University of California, Irvine in California

Date Posted April 8, 2014


The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. The university seeks a visionary leader with skills to manage and guide a complex/multi-constituent organization, who is decisive while fair, and focused on clinical and research excellence. The successful applicant should be a keen intellectual who leads from values, an open and persuasive communicator, and committed to inclusive excellence. He/She should be able to develop and implement a compelling vision that inspires supporters, forges strategic partnerships, and joins the clinical and academic enterprise in a unifying goal: to make fundamental advances that will lead to new treatments for disease, to teach the next generation of globally pre-eminent physicians and scientists, and to offer world-class health care to the region and the nation.

Reporting directly to the Chancellor and working closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and Dean will have executive responsibility over the entirety of the academic and clinical activities in medicine at UC Irvine. These include:

1. The academic programs of the School of Medicine and its basic science and clinical departments, in terms of faculty recruitment and development, student recruitment, curricular planning, basic and translational research activities, community alliances, industry partnerships, and philanthropy;

2. The clinical programs of the UC Irvine Medical Center, the physician's practice plan and all affiliated patient care centers, and relationships to local, regional, state, federal, and international health care organizations and industries;

Working closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and Dean will provide strategic guidance for UC Irvine's other health-related academic programs, including Nursing Science, Public Health, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research, education, and high-quality care. The School of Medicine nurtures the development of medical students, graduate students, resident physicians, and postdoctoral scholars in the clinical and basic sciences, and supports the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society. Each year, the School of Medicine educates more than 400 medical students, approximately 200 graduate students, and approximately 700 residents and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center and affiliated institutions. There are 727 full-time and 980 volunteer faculty members involved in research, teaching, and providing medical care. The school offers an M.D. degree, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program, an M.D./M.P.H. dual degree with the Program in Public Health, a combined M.D./M.B.A. program with the Paul Merage School of Business, and an M.D./M.S. dual degree from the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) that prepares physician leaders to address the specific needs of the underserved Latino community. To learn more, see

As it approaches its 50th anniversary in 2015, UC Irvine is entering an exciting new era. Orange County's second-largest employer, UC Irvine generates an annual economic impact on the county of $4.3 billion. With more than 29,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,119 regular ranks faculty and 9,700 staff, UC Irvine is one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine Medical Center has been ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 13 consecutive years. The new UC Irvine Douglas Hospital opened in 2009 and is equipped with state-of-the art technologies, 18 high-tech operating rooms, Orange County's only Level I trauma center, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UC Irvine Medical Center has over 4,000 employees, including students, 300 specialty physicians, and 50 primary care doctors.

The desired appointment date is Fall 2014. The review of nominations and applications will commence immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Applicants should submit a current CV or resume and a bullet point summary of their accomplishments in leadership positions. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Nominations for, and applications from, qualified individuals who possess a record of outstanding senior leadership in academic health sciences administration should be submitted electronically to: Ilene H. Nagel, Ph.D., Consultant to the Search Committee, Leader, Higher Education Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates,

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.