DUTIES: To provide the necessary leadership for the College in this transformative period, Downstate seeks a strong physician leader who demonstrates creative strategic thinking about how a public medical school can thrive in a rapidly evolving environment. The Dean must demonstrate a passion for the Downstate educational and clinical healthcare educational missions, and a commitment to inter-professional team building. The new Dean must have the administrative acumen to manage the overall operation of the College of Medicine and the interpersonal skills that will assure successful relationship building with a variety of external stakeholders, including government officials, donors, affiliated organizations, and community leaders. The Dean must bring vision and passion to the task of guiding the College into its future, coupled with an ability to communicate in this vision in a manner that inspires others. The selected candidate must be consensus builder, who is capable of serving as an agent for change and a champion for all levels of learners. The next Dean must be committed to fostering the enrollment of under-presented minorities in the College of Medicine. Also, they must be committed to fostering under-represented minorities and women in the faculty and staff of the College of Medicine. Importantly, the next Dean must work effectively with the leadership, as well as the faculty and staff of the College of Medicine to develop and implement an energizing vision for the organization, one that brings visibility to the institution and reaches throughout the medical center to integrate the educational, clinical, and research missions. Ideally, the new Dean should have prior experience working in a healthcare setting demonstrating a sensitivity and understanding of addressing the issues facing under-served minority populations. It will be important for the new Dean to understand how health disparity and health equality solutions can be employed in the Downstate community environment from an education, research, and service perspective. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have earned an MD, MD/PhD (or equivalent), be eligible for appointment as a full professor, possess, or be eligible for, a medical license in NYS. Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity with national and/or international recognition and leadership in academia as a physician leader, and educator. They will have demonstrated knowledge and involvement in undergraduate and graduate medical education. The ideal candidate will have had operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic health center, or experience in a group practice environment. The successful candidate will be an advocate for the faculty and students, and committed to mentoring and training the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists. Key skills also include the ability to collaborate with Downstate's four other schools and colleges in providing excellence in the education of the next generation of health care providers, public servants, and investigators. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.