Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Harvard Medical School is seeking an outstanding leader to become the inaugural Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs.

About the Dean:  Reporting to the Dean of Harvard Medical School, and a key member of the Dean's Leadership Council and senior administrative team, the Dean provides senior leadership for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Dean oversees academic activities, recruitment, retention, academic advancement, and career satisfaction of a diverse faculty.  He/She will also serve as a strategic partner to the Dean of the Medical School on a broad range of academic, faculty affairs, policy, and professional development programs and services. He/She will have oversight for many of the School initiatives, programs, centers, and institutes; will be responsible for maintaining and updating agreements between Harvard and its affiliate hospitals and research institutions; for coordination with clinical affiliates; and for external reviews of clinical departments. The Dean also coordinates the selection process for limited competition funding opportunities through HMS Foundation Funds. In partnership with the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, he/she will support efforts that advance diversity programs and initiatives.

About Harvard Medical School:  Since HMS was established in 1782, faculty members have improved human health by innovating in their roles as physicians, mentors and scholars.  They’ve piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fields of science and medicine throughout the world with their expertise and passion.  Faculty have also long made paradigm-shifting discoveries and their accomplishments are recognized internationally. Fifteen researchers have shared in nine Nobel prizes for work completed while at the School. The Faculty of Medicine includes more than 11,000 individuals working to advance the boundaries of knowledge in labs, classrooms and clinics. The School’s main quadrangle in Boston houses nearly 200 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in basic and social science departments. HMS has affiliation agreements with 15 of the world’s most prestigious hospitals and research institutes, vital partners that provide clinical care and training. They also serve as home base for more than 10,000 physicians and scientists with faculty appointments. With its vast reservoir of talent, extensive network of affiliates and commitment to problem solving, HMS is uniquely positioned to steer education and research in directions that will benefit local, national and global communities. For more information about HMS, visit

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by July 1, 2019.

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

Korn Ferry Global Education and Academic Health Center Practices

Harvard Medical School is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.