The Academic Advisory Council is proud to foster relationship building as a key element of our mission. We realize that the access we have to the thoughts and opinions of leading advocates in the world of academic medicine only make us stronger and more adept at helping our clients succeed in their most critical initiatives.

As we strive to continue our mission of providing institution’s with the best candidates for their executive teams and the guidance they need to further healthcare education and patient outcomes, we vow to work hand-in-hand with our partners to help them realize their goals.

Merritt Hawkins: Leadership & Candidate Sourcing Partner

Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s premier physician search and consulting firm, has created an entire division for Academic Medicine Recruitment that is exclusively dedicated to assisting academic medical facilities in the staffing of faculty, core staff and key leadership roles.

For more than 25 years, they have partnered with leading U.S. academic institutions, providing expertise in locating, matching and placing the most qualified academic physicians and healthcare professionals.

Merritt Hawkins’ Academic Medicine Search Team has been engaged to guide clients through the physician search process—from strategic planning and candidate sourcing, to search completion for a wide range of positions. Over the last decade, they have applied their knowledge-based approach to the recruitment of more than 1,000 academic medicine search assignments.

Institutional Partners

Merritt Hawkins and its strategic partner the Academic Advisory Council has had the privilege to work with some of the most prestigious health systems, foundations, corporations and institutions in the industry.  These clients took us through an arduous qualifying process to earn their business, often replacing other firms that over promised and under delivered.  Examples of some of our recent Academic Advisory Council engagements include:

  • University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin
  • University of Florida
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Kentucky
  • SUNY-Upstate
  • Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital
  • Western Michigan University
  • UNLV School of Medicine
  • UCLA
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

In addition, Merritt Hawkins also maintains a dedicated Department of Academic Recruitment to assist these Academic Institutions in their leadership & faculty recruiting initiatives. Facilities MH have partnered with include, but are not limited to:

Alabama-Montgomery Thomas Jefferson University University Tennessee-Memphis
Albert Einstein Medical Center University Medical Center University of Texas, Dell Medical School
Central Michigan University University of Alabama Birmingham University of Texas, Medical Branch
Dartmouth University University of Arkansas University of Texas, San Antonio
Duke University University of California, Davis University of Texas, Tyler
Emory University University of California, Los Angeles University of Utah
Georgia Health Science Center University of California, San Francisco University of Virginia
Harvard University of Chicago University of Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins University University of Florida University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Loyola University Medical Center University of Illinois University of T Southwestern
Mercer University University of Iowa Vanderbilt University
Michigan State University University of Kentucky Virginia Commonwealth University
Ohio University University of Louisville Wayne State University
Oregon Health Science University University of Maryland West Virginia University
Penn State Hershey University of Minnesota Yale New Haven Hospital
Stanford University University of Missouri, Columbia
SUNY Upstate University of New Mexico
SUNY Upstate MED University University of Oklahoma
Temple University University of Pennsylvania
Texas Tech University University of Rochester
Our Services

Executive Coaching and Advising

To assist institutions in their planning initiatives, our Academic Advisory Council-MH is pleased to offer executive coaching services from thought leaders who are experts in the field.

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Strategic Planning and Organizational Planning

The Academic Advisory Council-MH strategic planning service provides invaluable insights by listening to the opinions and perspectives of a diverse array stakeholders, in tandem with a review of background materials.

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Executive Search

The Academic Advisory Council-MH can support, assist, and collaborate with institutional leaders and search committees to recruit executive leaders, including department chairs, institute and center directors, deans, and presidents.

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