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Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Deans
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Full Time
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Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

Saint Louis University (SLU), one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Jesuit, Catholic universities, seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the position, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine (VP/Dean).  This is an opportunity for a leader in academic medicine to lead a student-focused, community-centered school of medicine in advancing its education, research, and clinical programs and advance the School's standing as one of the nation's most innovative institutions for biomedical education and training.

SLU School of Medicine (School) has a long tradition of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community engagement.  Chartered in 1836, the School has the distinction of awarding the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River.  Dr. Edward Doisy, Department of Biochemistry Professor and Chair from 1923 to 1965, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1943 for his discovery of vitamin K.  Today, the School has over 550 faculty members, 720 medical students, and 625 residents in 63 ACGME graduate medical education programs including residencies, subspecialty residencies, and fellowships.  The School is an active center of research in infectious disease, liver disease, aging, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. 

Reporting to the President of SLU, the VP/Dean is charged with advancing the School's academic, clinical, and research missions.  The VP/Dean will play a pivotal and strategic role to maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with the School's clinical partner, SSM Health, to support patient care, medical education, and research.  

Saint Louis University seeks candidates who have a commitment to academic excellence, the highest level of personal integrity and ethical standards, with an established reputation for compassion, fairness, and objectivity.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding academic leader and respected researcher and clinician with demonstrated ability to inspire, manage, mentor, and develop a culturally diverse faculty and staff.  Prior administrative and leadership experience gained within academic medicine and strong interpersonal and communication skills that complement a passion for excellence and achievement are essential.  As would be expected, the VP/Dean will resonate with and support the University's Jesuit, Catholic mission and values, including its commitment to social justice.

WittKieffer is assisting Saint Louis University School of Medicine in this search.  All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.  Nominations, personal inquiries, and applications (which should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter) should be sent electronically to the University's search consultants, Dennis Barden, Anthony Barbato, MD, Claudia Teschky, and Bree Liddell at

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, WittKieffer at

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