of Arizona has retained Ilene H. Nagel, John Simon, and Charlie Kaler of Education Executives, LLC to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via e-mail to:

Ilene H. Nagel, John D. Simon & Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC

The University of Arizona values its inclusive climate because diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, UA translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because the university seeks a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, it provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As an Employer of National Service, UA also welcomes alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. For more information about the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination, including comprehensive information about our policies, procedures, and resources, as well as contact information for inquiries, please visit and

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