University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) and Dean, Carver College of Medicine. This position has responsibility for leading UI Health Care, one of the nation's premier, fully-integrated academic medical centers. UI Healthcare is comprised of the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Physicians (UIP), and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The College has a distinguished history for its contributions to science and innovative care delivery and, in 2016, ranked 25th in primary care and 33rd in research by US News and World Report. The UI Hospitals and Clinics, consistently ranked among the nation's best hospitals, are a regional referral center, employ more than 9,000 professionals, and care for more than 960,000 patients every year. UIP is the largest multi-specialty medical and surgical practice in Iowa with more than 900 physicians in 19 clinical departments. It provides care in every medical specialty, and its physicians are frequently included in the nation's top doctor ratings. This role reports directly to the President for all matters pertaining to UI Health Care and reports to the EVP & Provost for matters pertaining to the academic enterprise.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly accomplished and strategic physician leader to build upon the legacy of cutting-edge research, medical education, and clinical care and to lead a thriving, integrated healthcare enterprise. The next VPMA and Dean will play a key role in defining and implementing a vision for the future of the College and the system and will develop important strategic partnerships to navigate successfully a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. As the only comprehensive academic medical center in the state, UI Health Care serves as a powerful resource for Iowa, contributing more than $3.4B to the state's economy and employing more than 250,000 people. The health sciences campus includes the Carver College of Medicine as well as the Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, the UI Hospitals and Clinics, UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, and the nearby Iowa City VA Health Care system. The College of Medicine has an annual budget of approximately $708M, and employs more than 1,100 faculty and 1,700 staff. Research in FY 2016 was approximately $229M, ranking it 12th among public universities.
Candidates for the VPMA and Dean of the Carver College of Medicine should have demonstrated leadership ability in a health sciences environment and senior executive experience in the administration of a large-scale, multi-site, diverse, and complex organization. The ideal candidate should possess strong strategic sense, combined with a clear vision for the future of health sciences education, research, and health care delivery; a deep commitment to academic excellence; a proven record of achieving community and philanthropic support; an understanding of and appreciation for shared governance; and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity. Candidates should have an MD with a national reputation as a scholar and an academic record that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure.
Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest, should be submitted electronically to Denise Gaffney & John Muckle; 263 Summer Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02210; http://www.imsearch.com/6159 Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Please include requisition # 70642 in your letter of interest.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.