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Emory University, one of the nation's premier private research universities, announces a national search for the next Dean of the Emory University School of Medicine.  The Dean will also serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Emory Healthcare.

The Emory University School of Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the nation's outstanding institutions for biomedical education and research. The School of Medicine is located primarily on the main Emory University campus in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta, and in Emory-owned and affiliated medical facilities throughout metropolitan Atlanta. National public health organizations located nearby, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and The Carter Center, provide special collaborative opportunities.

Emory University School of Medicine has long-standing successful affiliations with Grady Memorial Hospital; Atlanta VA Medical Center; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the School of Medicine has strong ties with the Morehouse School of Medicine, and with Georgia Institute of Technology through the shared Department of Biomedical Engineering.

School of Medicine faculty received $436 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2016, including funds received by medical faculty at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Emory's NCI designated Winship Cancer Institute. Ranked 17th nationally in NIH dollars received, the school is one of the fastest growing recipients of NIH awards in the country. Emory University School of Medicine has approximately 2,700 full-time and part-time faculty, 700 volunteer faculty, 1,266 residents, 575 medical students, and 509 allied health students.

The Dean will report directly to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs for Emory University, who also serves as CEO of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Chairman of the Board for Emory Healthcare. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center is the home of the Emory University School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Winship Cancer Institute, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Emory Healthcare. Emory Healthcare is the most comprehensive health system in Georgia with over $3 billion in net revenue, 7 owned hospitals, 16,204 staff employees and 1,976 hospital beds with another 128 beds added in 2017.

The Dean will be responsible for directing the education, research and health care activities housed within the School of Medicine and for leading the faculty, staff and students to carry out these missions of the school inclusive of administration of curriculum, resources, budgets, facilities, philanthropy, and relationships with alumni, university leadership and external communities. As the chief academic and executive officer of the school, the Dean is responsible for the overall direction, oversight, and quality of the research, educational, and clinical missions. Working closely in collaboration with the senior leaders of the Woodruff Health Science Center, the Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer for Emory Healthcare will seek and develop new initiatives for patient-centered care, research, and education across the academic units and Emory Healthcare.

The Dean will be a nationally recognized physician scholar with strong leadership skills and business acumen. He/she will embrace the University's unique culture, which fosters innovation, integration, and rapid response to opportunities in a complex academic organization. He/she must demonstrate the interpersonal skills that will assure successful relationship building with a variety of external stakeholders, including government figures, donors, and affiliated organizations. He/she will exhibit a substantive understanding of important issues in the national health care reform activities. Interested candidates will hold an earned M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and recognized stature as a clinician scientist or basic scientist as well as a strong national reputation for leadership in an academic health science center.  

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of any leadership roles, and any other supporting materials that they deem relevant to:

Jon Derek Croteau & Ilene H. Nagel
Consultants to the Search Advisory Committee
Russell Reynolds Associates