The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs. The college was one of the first community based medical schools in the nation and conducts its clinical training for third and fourth-year students in the Late Clinical Experience throughout the state in seven communities - Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Midland, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula - fulfilling its mission of serving the people of Michigan. The Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs has responsibility for optimizing the Shared Discovery Curriculum Late Clinical Experience and works closely with the Community Assistant Dean offices in each community to ensure appropriate resource availability, comparability between communities and excellent communication to enable optimal delivery of the curriculum and other student services.
The position is 0.5 FTE and academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.
Meet regularly with LCE Director, CADs, and other community team members from all CHM campuses to ensure curriculum delivery is comparable and that designated processes and procedures are effective in maximizing experiences for faculty and students
Travel at least twice yearly to each community to meet with clerkship directors, students, and campus administration to deliver news, problem-solve, and gather information about successes and areas for development in our programs
Liaison with community partners to optimize student opportunities and experiences and to collaborate on clinical placement strategies
Lead the development and administration of new campuses and campuses in transition
Partner with community campuses to support and promote faculty recruitment and retention
Tracking the progress of remaining Legacy students, sending appropriate follow up letters
Provide leadership, expertise and stakeholder support to resolve challenges and maximize opportunities inherent to a community-based medical school through engagement with appropriate governance and operational committees including Curriculum Committee, Academic Affairs meetings, Community Assistant Dean meetings, Physicianship Committee, academic review, college events and other ad hoc meetings as required
Assist the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in the enforcement of academic regulations regarding student success, promotion, and other student performance issues
Collaborate with department chairs and CADs to resolve issues on community faculty rank and promotion
Perform fact-finding in instances of potential critical deficiencies in professionalism
Meet with students as needed for consultation for professionalism, academic, and other issues
Provide oversight to certificate directors as needed to optimize quality and discuss changes in program and/or impact of curricular changes on the program
Work with academic leadership in developing required and elective courses for the Shared Discovery Curriculum.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
The successful candidate will have a terminal degree including MD, DO, PhD or equivalent; experience working within medical education; demonstrated dedication to student success and effectiveness working with students at a variety of performance levels; collaborative approach to academic governance; and, experience working with faculty teams.
Required Application Materials
A current curriculum vitae,
A statement of interest in this position to include a description of past activities or accomplishments relevant to the position and commitment to diversity and inclusion,
The names of three references. The search committee is committed to respecting confidentiality and references will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.
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