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Associate Dean, Preclinical Education
Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Associate Dean of Preclinical Education is an administrative position and shall be responsible to provide overall leadership and administrative oversight of the osteopathic educational programs that occur external to the clinical learning environment. Whereas the individual in this role will have an emphasis on Year 1 and Year 2 of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum, they have a responsibility to ensure that curricular principles are embedded through Years 1 through 4 of DO training and are consistent with requirements set forth by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

1. Under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, and in coordination with the Campus Deans, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and the Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation, is responsible to provide administrative leadership to innovate, develop, and ensure an integrated curriculum across three campuses and in compliance with accreditation standards. Provides leadership for faculty in the design, definition, and ongoing revision of the curriculum and in the development of educational policy consistent with the mission of the College.
a. Collaborate with Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation to identify improvements for curricular components or additions as identified by assessment reviews.
b. In partnership with the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, develop, implement, and evaluate a structured, integrated, longitudinal curriculum for implementation in clinical education, including a continuation of clinical skills training and required coursework support.

2. Oversee and manage preclinical education staff responsible for curriculum operations related to both student and faculty support. This includes the learning resource center and staff supporting day-to-day operations.

3. Participate in the selection and evaluation of faculty curricular leadership roles; oversee the development of course syllabi for the curriculum; in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, review evaluations of teaching performance of the faculty participating in the preclinical education program; collaborate with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs to identify requisite faculty development.

4. Oversee academic progress and milestones of individual students; collaborate with the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, and the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, for the responsibility for student guidance, counseling, and discipline and overall assessment of student progress and performance; collaborate with others to provide effective, timely student remediation as needed.

5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships; maintain cooperative and collegial relationships with others to ensure a workplace founded on dignity and respect; champion positive inter-professional relationships with college, university and healthcare partners; support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships amongst students, staff, and faculty.

6. Remain current and knowledgeable in instructional design and methods; conduct scholarly work related to medical education and/or other areas of research in basic sciences, social, or behavioral sciences; maintain full working knowledge of the curriculum management software tools and varied use within medical education.

There is potential for a faculty appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

DO, MD or PhD

Minimum of six (6) years of teaching, with administrative, supervisory, and/or program development experience in a medical school or a teaching hospital

Leadership experience in undergraduate medical education (UME) or graduate medical education (GME) programs

Evidence of increased leadership and management responsibilities over human and fiscal resources

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with programmatic (COCA) and institutional Higher Learning Commission accreditation requirements

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