The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations and a culture that prizes community diversity and opportunity.
A Special Opportunity
This position has responsibility for overseeing UI Health Care, which is comprised of the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM), University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). This position is the top opportunity in academic medicine, in clinical research and the strategic comprehensive direction of the UI Health Care enterprise. It offers a unique platform for an outstanding individual to build on the legacy of innovative leadership in leading-edge research medical education, clinical care and strategic relationships in providing health care and partnership with many of the university's academic units. UI Health Care is one of the nation's first truly integrated academic medical center models, with a tract record of success.
Basic & Specific Responsibilities: VPMA
The VPMA will serve as a member of the President's Council (VP Group) and will oversee and maintain an integrated strategic plan for UI Health Care.
Specific responsibilities include:
Evaluates and manages leadership personnel of UI Health Care including Senior AVP and CEO for UIHC, AVP for Finance and CFO for UIHC, and UIP Executive Director.
Develops a comprehensive system within UI Health Care for strategic performance management for internal use and for use by the President and the Board of Regents.
Provides oversight for the clinical enterprise within the missions of patient care, education and research.
Co-chair with the Executive Vice President and Provost the Health Sciences Policy Committee
Oversees financial integrationof UIHC entities
Within UI Health Care, maintains direct responsibility (or accountability for delegated responsibilities) for personnel salary approvals, human resources, strategic and business development planning; direction of clinical delivery systems, management support services; overall management of patient care contracting objectives and goals; development of capital and operating budgets which maintain the financial integrity of UI Health Care; and managing relationships with affiliate organizations.
Creates an All-Funds budget for UI Health Care.While each unit will maintain the necessary and desirable unit budgets for purposes of meeting reporting and regulatory expectations, funds from each unit will be applied in a fashion that advances the overall mission of UI Health Care in an optimal fashion consistent with the broad mission of the organization.
Aligns within the strategic plan and within operational planning and budget all aspects of patient care.
Participates in major external and internal governing bodies of UIHC, CCOM and UIP.
Approves all major shared service and purchased service agreements among UI Health Care units and with the general University.
Partners with health sciences colleges on academic issues of mutual interest
Provides the UI President, other UI institutional officers, the Board of Regents, State officials, and policymakers information and authoritative advice on statewide health care issues.
Serves as the external liaison for related organizations such as UI Health System, Inc.
Aligns fundraising plans to cover all aspects of private support for UI Health Care and to increase private support for UI's health care delivery programs.
Serves as principal liaison to the University of Iowa Foundation for development.
In collaboration with the executive dean and Senior Associate Vice President and CEO for UIHC, gives special attention to the recruitment and retention of women and minorities.
Creates an environment of trust and collaboration to enable the recruitment of world-class physicians, nurses and all other health care professionals.
Interacts with state and national leaders in health care and academic medicine.
Basic & Specific Responsibilities: Dean CCOM
In his/her capacity as Dean CCOM, the VPMA will exercise those responsibilities traditionally reported to the Executive Vice President and Provost. He or she will serve as chief academic officer for the CCOM, be responsible for managing academic and research programs and oversee DEO recruitment and evaluation.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, such duties as:
Evaluates and manages leadership personnel of CCOM, including Executive Dean
Directs CCOM short- and long-term strategic planning
Aligns within the strategic plan and within operational planning and budgeting all aspects of medical education (including student affairs, admission and placement of students, academic program development), other educational programs within the clinical setting, and research.
In collaboration with Deans of Health Sciences, develop academic programs for inter-professional education.
Faculty recruitment and appointment, as well as tenure and promotion processes for CCOM;
Fiscal planning and management of CCOM budget;
Space and equipment utilization within CCOM;
Philanthropic outreach for CCOM.
The position reports directly to the President of the University of Iowa as VPMA in all matters pertaining to UI Health Care (e.g., sharing agreement, practice plan, clinical care).
The position reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost as Dean CCOM in all matters pertaining to the academic enterprise.
Review & Compensation
Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with the experience, achievement, and responsibilities of this position and set jointly by the President and Provost. Incentive compensation components are constructed in such a fashion as to promote collaboration and collegiality within and amongst members of the VPMA leadership group.
M.D. with a national/international reputation as a scholar and an academic record that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure
Other advanced degrees (e.g. PhD, MBA, MPH) is highly desirable
Academic experience in a research intensive university, including teaching, research, clinical practice, and administrative experience
Demonstrated knowledge of the changing health care field and successful administrative experience including strong finance and business skills within a complex academic medical center
Demonstrated capacity to foster an environment in which excellent teaching and scholarship can flourish, as well as an appreciation for the importance of developing and promoting clinical programs
Record of assessing needs and developing and executing strategic plans
Strong record of faculty development, including a thorough understanding of competitive research funding
Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment
Demonstrated record of external funding
Active membership and leadership in professional organizations
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and relationships that inspire, motivate, and reward excellent performance
Proven ability as an entrepreneurial leader who works effectively with faculty, staff, students and alumni and partners with other institutional leaders to drive organizational change
Experienced in shared governance with faculty
Record of community engagement and a strong commitment to work effectively with state and local government agencies
Demonstrated knowledge of institutional perspectives on academic programs
Administrative experience in an academic school of medicine as a chairperson, associate dean, dean or other position of leadership
A leadership style that is transparent collaborative and instills trust, credibility and confidence
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.