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President and Chief Executive Officer

The Medical University of South Carolina located in Charleston invites nominations and applications for President and Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will bring vision and experience to the leadership of a nationally ranked academic center and teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive clinical services, a robust research portfolio, and a wide array of excellent educational programs.

The next MUSC President will have the opportunity to successfully lead this top-flight and talent-rich academic health center through a time of historic change for medicine in the United States.  Reporting to the MUSC Board of Trustees, the President also fills a critical role in the state as a key advisor on health education programs and related fields.

The search committee seeks candidates with an MD, PhD or other terminal degree with demonstrated leadership and management experience and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of academic health and health-care delivery systems. See: for detailed profile and candidate criteria.

MUSC is comprised of six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) and multiple hospital facilities and clinics, including University Hospital, Ashley River Tower, Children’s Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, Storm Eye Institute, NCI designated Hollings Cancer Center and Rutledge Tower ambulatory clinics.

Among the nation’s most competitive academic health centers, the university generates over $200 million of extramural research support per year and ranks in the top 10 in the number of NIH grants for research training and education. Student success is a priority at MUSC; passage rates on licensing examinations are excellent. Enrollment exceeds 2,600.

The largest non-federal employer in Charleston, MUSC employs nearly 13,000, including 1,400 faculty members. The annual operating budget is approximately $2 billion. A driver of economic growth for the city and state, it has an annual economic impact of $3.4 billion and is the number one hospital in the state.

With more than a half million residents in the metro area, Charleston is considered one of the best places in the world to live. The economy is robust and cultural amenities are world-class. World class dining, shopping and cultural venues are steps away from the MUSC campus and the range of available homes is unlimited. Located on a peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, downtown Charleston is a regular on lists of top travel destinations ( and

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be received by March 5, 2014.

Include letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; CV; five references with complete contact information. Names will be held in confidence until finalists are identified. To nominate a candidate, submit letter of nomination with contact information about nominee.

Submit materials electronically to

The search is assisted by: John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant, Academic Search, Inc.
Ph: 205-345-7221


The Medical University of South Carolina is an
equal opportunity employer, promoting workplace diversity.

posted january 2014