Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is seeking a visionary and inspirational President to lead the University into the future as Northeast Ohio’s preeminent public health sciences university. This opportunity is available due to the planned retirement of Jay Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., who has served NEOMED as President since 2010.


Founded in 1973 to meet Northeast Ohio’s critical need for primary care physicians, NEOMED, has grown to be a community-based, publicly supported, health sciences university with colleges of medicine and pharmacy and a graduate college. With nine higher education and 24 clinical partners, NEOMED is poised to become the national leader in community-based interprofessional and health sciences education.


The next President will have a singular focus on supporting the success of students entrusted to their care, bringing a forward-thinking vision for NEOMED and leading innovative efforts to achieve the institution’s mission to improve the health, economy and quality of life of the diverse communities of Northeast Ohio through education, research and service.


The ideal candidate for the presidency will embrace the vision and mission of NEOMED as the leader in community-based health sciences education. The successful presidential candidate will require a strong background in community engagement; must understand how health sciences education contributes to the well-being of communities in which they reside; and must display an ability to obtain the resources required for these objectives to be accomplished. Respecting the history and culture of NEOMED, while simultaneously leading towards a dynamic future, will require the next President to have superb communication skills and a high level of community engagement both internally and externally.


Competitive candidates will possess an appropriate undergraduate degree with an advanced terminal degree required (such as M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., J.D., M.B.A., M.H.A., etc.) or the equivalent combination of education and experience and a strong track record of inclusivity and collaborative leadership that facilitates change management in creative ways. In so doing, the individual must possess personal character that places institutional interests above self-interest. Ideal candidates should have a track record of positioning public institutions of higher education in ways that enable them to thrive in the 21st century.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 9, 2019. Candidates should provide a letter of interest and resume and/or curriculum vitae. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the NEOMED’s consultants, Chris Colenda, M.D., Joyce De Leo, Ph.D., or Karen Otto at


Application materials submitted to NEOMED for employment opportunities are subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law.


The Northeast Ohio Medical University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.