Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences — Dean of the College of Medicine, Joplin Campus

Kansas City University of Medicine and BioSciences (KCU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Joplin Campus Dean of the College of Medicine.

The Joplin Campus Dean reports to the Executive Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Campus Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the COM on the Joplin campus and, in alignment with the Kansas City campus of COM, is responsible for developing and implementing academic and financial strategies, recruiting faculty, students and administrative staff, and maintaining the organizational structure that will serve and promote research, clinical and educational programs of the highest caliber.

The Campus Dean plays an integral role in the operation and delivery of the educational programs in the COM for the Joplin campus and contributes to the vision for innovation in curriculum and training. The Campus Dean represents the Executive Dean of the COM and University regarding issues related to the mission and vision and on matters including, but not limited to hospital relations, clinical services and research. S/he works to develop additional partnerships for ambulatory medical training. In addition, s/he builds enduring relationships with critical external community partners as well as local, and regional leaders.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • D.O. degree from a COCA accredited COM. Residency training, AOA board certification. Current medical license;
  • More than 7 years of experience in academia, educating medical and other health/science related students, along with working with university faculty;
  • Leadership experience as an administrator at an AOA-COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • Demonstrated leadership and proven record of administering successful and collaborative programs in the community and with other medical schools;
  • A strong record of scholarly or professional achievement; published medical research experience, preferred;
  • Proven record of establishing positive relationships in the community and with other higher education professionals;
  • Experience in the field of philanthropy and community relations;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, vision, high integrity team orientation, fostering open working environment;
  • Ability to lead and inspire faculty and staff to optimal levels of productivity, while maintaining deadlines and positive relations;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and performance management skills;
  • Experience with and ability to effectively lead and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external groups;
  • Commitment to excellence on both a personal and professional level, with the highest level of personal integrity and ethical standards, known for compassion, fairness and objectivity.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

KCU is being assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search. Please send application to address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates
Tel: 614-798-8500 ext., 125
Cell: 614-354-2100
4236 Tuller Rd., Dublin, OH 43017
Email: jeff@harrisandassociates.com

KCUMB firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all qualified individuals, regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law.