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Executive Vice Dean

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

Job Details

The University of Missouri School of Medicine welcomes applications and nominations for its inaugural Executive Vice Dean (EVD). The University of Missouri–Columbia (MU or Mizzou) is the flagship, land-grant, AAU, comprehensive research university of the University of Missouri System (UM) with total fund revenues of $1.4 billion. The EVD will be an integral member of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (EVC)/Dean, School of Medicine’s executive cabinet and will help to deploy the strategic vision of the School of Medicine in its pursuit of the highest quality clinical care, educating top clinicians and scientists, and supporting important discoveries. As the ‘Chair of Chairs’, the EVD will help to manage the oversight of the medical school, provide oversight for faculty affairs, faculty promotion, career development activities, and execute strategic priorities, including recruitment, selection, retention, and financial plan development.

Dedicated to improving the health of all Missourians, MU Health Care is a part of the University of Missouri Health System, which also includes the MU School of Health Professions, the MU School of Medicine, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and University Physicians practice plan. MU Health is the leading healthcare provider in Mid-Missouri, with operations totaling more than $1 billion. The School of Medicine admits 128 students a year and is known for its patient-based learning curriculum. The School of Medicine trains more than 500 residents and fellows in 37 specialty programs. MU has elevated research expenditures dramatically and has set a record of $432 million in research expenditures in 2022, marking the tenth consecutive year of growth for MU research. MU Health has been squarely focused on developing the NextGen Precision Health initiative, which is focused on discovery research, safer treatments, faster diagnostics, and transformational outcomes for patients.

The successful candidate will be an institutional thinker, collaborative leader, innovator, and superb communicator with a track record of academic accomplishment and administrative leadership and demonstrated experience in medical education and training. The EVD will affirm and advance Mizzou’s commitment to inclusive excellence. The Executive Vice Dean will have the ability to traverse the fields of academic medicine and education while building collaborative relationships across the School of Medicine and beyond. The EVD will be based in Columbia, Missouri, and have a proven capacity to partner and collaborate with other MU System leaders at both the strategic and operational levels, as well as extensive experience with medical school administration, faculty affairs, and educational programs. It is expected that in addition to their administrative duties, the EVD will maintain a clinical role.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is successful or closed. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence electronically below.

Jamie Sands and Jay Torio are leading this search with Katie White, Lily Sethares and Kory Kinman.

The University of Missouri System values the uniqueness of every individual and strives to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve excellence in learning, research, and engagement. This commitment makes Mizzou a better place to work, learn, and innovate.

Application materials should address experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s mission of teaching, research, and engagement.



The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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