Medical University of South Carolina

The Organization: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has grown from a small private medical school, founded in 1824, into one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, with a 700-bed medical center, an integrated and highly skilled group of MUSC physicians and six colleges that educate approximately 2,600 healthcare professionals per year. The colleges include dental medicine, graduate studies, health professions, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. MUSC is the largest non-federal employer in the Charleston, South Carolina, community, employing nearly 13,000 individuals and has an operating budget of approximately $2 billion. Research is an important priority at MUSC, generating more than $259 million of extramural support per year.

Established in 1966, the College of Health Professions celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016 with a vision to improve the health of populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. The College is recognized for its high quality educational and research programs, award winning faculty, state-of-the-art educational technology and facilities, and dedicated staff. The College of Health Professions remains the largest and most diverse college at MUSC with a total of 770 students in 13 academic programs and nine divisions.

The Opportunity: The Dean is the Chief Academic Officer for the College and is responsible for the vision setting, strategic planning, oversight and investment for education and research in the College. All department chairs/associate deans report to the Dean. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and is responsible for a budget of $40.1 million dollars with MUSC participating in Responsibility Centered Management (RCM).

The Candidate: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctoral degree in a health science or related field and academic credentials required for appointment as a full professor with tenure, a strong record of senior leadership and administrative experience in an academic health sciences center or equivalent setting, experience and commitment to interprofessional education, and a commitment to the College’s continued innovation and leadership in the use of learning technologies is required. Also, a record of building a successful research portfolio within an academic unit, commitment to enhancing faculty, student, and staff diversity, successful experience in accreditation, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and an understanding and vision for the changing landscape of education, research and healthcare delivery.

The Community: Charleston is considered one of America’s most beautiful cities with historic attractions, lovely churches and synagogues, museums and galleries, world-class shopping, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating and golf.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and applications should be submitted in confidence to:

Alan D. Johns, Senior Vice President
Kyle Wiederhold, Assistant Vice President
Amy Z. Rose, Senior Research Associate
Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Division
Tyler & Company, 400 Northridge Road, Suite 1250, Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone: 610-558-6100, Ext. 222