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University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Posted: 07/10/2023
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine - Dean

Dean,  John A. Burns School of Medicine

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa) welcomes applications for the position of Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  UH Manoa seeks a proven and visionary leader for JABSOM, the only medical school based in the State of Hawai‘i and one of 15 degree-granting schools and colleges of the UH Manoa.  Situated on the island of O‘ahu in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, JABSOM is a community-based school and is affiliated with a strong network of partner hospitals and clinics in the state.  This structure exposes medical students and resident physicians to a diverse range of patients and health systems in our state.  JABSOM’s programs complement other health sciences that are organizationally located in other UH Manoa schools and colleges.  JABSOM belongs to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and its graduate medical education (residencies/fellowships) by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, (ACGME).

The next dean will be an energetic and visionary innovator who can leverage the many strengths of the University and the people and environments of Hawai‘i to build a world-class medical school. These strengths include our state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, excellent faculty and staff, and a multicultural community that is one of the most diverse in the world. JABSOM’s mission is to teach and train high-quality physicians, biomedical students, and allied health professionals for Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and to conduct clinical, epidemiologic, translational, and basic research in areas of specific interest to the community and the region. Its major purpose is to provide an opportunity for a medical education previously unavailable to residents of Hawai‘i and other Pacific nations with the vision of ALOHA: to Attain Lasting Optimal Health for All.  JABSOM strives to prepare all students for life-long learning. The dean will need to successfully lead the school through complex matters relating to budgets, programs, personnel, facilities, and business, legislative and community partnerships. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in clinical medicine, research administration and skills facilitating partnerships that build capacity to innovate medical education and healthcare.

JABSOM is a critical partner in the effort of the State of Hawai‘i to address healthcare needs with our outstanding private and public healthcare partners. Its problem-based learning curriculum, community-based medicine program, and clinical instruction through affiliated community hospitals and clinics are some of its special features and opportunities. In addition, our mid-Pacific location fosters connections with the Pacific island nations and Asia, and together with the State’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population, JABSOM has a distinctive place in healthcare for our state and beyond.  JABSOM is among the most culturally and ethnically diverse medical schools in the country. The School strives to build on its historical role in expanding opportunities for women, minorities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and the socio-economically disadvantaged.


Advanced medical and biomedical research at JABSOM has received international recognition for pioneering work in human fertility, human heredity and comparative genetics, infectious diseases, and cross-cultural psychiatry, among other innovative disciplines. An important investigative focus has been to improve the health of ethnic groups, many of whom are otherwise underrepresented in health research, and to conduct research with those groups in a culturally respectful manner.   JABSOM is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1: Doctoral University with high research activity.  For more information about JABSOM, visit  https://jabsom.hawaii.edu/.


UH Manoa is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the Pacific and part of an international community of research universities. It is the flagship campus of the UH System and currently enrolls more than 19,000 students. The UH System is committed to being a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning and supports cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration in education, research, outreach, service, and sustainability.  UH Manoa is also a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment where everyone can thrive socially and professionally. For more information about UH Manoa, visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu.
Our university is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion excellence in our recruitment and hiring practices.  We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Nominations, inquiries, and application information

Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. For best consideration, submit an application by August 25, 2023.  Review of applications will begin on or about September 5, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/4105677/dean-john-a-burns-school-of-medicine-position-89077?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs, or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and search for Position Number 89077 or Dean of John A. Burns School of Medicine.


Note: A NEOGOV account must be established, and then candidates may attach the following to the online application: (1) a cover letter summarizing their interest and how qualifications are met for the position including confirming that you possess board certification, and either your MD license to practice in the State of Hawaii or have eligibility for licensure in the State of Hawaii, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement regarding your commitment to and/or experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, (4) the names of five professional references, including title and contact information, and (5) a copy of U.S. board certification.  References will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate. A background check will be made prior to employment.


For the job announcement, job description and search information, please go to:  https://manoa.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/jabsom/


Nominations and Inquires: jabsom.search@hawaii.edu or Debra Ishii at (808) 956-7500
The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity institution and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates