The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Office of the President, invites highly qualified applicants to apply for the position of President (tenure ineligible track). This position is located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland on the grounds of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The incumbent of this position serves as President of the organization under the policy guidance of the Secretary of Defense, oversight by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)), and the operational direction of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)). The President is appointed by the Secretary of Defense with the advice of the USD(P&R) and the ASD(HA) and serves at the pleasure of the Secretary. He/she serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Regents (BOR), without vote, and attends all regular and special meetings of the BOR and its committees.
The University is a unique organization within the Federal establishment, designed and operated in a manner similar to the top academic health sciences institutions in the country. The USUHS comprises the fully-accredited F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM), Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI).
The President, USUHS, is responsible for the following functions:
Implements and oversees educational programs leading to graduate and undergraduate degrees in the health professions that meet the standards of applicable and recognized accrediting, licensing, and certifying agencies, and confers such degrees after considering the recommendations of faculty.
Develops and administers policies and procedures on the academic affairs of the SOM, GSN, PDC, CAHS, AFFRI and other programs to accomplish the mission of the USUHS and/or DoD.
Develops funding requirements for USUHS that will be resourced in the program objective memorandum of the Defense Health Program for incorporation into the budget estimate submission and President’s budget submissions.
Ensures accreditation requirements are met for USUHS to operate as an academic institution.
Appoints a representative to any coordination, oversight, or assessment board or committee established pursuant to DoDI 5105.18 and as directed by the ASD(HA).
Selects an officer to serve as professor of military, naval, or air science pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 2113(c)(3).
Selects, after consultation with the Surgeons General of the respective uniformed services, one or more military officer(s) to serve as professors, instructors, or administrative staff pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 2113(c)(1).
Consults regularly with the Surgeons General of the respective uniformed services; the Director, Defense Health Agency; and the Joint Staff Surgeon, concerning USUHS goals, objectives and progress in meeting them.
Develops an annual plan for AFRRI Research and Development (R&D) activities. Through the Director, AFRRI, conducts activities to better understand the biological effects of ionizing radiation and support the operational force, and engages in collaborative R&D of medical capabilities for exposure to ionizing radiation.
Exercises authority to grant exceptions, consistent with accreditation requirements, to all matters related to USUHS admissions procedures that are not specifically reserved for the respective uniformed services.
Makes use of established facilities and services in the DoD and other government agencies, when possible, to avoid duplication and achieve maximum efficiency and economy, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the USUHS.
Ensures that all transactions with any other non-profit entity under 10 U.S.C. § 2113(g), comply with all applicable requirements of law, DoD issuances, and delegations of authority from the ASD(HA).
Communicates, consults, and coordinates directly with appropriate representatives of DoD Components, other Executive departments and agencies, and members of the public, as appropriate, on matters related to USUHS functions, programs, or activities.
Exercises the full range of supervisory and personnel management responsibilities and is responsible for complying with the internal control requirements of the Federal Managers Integrity Act.
Promotes and ensures compliance with Federal and Department of Defense Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements and is responsible for furthering EEO initiatives in accordance with Federal, DoD, and/or USUHS policies and procedures.

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Qualification Requirements: Requires a minimum of a doctoral degree in a health, science, or research-related field.
The administrative aspects of this position require: exceptional managerial and leadership qualifications as a senior manager, administrator, and leader evidenced by extensive experience in the successful operation of a diverse large institution and/or workforce or program; substantial experience in executive management, human resources, and financial management to provide effective fiscal oversight of significant capital and intellectual resources; exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to represent and articulate the University’s vision at the highest level of government, as well as develop consensus decisions; extensive analytical skill in evaluating and developing organizational policies, programs, goals, and objectives; experience in managing diverse organizational operations; comprehensive knowledge and experience to develop and implement strategic plans and short and long-term policy, programs, and strategies.
The academic aspects of this position require: experience in medical/health profession and graduate education, academic administration, and educational research and development; expertise and experience as reflected by a number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals appropriate to the incumbent’s research; and active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the area of specialization.
The following experience/knowledge is highly desirable: senior military command experience and/or senior DoD executive level experience; experience working in an academic shared governance model; or experience as a senior manager in an accredited graduate or professional institution of higher education performing duties related to the position.
The position of the USUHS President is in the excepted service of the Federal civil service. Assignment as the President, USUHS, is an administrative assignment and is without tenure. The initial assignment as the President, USUHS, is for a term of up to five years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. The assignment as the President, USUHS, is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Secretary of Defense, or his/her designee, and may be relieved as the President, USUHS, at any time.
The incumbent of this position may also hold a USUHS faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in an academic department and may perform faculty responsibilities such as teaching, research, and/or patient care activities as an integral part of his/her faculty responsibilities. In this case, the incumbent must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the specified academic rank in accordance with USUHS academic policies. The faculty appointment may be in the tenure track or the tenure-ineligible track.
The incumbent will be subject to random and pre-employment drug testing requirements under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program.

The candidate will be subject to a U.S. government background investigation prior to assuming the position. The position requires a top secret clearance.

The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described in 5 U.S.C 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Executive Order (EO) 14043, dated September 9, 2021, “Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees,” requires that all Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote, work, etc), with exceptions only as required by law. If selected, the candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide supporting documents (e.g., COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or medical records documenting the vaccination) prior to the employment start date.
Instruction to Candidates: All inquiries, applications and nominations will be held in strict confidence. The USUHS Presidential Search Subcommittee will immediately begin considering curricula vitae until December 14 , 2021 and will contact individuals if further information is needed. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae to:

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Contact Information
Ronald Riddle
[email protected]
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Building A, Room 1020
Bethesda, 20814