How to Apply
Please submit your CV and personal statement in one PDF document to:
University of Michigan Medical School
Office of the Dean, Attn: Courtney Godfrey
Phone: (734) 936-3572
The University of Michigan Medical School seeks to recruit a highly innovative and visionary leader to further advance the clinical, research, education, and philanthropic missions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this effort, they can build on the significant departmental and institutional strengths and commitment to service excellence as well as patient and family-centered care.
The successful candidate will be charged with achieving the following objectives:
Create and establish a unifying vision for the next era of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with leaders across the university with an interest in women’s health.
o Effectively articulate the mission, vision and values of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to all member and stakeholders. Lead the department constituents in executing and delivering on the vision, mission, and strategic plan.
o Be a role model for collegiality and collaboration across the organization, integrity, scholarship, and professional competence.
o Support interdisciplinary collaboration to encourage student educational opportunities and research collaborations to engage the next generation of health care providers and health scholars with members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Promote high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and equitable care.
o Identify opportunities for improved health care delivery while maintaining the highest standards for quality medical care that addresses the evolving needs and challenges in our local and regional sites.
o Support and assess departmental faculty and trainees in care delivery and professional standards through appointment/reappointment decisions and granting/renewing clinical privileges.
o Assure that the department is on the cutting-edge of techniques and technologies integral to the delivery of innovative, safe and quality care.
o Understand and support the broad clinical disciplines within the Department while also assisting in the development of emerging opportunities and new care delivery trends.
Lead and ensure the success of the educational process and environment for the department and support educational initiatives across the campus.
o Assure the excellence of the department’s educational programs, including those involving medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, post-doctoral students, and continuing professional development.
o Oversee training program directors in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
o Work collaboratively with other departments in whom OB/GYN has shared training programs or assigned training experiences (e.g. Pediatrics, Family Medicine etc.)
o Implement curricular changes and requirements in order to provide a supportive but constructive environment for learners.
Advance and strengthen individual and departmental research programs.
o With members of the Department and other leaders at the University, establish a unifying plan to capitalize on existing institutional strengths to advance life science research across the University.
o Identify and support critical research areas that will enhance the department’s knowledge base and improve the quality of care.
o Lead the department and individual faculty members in identifying and obtaining external and intramural funding.
Recruit, retain and develop faculty and staff to achieve the department vision, ensuring the success of all disciplines within the department and the national prominence of the department.
o Recruit, mentor, develop and retain outstanding faculty who share the vision for the future of the department.
o Listen, communicate, and empower faculty and staff. Seek appropriate honors, awards, and national leadership positions for faculty and staff. Satisfaction and career advancement of the department’s many constituents are important objectives in pursuing the overall vision and mission.
o Develop a succession plan to identify, develop and mentor individuals to successfully assume positions of leadership within the department and nationally.
Continue and enhance existing financial stability through management, research funding, and philanthropy.
o Maintain a fiscally sound department. Ensure the administrative budget and operations management are sound and that the departmental resources are effectively, wisely, and transparently managed.
o Adhere to all University, regulatory and Health System policies and practices. The chair must be viewed as fair and strategic and thus inspire confidence of faculty, staff, trainees and patients.
o Work effectively to secure philanthropic support for the clinical, research and training programs of the department. Utilize the services and resources of the Michigan Medicine Office of Development to develop a robust philanthropic plan and programs in partnership with the other clinical and basic departments.
Build on the University’s longstanding commitment to build and nurture a community characterized by a diversity, equity and inclusion.
o Participate in and help develop new approaches to maintain diversity as a critical component of student education, research, and service.
o Leads the department to recruit, retain, and mentor the best learners, faculty, and staff by creating a community that seeks, welcomes, and defends diversity.
o Coordinate with institutional leadership and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity to provide metrics and help implement strategies for creating a supportive culture and climate that promotes inclusion and health equity.
o Supports research and practice improvement to enhance care of minority communities and the underserved.
Align with the cultural priorities and approaches of the school and university.
o Cultivate a highly collaborative, inclusive environment that emphasizes the pursuit of excellence and the development of research and education programs that cross organizational boundaries of the university.
o Implement and participate in the missions of the Medical School, specifically programs and initiatives of the EVPMA/Dean and the Medical School Executive Committee.
o Understand and adhere to the Regents’ Bylaws, the University’s Standard Practice Guide, the Medical School Bylaws and policies, and the University of Michigan Medical Group Bylaws.
o Enthusiastically participate in cultural and organizational needs and activities of the University, Health System and Medical School.
Fulfill other responsibilities of leadership
o Ensure fiduciary and regulatory agency compliance related to the department’s activities and responsibly manage conflict of interest and commitment, policy and procedural compliance. Avoid conflict of interest, conflict of commitment and the appearance of such conflicts.
o Implement the missions of the school, specifically programs and initiatives of the EVPMA/Dean and Medical School Executive Committee. A chair may have parallel responsibilities managing interdepartmental or extra departmental units, such as a center or facility with parallel expectations. Ultimately, maintain the confidence of the EVPMA/Dean and Executive Committee.
The Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports to the EVPMA/Dean & the Executive Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of the Medical School.
The successful candidate will have a MD or equivalent doctoral degree, be certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and have an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment sufficient to justify a tenured faculty appointment and should have a track record of external funding on a national level. This individual must be highly collaborative and motivated and have significant experience building and unifying interdisciplinary teams. He/She must have a proven track record in developing research programs; understanding of the clinical mission; a demonstrated commitment to education; and significant philanthropic, administrative, and budgetary experience in a matrix-based organization.
Department Website: http://obgyn.med.umich.edu/
Tentative Interview Dates: June 15, 17, 22, 24 & 25
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.