Tufts University School of Medicine — Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

Boston, MA – Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as its next Vice Dean, Academic Affairs. In this newly created role, the Vice Dean will join the leadership team at TUSM at an exciting time of change and opportunity. 

Founded in 1893, TUSM has attained a national reputation for its rich history in the training of clinicians and scientists. The school attracts students and faculty committed to making a difference in patient care, research, education and public service. In over a dozen research centers at TUSM, researchers are speeding the transformation of fundamental scientific discoveries into practical therapies with a common objective to improve the level of human health. Clinically, TUSM offers students a robust portfolio of clinical partners to provide a diverse clinical training experience. The primary clinical partnerships include Tufts Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and South Shore Hospital. 

The incoming Vice Dean will build upon notable curriculum, propel graduate medical programs of excellence and enhance educational research and faculty development programs while providing strategic leadership and oversight of TUSM’s clinical training infrastructure. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Vice Dean will serve as part of the executive leadership team as head of the academic pillar for the school of medicine. The Vice Dean will maintain a strong and supportive relationship with other administrators, faculty, staff and students in the school of medicine and surrounding clinical entities by being a visible, proactive, and outstanding communicator who is able to build relationships and complex partnerships across the state and region. 

Applicants must have an MD, a substantial record of leadership and achievement in academic medicine, and be eligible for a professor rank. Board certification is required for those intending to practice clinically, which is encouraged. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of innovation in medical education, knowledge of clinical practice and the business of healthcare as well as in graduate medical education. Candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to and experience with excellence in diversity and inclusion in education, clinical settings, research, and/or community service. 

The national executive search firm WittKieffer is assisting Tufts University School of Medicine with this leadership recruitment. For information, confidential nominations and expressions of interest candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to Tufts University School of Medicine search consultants Kimberly Smith and Stephen Davis through the office of Ashley Rittgers at arittgers@wittkieffer.com. 

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