Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine (UCI School of Medicine), in partnership with Korn Ferry, invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Associate Dean, Administration and Finance.

Rich in history and tradition, UCI School of Medicine is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research, education, and high-quality clinical care. In 1967, UCI acquired the School of Medicine, and Dr. Warren Bostick was named the first dean. The School of Medicine was formerly the California College of Medicine (which actually dated back to 1896), and the school was moved from Los Angeles to the campus in Irvine. The new school was relocated on a 122-acre site, on the western edge of the UCI campus, where it continues to be located today.

UCI School of Medicine shines on the world stage as an enterprising champion of innovation and discovery. Home to over 1,600 faculty and 24 departments, ranging from basic science, clinical and translational research, to medical and surgical specialties, the School of Medicine nurtures the development of medical students, resident physicians, and scholars in the clinical and basic sciences, and supports the dissemination of research advances for the benefit of society. UCI School of Medicine is ranked among the top 50 medical schools in the nation for research by U.S. News & World Report, and UCI Medical Center, UCI School of Medicine’s academic teaching hospital, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years. As UCI School of Medicine continues to grow and make scholarly, clinical, and physical advancements, the recruitment of a new Associate Dean for Administration and Finance is imperative for the institution. A national search is underway.

Serving as the Senior Administrative Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of the School of Medicine (SOM), the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will be responsible for the entire scope of planning, operations, and resource management for the SOM, involving its instructional, research, administrative and clinical functions. In partnership with the Vice Dean for Faculty and Clinical Affairs, the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will provide oversight for Enterprise-wide Clinical Integration (CI), including enterprise revenue cycle management and faculty group medical practice, ensuring successful financial and operational interaction between the SOM and UCI Health.

As a key member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Associate Dean will serve as the SOM’s liaison with all external entities and constituents, both public and private, and will work directly with the leadership in defining and prioritizing specific needs related to the school’s academic mission and in developing objectives and strategies to meet those needs. In addition, they will be expected to direct and plan all financial operations, oversee technology support operations for both administrative and instructional computing, provide leadership for management of all space, facilities, and capital needs, effectively manage all human resources issues (both academic and staff) in the school, and in the absence of the Dean, act as the senior administrator for all administrative and financial matters. Further, they will be the critical steward for an organizational climate and culture which supports and values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The ideal candidate will have strong institutional, managerial, and professional knowledge of higher education and administrative management, particularly in academic medicine, and have expert knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, accounting principles, forecasting, budgeting, audit, and internal control systems. An undergraduate degree in a related field is required; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Healthcare Administration, or a related field is preferred.

Korn Ferry is assisting UCI School of Medicine with this important recruitment. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to

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