Open Position Announcement: Dean, School of Medicine
THE COLLEGE AND THE SCHOOL
New York Medical College (NYMC) was founded in 1860 in lower Manhattan. By the 1920s NYMC has moved uptown to 106th Street and Broadway and much of the clinical teaching was done at the Flower (named after a Governor of New York) and Fifth Avenue Hospitals and, hence, it was frequently referred to as the "Flower Fifth Avenue Medical School". NYMC was the first white majority medical school to offer scholarships to African-Americans (1928) and completely ignored the prevailing anti-Semitic admissions quotas prevalent in U.S. medical schools from the 1920s to the 1960s. In 1971, NYMC became part of the New York Roman Catholic Archdiocesan health system and the College moved to Westchester County, New York. After approximately 40 years of a relationship with the Church, NYMC joined the Touro College system - the largest private university in the US under Jewish auspices. NYMC is a member of a small club: the 1% of the colleges and universities in the US which are limited mission health sciences universities. Our partnership with Touro, with undergraduate campuses and schools of law, psychology, education, social work, business, and two schools of pharmacy and two osteopathic medical schools, present multiple opportunities for interprofessional education and dual degrees.
We have approximately 1300 employees, more than 1500 students, 900 residents and fellows, and nearly 3,000 faculty members. We educate students who are highly qualified to assume leadership roles in the fields of health care and biomedical research. Advanced degrees are awarded from the School of Medicine (M.D.), the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (M.S., Ph.D) and the School of Health Sciences and Practice (M.S. in Speech Pathology, M.P.H., D.P.T, Dr.P.H).
Each entering medical school class is about 195 students. We receive more than 12,000 applications each year (one of the largest applicant pools in the U.S.). The average MCAT of the entering class is ~32 and the average GPA is ~3.6. Typically, 5-15% of the entering medical school class is from California with similar percentages from Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey; about 1/3rd of the class are New Yorkers.
The major teaching hospitals for the School of Medicine are: 1) Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY: Immediately next to the College; 635 beds, Level I Trauma Center; Full service hospital structured as a public benefit corporation; 2) Metropolitan Hospital, East Harlem, Manhattan, NY: NYMC's teaching hospital since 1875 - the longest relationship of a private medical school with a teaching hospital in the US. 356 beds, a Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York teaching hospital; 3) St. Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey: St. Joseph's has the second busiest emergency room in New Jersey and has 739 beds. 4) The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Manhattan: Since 1880 this has been NYMC's ophthalmology and ENT teaching hospital with 32 beds. There are other hospitals in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey that are in our network of academic affiliates.
The total value of sponsored research and other programs under management at NYMC is more than $34.5 million. Basic science, translational and clinical research activities are funded by the National Institutes of Health, corporations, and other sources. Research strengths are in cardiovascular disease, cancer, disaster medicine, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases. In the public health arena, researchers contribute expertise and leadership in environmental health sciences and in disaster management, including psychiatric illnesses and stress related to trauma, mass casualty events, and terrorism.
The New York Medical College is a health sciences university whose purpose is to educate physicians, scientists, public health specialists and other health professionals, and conduct biomedical and population-based research. Through its faculty and affiliated clinical partners, the College provides service to its community in an atmosphere of excellence, scholarship and professionalism. New York Medical College believes that the rich diversity of its student body and faculty is important to its mission of educating outstanding health professionals for the multicultural world of the 21st century.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
• Distinguished academic and clinical career with national reputation as a leading scholar, a demonstrated commitment to medical education and research excellence, and competitive funded research success
• Record of successful senior executive and academic leadership experience as well as effective management of an organization’s critical resources
• Demonstrated ability to build, manage, and develop a successful team
• Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain faculty and a track record of leveraging investments in faculty and/or programs to desired outcomes
• Demonstrated success in enhancing the education or research agenda of an academic unit or program
• Demonstrated success in philanthropy and securing private, corporate, or government support to advance the agenda
• Demonstrated commitment to, and success in, valuing and actively promoting equity and diversity
• Demonstrated success in the context of shared governance and collaborative decision making with multiple stakeholders
• Strength in working across boundaries of the health profession disciplines to promote and advance interprofessional education and interdisciplinary research.
• Broad range of experience in, and knowledge of, the academic health sciences, health professions, health care systems, and the healthcare marketplace
• Provide strategic, academic and visionary leadership, and foster excellence in teaching, research, and grantsmanship.
• Ensure the strength and vitality of the Medical School and advance all of the health sciences through development, coordination, and support of interdisciplinary research, interprofessional education and clinical practices
• Maximize academic, research, and intellectual excellence through recruitment of high quality faculty and staff
• Foster an environment of collaboration, fairness, humanism, ethical conduct, integrity and respect
• Build close and collaborative relationship between the Medical School and its partners
• Oversee the responsible planning, management, accountability of critical resources (capital, human, fiscal) and provide leadership in securing adequate resources for the school including philanthropy
• Promote and support innovative, groundbreaking basic science, translational and clinical research
• Foster excellence in the Medical School’s educational and clinical programs
• Develop strategies to make sure the school is more competitive in attracting outstanding students and residents
Send CV with cover letter to Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at Recruiter@nymc.edu. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews.
Page updated: October 4, 2013