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Dean Grand Rapids + East Lansing, MI

The College of Human Medicine (CHM or the College) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications and nominations for Dean. The College seeks an expert administrator and outstanding communicator to play a critical leadership role in shaping, integrating, and implementing the overall strategy for CHM to grow and further enhance education, research and innovation, clinical care, and service to the community.

MSU, a Big Ten university founded in 1855, is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions and a member of the Association of American Universities. Founded in 1964, CHM is a community integrated medical school that includes seven campuses across the state of Michigan, in areas ranging from rural to urban, and has a robust roster of clinical partners. This broad network provides students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that parallel the environments in which most physicians practice. The seven community campuses are Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula. In early 2021, MSU entered a partnership with the Henry Ford Health System that will expand MSU’s presence in Detroit through the development of an eighth community campus and the creation of a Health Sciences Center, with a projected opening date of Fall 2023.

CHM is a critical component of MSU’s extensive human health care enterprise, which also includes the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Nursing, and MSU Health Care, which is a separate 501(c)3 that represents more than 600 faculty and provides services for 400,000 inpatient and outpatient visits in 100 locations. The Dean of CHM will report to the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, a role created in 2019 to provide better alignment in patient care, education, and research across the human health sciences. The Dean will engage talent and expertise across the health sciences at MSU and the statewide network to develop, coordinate, and support interdisciplinary research, interprofessional education, and clinical practice.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader and superb communicator with a record of academic accomplishment and administrative leadership as well as demonstrated experience bringing together clinical care, research, and service to promote top-quality medical education. The Dean will affirm and advance CHM’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will foster and promote inclusive teams. This individual will have a proven capacity to partner with other leaders internally and externally for the College and will build consensus among CHM faculty and staff around a collective and cohesive message and strategy. The national and international reputation of the College of Human Medicine will grow as the Dean cultivates creative opportunities for philanthropic investments that will enhance funding for research, recruitment of high caliber clinician scientists, and scholarships for the medical education of a diverse student body.  An MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Michigan is required.

For more details, including the full position profile and to submit in confidence inquiries, referrals, curricula vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement on how your leadership, teaching, scholarship, and/or service has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, please see below.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is successful or closed. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Jamie Sands and John Muckle are leading this search with Caitlin Barrett and Stephanie Leong.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively supports partner accommodations and encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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