About the position
Reporting directly to the dean of the school of medicine (SOM) at Virginia Commonwealth University
(VCU), this senior executive-level position serves as the principal agent with senior university officers
for the SOM Dean. This position has responsibility for the SOM’s university budgeting, financial
management and oversight. Additionally, the scope of this position includes SOM personnel
management, technology services and facilities/space planning for the dean’s Office to support the
missions of education, research and philanthropic activities. This position serves on the Dean’s Senior
leadership team and builds relationships with colleagues in the SOM and across the University and in
liaison with the health system to carry out the responsibilities of the role. This individual also provides
institutional leadership in the administration of VCU’s educational and research missions, and VCU’s
policy, administration and financial activities.
How to apply
Candidates should complete the basic personal and demographic application through the VCU job site at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103253. Please provide a CV, letter of interest and a diversity statement.
Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Carol Ann Lawson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya-Lee Giscombe email@example.com
With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).