1+ months

Dean of the College of Medicine

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Dean of the College of Medicine
Requisition Number FE03386
Working Title Dean of the College of Medicine
Department Name 89000:Provost
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
  • Candidates must possess an MD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience
  • Nationally-recognized achievement in academic pursuits that would warrant appointment as a tenured, full professor
  • Progressive and broad administrative leadership experience within an academic or similarly complex institution
  • Distinguished record of achievement in education and/or research that could include health services or diversity and inclusion research
Required License/Registration/Certification
  • Board Certification in the candidate’s specialty/discipline
  • Kentucky medical license
  • DEA license
Job Summary
The Dean is expected to provide visionary leadership in the advancement of the College’s research, educational, and service and clinical missions, manage its financial and human resources, promote excellence among faculty and staff, and play an important role in fund raising and alumni relations.

The executive search firm of WittKieffer has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, you must complete the UK application and contact WittKieffer through:

Clarence Braddock, MD, Jeff Schroetlin, and Kerry Quealy, at UKCOM_Dean@wittkieffer.com or at 630.575.6159.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

All applications will be handled in a secure, sensitive, and confidential manner.

This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
  • An astute understanding of academic clinical practice and a deep commitment to clinical excellence based on a patient-centered model of care.
  • Track record as a creative and strategic thinker, an able negotiator, an adroit organizational manager, and a successful change agent.
  • Evidence of a commitment to the missions of education, discovery, patient care, and community engagement that drive academic clinicians and the important symbiotic relationship of one with the other.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a highly matrixed, interdisciplinary environment for education, research, and clinical care.
  • Track record of successful recruitment and mentorship of academic physicians and scientists.
  • Broad understanding of current national health policy and future challenges to academic health services.
  • Ability to represent effectively a public academic entity on state and national levels.
  • Broad understanding of opportunities and challenges within a complex regional health care environment.
  • Expertise in management techniques, financial management, clinical operations, and oversight of a large, distributed infrastructure.
  • Balanced commitment to educational, clinical, and research missions.
  • Commitment to patient and employee safety and quality initiatives.
  • Philanthropy and alumni relations experience.
  • Demonstrated achievements in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2023-02-06 Expires: 2023-04-13

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