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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Applicants must submit and interest statement (2-3 pages) in addition to their CV that addresses the following:

  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • What makes you a qualified candidate for this role?
  • Please share your high level vision
  • What opportunities and challenges lie ahead in the post-COVID era?
  • How have you as a leader evolved both professionally & also to the changing environment around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

Job Summary

The executive vice dean for academic affairs and chief academic officer (EVD-AA) is an integral part of a collaborative and cohesive Dean-led leadership team that manages the oversight of the medical school. In this role, the EVD-AA is responsible for the educational mission of the University of Michigan Medical School which includes strategic development, operational oversight and budgetary accountability. In addition to this key responsibility, the EVD-AA provides oversight for Faculty Affairs and Development activities for the medical school. Under the direction of the Dean, the EVD-AA works with the clinical departments’ and specific centers and institutes’ leadership including the selection, recruitment and financial plan development. As part of a cohesive leadership team including the dean, the EVD-AA works collaboratively with the other executive vice deans on a variety of medical school and cross-cutting initiatives.
The successful candidate will be an innovative, collaborative and strategic senior leader with a demonstrated track record of academic accomplishment and administrative, managerial and operational experience in oversight of medical education programs. He/she will have the ability to traverse the fields of academic medicine and education while building collaborative relationships and a proven capacity to partner and collaborate with other leaders at both the strategic and operational levels. He/she will have extensive experience with medical school administration, faculty affairs and educational programs

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Provides oversight for the medical school educational programs which includes development of a multi-year education plan, which maintains and enhances the medical school as a national leader in medical education.
  • Develops and implements educational strategic plan; Working with the Chief Strategy Officer, the EVPMA/Dean and the other EVDs, aligns strategic plans together into a cohesive and integrated Michigan Medicine strategic plan.
  • Development and management of the Medical School budgets for the educational mission, Faculty Affairs & Development, and the Wellness Office (dual report with Human Resources).
  • Supports the Dean in the selection, recruitment and financial plan development for Clinical Chairs and designated Center/Institute Directors (delegation dependent on area’s primary focus across the tripartite mission).
  • In collaboration with the Dean and other EVDs, develops performance objectives for each Clinical Chair and, in collaboration with the Dean, reviews their performance and compensation.
  • Collaborates with other EVDs regarding shared department chair goals that are included with the at-risk incentive program.
  • Provides assistance to Clinical Chairs/Division Chiefs with faculty recruitment and retention as needed.
  • Provides oversight to faculty affairs and faculty development activities for the medical school, including review of Departmental compensation plans and individual faculty compensation as needed.
  • Develops and implements appropriate metrics for the assigned areas to measure and evaluate progress toward Michigan Medicine’s goals.
  • Along with the Dean and the EVDs, provide oversight of medical school capital and financial budget development and performance.
  • Along with the Dean and the EVDs, provide oversight of facilities and other medical school administrative services
  • Along with the other EVDs, represent the Medical School within University and with key local, national and global organizations.
  • Along with the medical school Chief Scientific Officer, represent, as needed, the Medical School as a member of the Provost’s Academic Program Group (APG).

Required Qualifications*

  • A doctoral degree in medicine is required.
  • National recognition as a scholar.
  • Eligibility for the academic rank of at least Associate Professor (with or without tenure depending upon the applicant’s level of experience) or Clinical Associate Professor.
  • Extensive experience with medical school administration, faculty affairs and educational programs.
  • Strong record of academic accomplishment and administrative, managerial, and operationalexperience in oversight of medical education programs.
  • An ability to traverse the fields of academic medicine and education while building collaborative relationships and a proven capacity to partner and collaborate with other leaders at both the strategic and operational level are required.
  • Space and budget management experience in an academic environment.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that nurtures diverse forms of inquiry and scholarship.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to cultural diversity and inclusivity.
  • Maintains and supports an effective group of associate deans and clinical chairs to supportthe academic priorities for the medical school.
  • Promotes and assures ongoing faculty development.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Creates value for the diverse communities by fostering a climate of excellence.
  • Crafts a shared, compelling vision and leads faculty, staff, and students through consensus.
  • Leads innovation and catalyzes change by recognizing its need, challenging the status quo, energizing stakeholders, and championing experiments to improve.
  • Fosters and promotes inclusive teams by pulling together diverse groups of people andengaging them in a single purpose while encouraging transparency, service to each other, respectful behavior, candid conversation and achievement. Collaborates and builds inclusiverelationships by generating an atmosphere of collegiality and models respect, helpfulness and cooperation.
  • Coaches and develops others by cultivating people’s abilities.
  • Achieves results through high personal standards that drive them to constantly seek performance improvements – for themselves and for those they lead.
  • Solves problems by conducting scientific root cause analysis based on firsthand observation.
  • Aligns culture by guiding the appropriate combination of people, resources, practices, policies and technology to reinforce change and to uphold the mission.
  • Acts with courage and confidence even in the face of adversity.
  • Creates an atmosphere in which timely information flows smoothly and reflects diverse thinking.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.