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Dean-Penn State College of Medicine

Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

Penn State College of Medicine

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), a world-renowned, land-grant, Research 1 University seeks a visionary and dynamic academic physician to serve as its next Dean of the Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM). The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, authentic and inspirational leader who will work closely with Penn State's new President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, interim Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Justin Schwartz, chairs, faculty, staff, students, alumni and leadership across Penn State and within Penn State Health (PSH). The new Dean will lead the College of Medicine in furthering its education, research and clinical missions. Candidates will quickly recognize a strong culture of innovation and team based interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and the College of Medicine.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead PSCOM as the academic health system embarks on the next chapter with renewed support and prioritization from the University under the new President's tenure. The University Board of Trustees and the PSH Board of Directors established the Dean of PSCOM and the CEO of PSH as two distinct roles to facilitate the ongoing growth and administrative demands of the College and the growing clinical enterprise. While serving as PSCOM's chief executive, the Dean will play a major role in shaping the clinical environment of PSH in collaboration with the PSH CEO, and will help to advance important new and continuing initiatives with the University's other health science colleges.

Reporting to the Provost and with a dotted line report to the President, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of PSCOM and sets the vision for the College of Medicine's continuing evolution. This will include empowering chairs, other leaders, faculty, staff and students to advance the educational programs, strategically grow the research portfolio across all research (basic, translational, clinical and population health), ensure cutting-edge primary and subspecialty clinical care, actively engage in the community, and continue to invest in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. President Bendapudi and interim Provost, Justin Schwartz have pledged considerable support to the new Dean in the achievement of the College of Medicine's goals.

The new Dean will be an experienced leader with a strong national reputation in academic medicine and superior communication and relationship-building skills. Financial acumen, well developed management skills, capacity to engage donors and the ability to recruit top-caliber research faculty and staff are requisites. The successful candidate will have a commitment to academic excellence, innovative research, prudent financial management, the highest level of personal integrity and ethical standards, with an ability to substantially advance diversity, cultural competency and equity. Qualified candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent medical degree, board certification in the candidate's specialty/discipline, a demonstrated history of research accomplishments, and academic credentials that would warrant appointment as a tenured, full professor.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. For fullest consideration, applications (including a CV and letter of interest) should be received by January 9th, 2023 and directed to Kimberly Smith, Linda Komnick, Dr. Tony Barbato, or Kerry Quealy at

The Penn State College of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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