Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of
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 SLUMed@wittkieffer.com.
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 SLUMed@wittkieffer.com.