Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Position Details

AGB Search is pleased to be assisting Des Moines University (DMU), a well-established graduate health science university, in its search for its Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM).  Located in the vibrant and growing capital city of Iowa, the University enrolls more than 1,500 students in three colleges, offering 8 degree programs in medicine and the health sciences. The DMU mission is to improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals.

The University seeks an engaging, inspiring, and collaborative leader, who is a highly effective administrator in all dimensions. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is responsible for providing collaborative and consultative academic leadership for all matters within COM. The Dean has oversight of all programs within COM including the curriculum, planning and management of the operating budget, and development and implementation of strategies to promote the growth of COM’s biomedical, clinical, and research programs.

Candidates must hold a D.O. degree from a COCA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation), be qualified by education, training, and experience to provide effective leadership in education, scholarly activity and patient care, have a medical license and board certification (at some point in the candidate’s career), and at least five years of experience in academic leadership roles that include budget management authority. Demonstrated success in previous administrative, chair, or academic leadership roles, as well as excellence in clinical training and patient care are desired.

Please see the position profile, downloadable in the left column, to view more complete information about this opportunity.  Additional information on Des Moines University is available at: https://www.dmu.edu.

Nominations and Applications

A review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and continue until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, complete applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for four professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to DMUdeanmed@agbsearch.com.

The search is assisted by Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, (563) 380-4919 (c), richard.torgerson@agbsearch.com and Frederick V. Moore, J.D./M.B.A., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, (712) 299-2544 (c), fred.moore@agbsearch.com

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). DMU encourages applications from candidates of underrepresented groups. Des Moines University is committed to the promotion of health care and the prevention of disease for our students, employees, patients, and communities. Thus, Des Moines University is a tobacco- and smokefree campus environment, and the use of tobacco products anywhere on University/Clinic
property is prohibited.