University of Texas Medical Branch

Executive Vice President, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is seeking an outstanding leader to become the next Executive Vice President (EVP), Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be widely respected and operationally savvy, highly knowledgeable of cutting edge clinical care and innovative educational approaches, and able to sustain and build a thriving research enterprise. The next EVP, Provost, and Dean will also excel at managing complexity, leading effectively, and communicating through the tectonic changes occurring in academic medical centers.

The EVP, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine is responsible to the UTMB President for the coordination and administration of the academic agenda for the four health-related schools of UTMB Health. He/She is responsible for ensuring the quality of the intellectual mission, the clinical mission, and the fiscal health of all matters relating to the health sciences. That responsibility requires the EVP, Provost, and Dean to exert effective leadership in strategic planning, quality management, and recruitment.  Among the most important characteristics of the EVP, Provost and Dean is the ability to function at a high level within this leadership partnership. He/She is responsible for the academic success of the UTMB’s schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

About UTMB:  The University of Texas Medical Branch opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership and is the oldest medical school in the Central and Southwest United States. One of the leading research-intensive academic health centers in the nation, UTMB is an institution on the rise. Along with a uniquely important role in Texas history as the state’s first medical school, it is investing in continued movement toward becoming one of the very best, nationally-recognized for the quality and reach of its clinical care and research. The UTMB of today is a four campus, $2.1 billion modern health care system with 3,200 students, 900 faculty, and schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. UTMB is also home to the Galveston National Laboratory, one of only two high biocontainment laboratories conducting research on a university campus at the BSL-4 level in the U.S. Overall research funding has increased 20% over the past five years to $132 million and with UTMB’s NIH ranking among medical schools at #54 in 2017. UTMB ranked as a five-star hospital, one of 12 of 107 academic medical centers in the nation, by Vizient for superior performance in providing high quality care in 2017. UTMB’s energy, momentum and optimism is palpable, fueled in part by its culture of collaboration and strengthened by its commitment to diversity. In 2016, UTMB ranked #1 nationally for the number of underrepresented minorities graduating medical school. Additionally, 39% of the faculty belong to underrepresented groups. For more information about UTMB, visit www.utmb.edu.   

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by September 28, 2018.


Bernard Godley, MD, Ph.D., Paul Chou, and Josh Ward, Ph.D.

Korn Ferry Academic Health Center and Global Education Practices

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled