Witt/Kieffer is assisting Reading Health System in Pennsylvania in the recruitment of their next Chief Academic Officer (CAO).
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Reading Health System, the CAO works collaboratively with administrative and physician leaders across the organization to align education and research goals with Reading Health System’s strategic priorities. The CAO must have an accomplished career in medical education and will focus on enhancing the current academic partnerships and affiliations as well as identifying ways to strengthen the residency and research programs across the system.
The ideal candidate will be a charismatic leader who has a proven track record of delivering results and holding themselves and others accountable. We seek an innovative leader who can lead the academic mission through the fast changing environment of healthcare and medical education. She/he will be academically credible and create and execute a strategy that will enable Reading to build upon the current strengths of the programs within the system.
The role of the CAO will be the champion for academics, education and research. This leader will be charged with oversight of all medical education, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as of the infrastructure and systems to support the academic mission. He/she will be the point person in negotiations of strategic academic relationships, serve as a key to the assessment and recruitment of applicants for training programs, and provide input in strategic organizational decisions regarding program development. He/she will be recognized as the champion of the academic mission for Reading Health System by bringing infrastructure and systems together for strong performance in these areas, and will promote Reading Health System among peer organizations nationally. The CAO will establish a framework within the organization that will advance its researcher capabilities and achievements. The CAO will represent the institution at AAMC and other national organizations.
The successful candidate will be a physician with a minimum of ten years of leadership experience in medical education and research in an academic health system, teaching hospital, “clinic club”, or medical school environment. It is preferred that candidates will have overseen graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, and have supported the growth and success of clinical, health services, patient centered outcome, or translational research activities. Candidates should possess an outstanding record of scholarship, a national reputation within the medical education community, and have a track record of innovation.
The successful candidate must have an M.D. (or equivalent) and Ph.D. candidates will be considered, understanding that the organization has a strong preference for a physician. The successful candidate should have a minimum of eight years of administrative experience in medical academic affairs in a teaching hospital or medical school. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania.
Nominations, expressions of interest, or requests for additional information should be submitted to Rachel Polhemus and Elizabeth Frye, MD, through the office of Janice Feldman, preferably via e-mail to email@example.com; phone 239-494-3264.