Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University seeks an experienced leader with a strong commitment to rural healthcare, medical education, community faculty recruitment and development, collaborative partnership development, and administrative operations, including experience in navigating the changing healthcare environment and a working knowledge of undergraduate and graduate medical education requirements for the position of Associate Dean for Rural and Community Programs.
The Associate Dean for Rural and Community Programs is responsible for:
The advancement of rural and community health education and clinical training programs
Creating relationships and partnerships with community and health system stakeholders to increase placement of clinicians in rural settings
Improving the overall health of rural communities
Further the vision and mission of the College of Medicine
The administrative aspects of the division including funding and allocation oversight
Collaboration with collegiate and community partners
Identifying and acquiring clinical healthcare team members to meet medical educational needs.
The Associate Dean for Rural and Community Programs will work collaboratively with the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, will report directly to the Dean of the Quillen COM, and will partner with the Dean in communicating and implementing a rural health vision for the COM, and serve as a member of the COM leadership team.
Job Summary Responsible to the Dean of Medicine for providing leadership and maintenance of the administrative operations of the division; performing the inherent academic duties of teaching, service, and research; promoting and supporting faculty and staff recruitment and professional development efforts; overseeing, developing, and facilitating rural health clinical experiences; maintaining the integrity of academic rural and community programs in medical student and resident education for the College of Medicine within the division; and, supporting and growing scholarship and research among faculty and residents.
1.Set the goals and direction of the College of Medicine Division of Rural and Community Programs through development of a shared vision in collaboration with the Dean 2.Develop community and administrative operations of the division including building stronger partnerships with rural communities, creating a stronger integration of rural health into the medical education curriculum, a stronger presence of ETSU Quillen College of Medicine in communities, and assume course director position of the community clerkship 3.Maintain an environment that supports and encourages excellence in the academic areas of teaching, service, and scholarship/research 4.Display a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 5.Serve as an advocate and representative for the division and the College of Medicine in local, state, regional and national forums regarding rural and community health issues while supporting the mission of the institution 6.Work collaboratively with the Dean and clinical department Chairs to liaison with community and health system partners on areas of mutual interest and those efforts that further the rural mission of the College of Medicine 7.Recruit and retain faculty and staff for the rural and community division through the development and oversight of professional development activities in conjunction with the College of Medicine 8.Identify and enhance opportunities for rural clinical care and community research collaborations within the College of Medicine, ETSU, the VA and other area teaching hospitals and community partners 9.Engage faculty to identify professional development activities to meet knowledge gaps, enhance teaching endeavors, and ensure high-quality graduate and medical education through the annual evaluation process as they relate to rural and community health 10.Provide oversight of international programs and global health initiatives 11.Identify community leaders and organizations as potential partners, matching faculty students, and communities in teaching and learning, service, and research projects 12.Maintain abreast of academic and accreditation standards for resident and medical students, supporting the efforts of the Offices of Academic and Faculty Affairs and Graduate Medical Education/Designated Institutional Officer to create programs of excellence 13.Participate in the attraction and recruitment of high-quality medical students and residents including pipeline development to meet rural clinical care needs and criteria for admission to rural programs 14.Serve on college and university committees, task forces, and search committees and perform duties as assigned by the Dean 15.Participate in personal professional development activities 16.Teach in area of expertise as needed and perform other duties as assigned
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: College of Medicine Faculty
Allopathic doctorate degree required (M.D.)
A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a recognized leadership role
Must be at the rank of Associate Professor or higher
Must have a history of providing leadership in an educational or clinical setting with experience in oversight of clinical and research operations, faculty development, experience in medical student and resident education and accreditation standards
Experience in building strong community partnerships
Internal Number: 14739
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.