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Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Posted Date
Apr 10, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time

Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

The College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications and nominations for Dean. The College seeks a collaborative, transparent, and astute physician-leader who will play an integral role in representing COM and harnessing opportunities to further elevate the College as a leader in osteopathic medical education, clinical practice, and research.

Michigan State University, a Big Ten university founded in 1855, is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research 1 university. MSU is the only university in the United States to be home to two medical schools and colleges of veterinary medicine and nursing. Today, more than 300 osteopathic students graduate each year, advancing the college’s mandate to produce primary care physicians for the state. COM currently supports nearly 245 faculty in their research and scholarly activities. In FY22, MSUCOM secured $16.3 million in total grants with $10.3 million coming from NIH funding, and additional support from National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and non-governmental funds. This represents a greater amount of research funding from the NIH than any other osteopathic college.

The Dean of COM reports to the Executive Vice President (EVP) for Health Sciences and holds a seat on the Executive Board of MSU Health Care with the other human health college deans and the EVP, allowing for a strong voice in practice plan activities. The Dean will be an academically distinguished leader with a strong record of collaboration and innovation, will demonstrate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and safety, and will stimulate interprofessional activities while seeking partnerships, support, and resources to advance research, service, and clinical care. With an entrepreneurial lens, the Dean will harness opportunities to elevate COM further as a pioneering leader. The Dean will be a steward of hope, craft an inspiring, shared strategic plan that extends its reach and impact at MSU, in Michigan, and beyond. The Dean will be a key player in the college’s work to energize partnership and action in helping MSU achieve its lofty goals and shape the future of COM. The Dean will possess a D.O. degree from a COCA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine, have obtained an American Osteopathic Association or American Board of Medical Specialties certification, be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Michigan, and have a record commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor.

Michigan State University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist the College of Osteopathic Medicine Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit confidential inquiries, referrals, curricula vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement on how your leadership, teaching, scholarship, and/or service has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, please visit: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively supports partner accommodations and encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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