UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the largest academic medical centers in the U.S., has initiated a search for the inaugural Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in our emerging School of Public Health. We are seeking an academic innovator and leader for a unique opportunity to be at the foundation of building the school’s Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs.
The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will have an integral role in formulating the curriculum and vision for the School of Public Health to expand on core expertise and current and future collaborations to:
Establish educational programs in a research-intensive school dedicated to addressing population health challenges through scientific discovery and generation of evidence to guide policymakers
- Leverage strengths of UTSW research and programs in Health Systems Research, Health Equity, Quantitative Data Sciences, Epidemiology, and Implementation Science
- Develop inter-disciplinary educational opportunities within the School of Public Health and in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Health Professions; as well as extramural programs with general academic institution partners in North Texas
- Enhance partnerships with community organizations and providers encompassing Dallas County’s integrated safety-net system that is the sole provider for un- and under-insured individuals in primary, specialty, and tertiary care, and Texas Health Resources, which includes the No. 1 Next Generation Accountable Care Organization in the nation as rated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and a network of more than 30 hospitals
- Report to the Interim Dean of the School of Public Health
The UTSW School of Public Health will provide unique academic and research opportunities within a culturally rich environment that has Dallas ranked No. 4 in diversity among U.S. cities. The 7.5 million people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex reside in 13 counties across 9,000 square miles. The majority-minority population is 41 percent Hispanic and 25 percent African American. Close to 20 percent of our region’s population are foreign born, speak Spanish only, and lack health insurance.
UT Southwestern is establishing a 21st-century School of Public Health cemented in its core research strengths and reinforced through integral collaboration with area institutions and health systems. UTSW has more than 2,800 full-time faculty who garner more than $524 million in annual grant funding for research. UTSW’s outstanding Department of Population and Data Sciences, with more than $8 million in research funding annually and emerging leadership in population health, will serve as the foundation for building the new school.
The UTSW Medical District spans 230 acres in Dallas. Through its own and affiliated health systems -Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, Texas Health Resources, and the VA North Texas Health Care System – UTSW physicians are central to the care of millions of residents in North Texas.
The inaugural Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for UTSW’s new School of Public Health (SPH) must:
- Be eligible for tenure as an Associate or Full Professor and hold a terminal degree from an accredited institution in public health or related field
- Have eight years of experience working with a complex university system, providing support to a range of constituents
- Be experienced in SPH curriculum development, delivery, and accreditation
- Demonstrate strong leadership, diplomacy, and knowledge of distance learning technology
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 117,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits a year.