Job Description

Extended Job Title
Academic Dean, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Principal administrative officer of a college/library in the Texas Tech University System. The chief responsibility is the development, supervision, and operation of the academic programs of the college or school in accordance with established guidelines, governmental regulations, and the mission of Texas Tech. The dean and staff serve as consultants on all academic matters, such as course changes, choice of major, and degree requirements.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Provides effective leadership in the medical education, research, and clinical service missions of the school
  • Collaborates with the faculty and staff to establish a shared vision and develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the next phase of growth for the school
  • Supports the dedicated faculty, staff, and learners to advance the school’s strategic priorities
  • Develops strong relationships with the executive leadership of TTUHSC El Paso, its component schools, and its affiliated clinical facilities
  • Oversees the conduct and quality of the undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, and ensures the success of the students and trainees
  • Provides coordinated oversight of the medical school curriculum
  • Ensures that the clinical environment provides high quality patient care and is conducive to the appropriate integration of the educational and research programs
  • Provides necessary support to establish a community of scholars to facilitate faculty and learners’ active participation in research and scholarly activities
  • Recruits, appoints, and supervises associate/assistant deans and department chairs
  • Appoints members of the standing committees based on recommendations and nominations made by the PLFSOM Faculty Council and the PLFSOM Academic Council
  • Prepares and administers the budget of the PLFSOM
  • Serves as a member of the TTUHSC El Paso President’s Executive Committee
  • Maintains a visible presence in the community and seeks opportunities to advance the school through philanthropy and community foundation partnerships
  • Participates personally in teaching, scholarship, and/or clinical service
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA and billing regulations
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedures
  • Upholds and promotes the values-based culture of TTUHSC El Paso
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Declaration of Faculty of Professional Responsibilities

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in effectively managing a complex organization through substantial and ongoing transformation, showcasing a talent for fostering innovation and generating novel ideas
  • Experience working and leading in an organization that prioritizes its core values
  • Strong leadership skills in overseeing undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, marked by successful collaborations
  • A comprehension of the business aspects of medicine and the capability to effectively communicate the value of academic programs to diverse stakeholders
  • Proven success in strengthening the research programs of an academic unit by addressing faculty needs and cultivating environments that foster research excellence
  • Ability to cultivate a sense of community and actively involve faculty, staff, students, and alumni in supporting a collectively shared strategic vision
  • Experience in community engagement initiatives within the healthcare or medical education settings
  • Successful recruitment efforts, including visionary hires that enhance the success of a unit, with a commitment to mentoring and fostering leadership development
  • Experience with LCME accreditation review, or other educational accrediting body review
  • Experience in creating inter-professional education initiatives
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening to diverse perspectives and cultivating a supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Management style characterized by collegiality and consultation, and demonstrating the capability to be decisive while considering the needs and perspectives of faculty, staff, and learners
  • Ability to articulate an inspiring long-term vision, serving as an eloquent and engaging spokesperson
  • Authenticity and self-confidence, coupled with the political acumen to effectively optimize and balance the interests of diverse constituencies in a constructive manner

HSC - El Paso

Paul L Foster SOM Dean Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group
Executive Administration


EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • MD degree, MD/PhD degrees, or equivalent degree
  • Texas medical license, or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Texas
  • Board Certification in the candidate’s specialty/discipline by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Leadership experience at the level of Department Chair, Vice-Chair, Division Chief, Associate Dean, or other comparable experience
  • Established national reputation in academic medicine
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of full professor

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.

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