The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Pharr, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks an innovative, experienced academic leader to serve as the Dean, School of Podiatric Medicine. This individual must be committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice, and service. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with prior administrative experience to build and expand the School of Podiatric Medicine. Reporting to the President, the SOPM Dean will work collaboratively with other UTRGV schools/colleges to develop interdisciplinary opportunities for teaching and research that will help address the unique health care priorities for the region.
The School of Podiatric Medicine Dean will play an instrumental role in developing and implementing the vision and programs that will continue growing UTRGV’s important role in enhancing the health care available to the population of South Texas. This is an exciting time for the School of Podiatric Medicine to build and prepare for the future where technology and new methodologies are changing the landscape of health care.
The Dean of UTRGV’s School of Podiatric Medicine will have a deep commitment to students and their success, in addition to a record of accomplishment with building strong and abiding interpersonal relationships.
Must hold the DPM degree from an institution accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and be board certified.
Eligibility to obtain licensure in Texas.
At least five years of supervisory experience at the Department Chair or higher administrative level.
Must have experience with CPME accreditation.
Must be committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice, and service.