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Dean, William Beaumont School of Medicine

Job Description / Duties

Rochester, MI – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) seeks a collaborative, dynamic and accomplished academic physician leader to serve as its next Dean. This is an exceptional opportunity to guide an innovative, student and community-centered School of Medicine to its next stage of evolution.

Leveraging the strengths of Oakland University and Corewell Health, OUWB has quickly established itself as an innovator in medical education and as a vital partner to the community. Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. The school reached full Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation in 2015, which was renewed for full accreditation in 2020 for the maximum eight-year term. OUWB was designed to transform medical education by emphasizing holistic physician development – a “liberal arts medical education” that is grounded in evidence-based medical science.

Oakland University is a public institution that engages more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences connecting unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond the Rochester region. OUWB is also a primary partner with William Beaumont University Hospital, Royal Oak, Beaumont Hospital Troy and Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, all part of Corewell Health East, formerly Beaumont. Corewell Health East provides patients with compassionate, extraordinary care and includes eight teaching hospitals, 155 outpatient locations, nearly 5,000 physicians, more than 900 residents and fellows and 33,000 employees. Corewell Health has more nationally ranked hospitals in Michigan than any other health system according to the 2022-2023 'America's Best Hospitals' rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The Dean reports jointly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Oakland University, as well as to the President of Corewell Health East. The incoming dean will have the opportunity to advance the research agenda for the school, while furthering its nationally-recognized reputation for medical education. Candidates must hold an M.D. degree, or equivalent, with a record of significant administrative accomplishments in an academic medical setting. The successful candidate will have a national reputation in medical education, research, clinical care, scholarly achievements which merit the appointment of professor, superior communication and relationship-building skills and the ability to recruit top quality students and faculty.

To find out more, please contact Jeff Schroetlin, Megan Welch and Jillian Williams, preferably via email at

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.