Opportunity Details

School of Medicine

Office of Education


Assistant Professor

Medical Director, Student Health Service

The Medical Director serves as a senior leader for Student Health Service to support the University’s strong commitment to the Health and Wellness of its student community. Provides vision and strategic leadership and will envision and enact a model of service delivery and professional training to promote optimal psychological, emotional, and physical health and wellness for the School of Medicine student community. The range of services will include prevention, intervention, psychoeducation, crisis management, and health promotion for students, consultation to faculty, staff, and organizations within the campus community, assessing and analyzing clinical signs and symptoms and diagnosing actual/potential health problems. Serves as the director for counseling and health services. Supervises staff with a focus on fostering and supporting an integrated team approach to student wellness.

Provide visionary and strategic leadership for a holistic multidisciplinary approach to student wellness, including administrative leadership for Counseling Center and Health Services. Provide overall direction for an integrated health and wellness center that includes counseling, health services, health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and education.

Build a cohesive team and facilitate collaborations with Student Success/ Affairs Teams, Curriculum and Academic Affairs, Disability Resources, central administration of programs, and the School of Medicine and across the University to accomplish departmental and office goals and priorities to promote student health and wellness. Deliver care as follows:

Perform comprehensive, holistic physical examinations of clients to identify actual or potential health problems. 

  • Provide culturally responsive, gender-respectful, and confidential care to patient population
  • Assess and analyze clinical signs and symptoms, diagnose actual/potential health problems, and structure a care plan to promote optimal health with a focus on prevention, education, and health promotion
  • Consult with other health care professionals as needed.
  • Maintain complete and accurate clinical records and reports.
  • Independently prescribe and/or administer appropriate medication, corrective measures, and medical therapeutics within legal scope of practice.
  • Provide referrals to consulting specialists and conduct follow-ups as necessary.
  • Initiate emergency treatment of acute medical problems. Coordinate the centers’ emergency and crisis response procedures. Respond to crises involving students during the business day, evenings, and weekends as necessary.
  • Ensure effective and confidential use of the electronic records systems necessary for treatment, research, accountability, and planning.

Direct and oversee the overall operations of the counseling and health services center, including personnel recruitment, training, development, supervision, and evaluation, alongside overseeing budgeting and administrative tasks as necessary.  Develop standards, protocols, and administer policies and protocols that govern medical and mental health care that mitigates risk to students, staff, and the institution; keeping with current best-practices for college and university health and counseling centers. Evaluates health-related needs of the student community and responds to these needs. Establishes task priorities for Health Services and Counseling Center, evaluating the effectiveness of day-to-day operations and the ongoing provision of quality services.

Coordinate consultation, education, and outreach services to faculty, staff, and students on developmental, mental health and wellness, and harm-reduction issues. Establish and maintain close collaborations with campus partners, and liaise with off-campus medical and mental health providers.

Required qualifications, licensure and certifications include a Medical Degree; Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in Missouri to be verified by the Missouri Medical Board.

Preferred qualifications and Critical Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of and direct experience in a college or university setting.
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records and commitment to/respect for the relevant student privacy obligations.
  • Experience in Women’s Health.
  • Prior leadership or management experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills within a diverse environment.
  • Strong fiscal management/budgeting skills.
  • Well-developed skills of team management, coalition building, and operation in interdisciplinary environments.
  • Knowledge of integrated care and ability to lead effectively within an integrated model.
  • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, including the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills.

Cole Schulte



No end date

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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