The position of VP for Academic Affairs and Vice Dean for Medical Education provides the opportunity for a dynamic and strategic thinker to play a key leadership role at a unique institution. GCSOM faculty, students, administration, and the larger community are enthusiastic about its mission, its state-of-the-art curriculum, and its future.
The incoming VP for Academic Affairs and Vice Dean will lead a dedicated group of faculty, academic administrators, and hospital-associated personnel in the growth and maturation of GCSOM, a “post-Flexnerian” medical school. The right individual will be able to capture the imagination of the local community and the Geisinger clinical network and enlist support and financial backing for the mission of training new physicians to serve the Geisinger system, the region and the nation and for advancing health care in the region.
The VP for Academic Affairs and Vice Dean for Medical Education will have overall responsibility for planning, policy, operations, and oversight of the MD program and supporting structures. This position reports to the President and Dean of GCSOM.
The Vice Dean directly supervises the following:
Associate Deans for Regional Campuses (North, South, Guthrie, Central and AtlantiCare); Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid; Associate Dean for Educational Administration; Associate Dean for Student Success; Associate Dean for Clinical Education; Associate Dean for Student Research Experiences; and Chair of the Department of Medical Education.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
As Vice President for Academic Affairs, this candidate will:
Participate in the development and implementation of strategic and tactical plans for the institution; develop and implement plans to accommodate any future growth of medical educational programs; recruit, develop and mentor faculty; formulate operating and capital budgets; prepare and execute business plans; work with the institutional advancement office to obtain local and extramural funding for scholarships, academic programs, capital projects and other functions that support the educational program; lead and approve educational technology for academic programs; assure compliance of the educational program with all regulatory requirements; represent degree-granting academic programs within the Geisinger clinical system; and engage with the community at large and educational partners within and beyond the region.
As Vice Dean for Medical Education, this candidate will:
Assure effective operation of the medical education program and appropriate design, assessment and delivery of the MD curriculum; serve as chief academic officer of the medical education program as delegated by the Dean; assure achievement of the vision and mission of the school; organize, direct, and manage the regional campus programs and serve as the primary liaison between GCSOM and its clinical affiliates; oversee maintenance of LCME accreditation; assure high quality of the medical education program and the school’s commitment to scholarship; maintain strong relationships with faculty members and students; act as an advocate and supporter of the faculty and students; and serve in the administrative functions of the Dean in his absence.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
M.D. from an accredited medical school or a Ph.D. with extensive experience in medical school education and oversight; distinguished record of innovative medical educational innovation and leadership; experience and success in managing administrative functions in a medical education environment; proven ability to work successfully with multiple constituencies and to manage competing priorities; ability to articulate and bring to reality a strategic vision of medical education for the 21st century to meet the needs of an underserved area and population; proven recruiting and mentoring ability; experience working within a University system with public and private partners; history of community involvement and experience with fund raising; experience with quality improvement in a medical education is desirable; research experience is desirable; experience with Board relationships is desirable.
The desired candidate will also have a strong and collaborative servant leadership style; ability to think and act strategically; commitment to integrity and high ethical standards; ability to work productively with institutional officials, associate deans, department chairs, faculty members and administrators to move toward a common goal; excellent communication skills; excellent listening skills; consensus building and team leadership skills; high energy level; high level of resilience; entrepreneurial orientation; results orientation; commitment to service to the community; commitment to personal development; commitment to GCSOM’s unique mission; commitment to, and respect for, interprofessional education; commitment to diversity; and institutional loyalty.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine educates aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.