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Tenured Professor and Executive Associate Dean

Engineering Medicine

Houston, TX
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The School of Engineering Medicine is seeking a collaborative and inspirational leader to serve as the Executive Associate Dean.  This position is for a full-time tenure review upon hire appointment as a full professor.  This position is primarily administrative with appropriate components of research and/or education.   

ENMED is the School of Engineering Medicine’s innovative medical education program, developed in collaboration with Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Engineering and Houston Methodist Hospital.  ENMED graduates receive a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Engineering in four years.  This first-in-the-nation program blends experiential learning in engineering innovation with medical school training to create a type of healthcare professional, a “physicianeer” with the goal of transforming health care.  ENMED is located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center.

This position will have the opportunity to help direct an overall strategic vision which will pave the School’s academic, research, medical, engineering, and clinical missions.  This individual will be a highly innovative and visionary leader with a drive to revolutionize medical education.  The Executive Associate Dean will work to advance blending medical and engineering education, foster a culture of innovation, and facilitate collaborations with internal, external, and industry partners.


Education and Experience –

  • Medical Doctorate (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) with Board Certification and clinical practice in their specialty, and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a STEM field
  • Demonstrated effective record in a senior leadership level role of an academic institution, health institution or an equally complex organization
  • Teaching and research portfolio commendable of a tenured professor


Knowledge and Skills –

  • Show evidence of dynamic leadership, outstanding communication, and administrative skills
  • Ability to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the cross-section between engineering and medical disciplines
  • Have knowledge of and experience with aspects of medical education and accreditation processes
  • Work collaboratively with internal, external, and industry partners
  • Demonstrate financial and budgetary management skills
  • Be accessible, approachable, authentic, genuine, supportive and transparent with all stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse groups in a complex, dynamic environment that includes education, research and clinical care
Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/105983 and upload the following: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable, 4) Professional References

any other relevant documentation.  For further information, please contact Dr. Doug Baxter, baxter@tamu.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.