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Dean, School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Texas Tech University HSC
Lubbock, Texas
Closing date
Sep 22, 2023

Dean, School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is in search of its eighth Dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs (Dean and EVP).

The Dean and EVP will join the TTUHSC School of Medicine during a transformational period of transition and growth as they build upon a strong institutional foundation and lead the School on an exciting journey into the future. The next Dean and EVP must be an enthusiastic and values-driven academic leader capable of inspiring and supporting stakeholders toward achieving the School's academic and research goals while balancing its commitments to clinical service and preparing health professionals for successful careers in the field. This position presents a tremendous opportunity for the Dean to forge new pathways of excellence in clinical activity, research, and teaching; strengthen existing and build new relationships; and further enhance the TTUHSC School of Medicine's impact in the region and beyond.

TTUHSC School of Medicine
Headquartered at the Lubbock TTUHSC campus, the TTUHSC School of Medicine is a dynamic, innovative, nationally recognized school accomplishing its academic, research, and clinical missions across four campuses in Amarillo (medical education phases 2 & 3 and GME programs), Covenant Branch Campus-Lubbock (medical education phases 2 & 3), Lubbock Health Sciences Center (medical education phases 1, 2, & 3 and GME programs), and the Permian Basin-Odessa/Midland (medical education phases 2 & 3 and GME programs). Boasting a large, diverse faculty and staff, many TTUHSC School of Medicine team members are recognized at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The TTUHSC School of Medicine has continually worked to address the shortage of physicians in West Texas by providing quality, innovative educational opportunities to medical students and residents who serve as competent and compassionate medical professionals for the region and the state of Texas. TheSchool's medical educationprogram emphasizes the principles of primary care and provides sound inter-disciplinary and inter-professional training that integrates basic sciences knowledge, clinical skill, diversity, and a humanistic approach focusing on high standards and comprehensive evaluation. While the TTUHSC School of Medicine does not own an inpatient facility, it benefits from strong partnership affiliations with local teaching hospitals for undergraduate and graduate medical education teaching and community physicians to enhance the learner experience. In addition, the School'smedical practice, Texas Tech Physicians, strives to utilize state-of-the-art technology to effectively meet the growing needs of a diverse and largely rural patient population through strong partnerships with clinical affiliates. Theresearchstrategy of the School is to develop insights into the science of medicine, treatments, prevention, and cures, and enhanced methods for managing patient illness, with an emphasis on opportunities for medical student research. In support of the research mission, the School's Centers of Excellence and Institutes work toward defined areas of excellence where contributions on a national level can be made.

Position Summary
The Dean and EVP serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the TTUHSC School of Medicine reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of TTUHSC and oversees the clinical services for the TTUHSC reporting to the President of TTUHSC. The Dean and EVP leads faculty and staff in strategic planning, securing resources, and implementing and evaluating activities related to the academic, research, service, and patient care operations. The Dean and EVP represents the TTUHSC School of Medicine and institution internally to our university community and externally to numerous stakeholders.

To learn more about the TTUHSC School of Medicine and view the full position profile, please visit:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Home to 761 full-time faculty and 3,691 full-time staff supported by a budget of over $860 million,
TTUHSC is a comprehensive, health-related university comprised of six schools across six campuses that has served West Texas and beyond for more than 50 years. Starting as the School of Medicine in 1969, TTUHSC is now one of the largest universities in the United States for depth and breadth of health care programs. Boasting more than 35,000 alumni and almost 5,000 faculty and staff, the institution graduates more health care professionals annually than any other institution in the state of Texas. TTUHSC has as its major objectives the provision of quality education and development of academic, research, patient care, and community service programs to meet the health care needs of West Texas, which in total is comprised of 108 counties and represents 50% of Texas' land mass and 9.4% of its total population. This 131,000 square mile service area and population of 3.1 million has been and remains highly underserved by health professionals and accessible health care facilities, despite the substantial and meaningful contribution made by TTUHSC.

Like Texas itself, TTUHSC is an independent and proud institution that is part of a larger union, the Texas Tech University System. As a university separate from Texas Tech University, TTUHSC has been entrusted with a singular charge: to teach the next generation of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers and health care professionals while simultaneously providing the people of West Texas with world-class patient care. For more information about TTUHSC, please visit

Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. All interested parties are required to contact SP&A Executive Search who will address questions and provide instructions for submitting an official application for consideration. Official applications will include a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience. Nomination letters should ideally include the name, position, email address, and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence. Applications will remain confidential until the selection of the finalists, whose names and application materials will be made public.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be directed to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Sal Venegas Jr., Partner
SP&A Executive Search
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “TTUHSC-DeanEVP” in subject line

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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