Western University of Health Sciences — Vice Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest


Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Vice Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (COMP-Northwest). This College and its California partner-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP)-constitute one of the nine colleges of WesternU. COMP was the founding college of WesternU in 1977.

The Vice Dean reports to the Dean of COMP/COMP-Northwest, administers a range of COMP-Northwest's academic operations, and provides support for its high quality and educational standards in regard to state, regional, and national accreditations. The Vice Dean has the particular opportunity to contribute to COMP-Northwest's visibility in Oregon and in the City of Lebanon, to serve as a unifying force across COMP's dual-state operations, and to strengthen its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For 45 years, WesternU has had the singular mission of educating tomorrow's health care professionals with a combination of scientific excellence and a humanistic, compassionate approach to patient care. WesternU has the broadest array of graduate health sciences colleges in the United States, and its alumni rank among the top leaders in health care throughout the country and the world. Western U's main campus in Southern California-located in Pomona-is home to 3,500 students in nine health sciences colleges, 21 degree and certification programs, and 1,100 employees. The second campus-WesternU Oregon-is located in Lebanon, Oregon. At this campus, COMP-Northwest enrolls more than 400 students and is supported by nearly 100 faculty and staff.

The University seeks a dynamic D.O. who has gained distinction as an osteopathic physician and educator and who has experience in medical administration at least at the level of Vice Dean, Associate Dean, or the equivalent. Full information on the position and the search is available at the Academic Search website: http://www.academicsearch.org. The appointment to the vice deanship is expected to take effect in the summer of 2022.

Additional information about Western University of Health Sciences is available at https://www.westernu.edu.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of candidates will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, April 8, 2022. Application materials should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and full contact information for five professional, confidential references. Calls to these references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and must be sent electronically (MS Word or .pdf format) to:


The University and COMP-Northwest Search Committee are assisted by:

Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
rstanton.hales@academicsearch.org  707-693-3106

In accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, WesternU is committed to ensuring a campus community free from unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, WesternU prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious creed, sex or gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its programs or activities. WesternU also prohibits unlawful harassment, including Sexual Harassment. Lastly, WesternU is committed to providing equal access to and equal opportunities to all members of its campus community in accordance with all applicable laws


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