Associate Professor Professor Associate/Assistant Dean
Medicine - General
The University of New Mexico (UNM), School of Medicine (SOM) seeks to recruit a faculty member to serve in a part-time capacity (0.8 FTE) as the Senior Associate Dean for Education, which reports to the SOM Dean and leads the SOM medical student and health professions programs and SOM educational initiatives. The remaining .20 FTE in the candidate’s department. We are seeking an Associate or Full Professor, open track. This position is available beginning October 1, 2023, and a later date can be negotiated, as needed, for the successful applicant.
Summary of Position Description:
The Senior Associate Dean will be responsible for leadership, management, and oversight of the following SOM education program offices:
SOM Office of Education
Office of Medical Student Affairs (OMSA)
Student Academic Records
SOM registrar functions, course registration (in collaboration with the HSC registrar)
Preparation of Dean’s Letters (MSPE)
Committee on Student Promotion and Evaluation (CSPE)
Visiting student programs
Office of Admissions
Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)
Curriculum support center
Assessment and Learning
Office of Program Evaluation, Education, and Research
Academic Media Services
Mentored Scholarly Project Assistance
Professional Development Program
Rural and Underserved Program (see comment below)
Office of Continuous Professional Learning
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Faculty Development in Education
Achievement in Medical Education Program (AIME)
Medical Education Scholars program
Scholarship in Education Allocation Committee (SEAC) Grants
Basic and Advanced Trauma Computer-Assisted Virtual Experience (BATCAVE) Healthcare Simulation Program
Simulation activities for SOM students (MD and Health Professions)
ACLS and BLS for students
Health Professions Programs:
Emergency Medical Services Academy
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the oversight of all medical education programs housed in the School of Medicine (SOM)
Provide guidance, support, and mentoring for leaders of all SOM education programs
Advocate for education with stakeholders and leadership at the highest levels of administration
Promote evidenced based learner-centered instruction
Lead and maintain accreditation for all programs
Collaboratively develop and implement strategic plans for education programs, in alignment with updated SOM and HSC strategic plan and goals
Works in collaboration with leaders of the BA/MD program
Works in collaboration with leaders of the MD/PhD program
Oversight and Support of CQI and self-study process for MD program LCME accreditation, in collaboration with CQI Director, UME Assoc, and Asst
Deans, Student Affairs Assoc and Asst Deans, Office of Admissions Assoc and Asst Deans, Director of Learning Environment Office, Chief Wellness Officer, and SOM Office for Diversity.
Oversight and Support Assistant Dean, Office of Education and Health Profession programs with accreditation for Health Professions programs
Support an education leadership team including associate and assistant
deans, directors, Health Professions program directors, and senior administrative staff
Develop, implement, and evaluate performance goals and outcome measures for associate and assistant deans and program directors/leaders in education
Ensure strong integration of community-based programs through the preceptorship office, Office of Community Faculty, Rural, and Urban Underserved Program, BA/MD, and community-based site preceptors for both Health Professions students and MD students
Authority and responsibility for financial and administrative operations in Office of Education, including discretionary spending focused toward highest priority needs. Ensure that requests are prioritized and included at time of yearly budget development.
Work with EDO and the Chief Wellness Officer to promote the inclusion of DEI/anti-racism and well-being across the SOM
Meet with department Chairs (at least yearly) and Vice Chairs for Education regularly (quarterly as a group and individually as needed) to update on curriculum and faculty development opportunities, share data on departmental participation, ensure adequate contribution, ensure engagement in faculty educational development, enhance educational scholarship.
Continuing focus on student progress in the MD curriculum
Ensure UME and Health Profession's involvement in LEO (Learning Environment Office). Work collaboratively with LEO staff in addressing learning environment issues.
Advocate with health system leadership for learners in clinical settings at Health System entities.
Work collaboratively with the Office of Professional Wellbeing
Flexibility in adapting to new educational strategies
Minimum Education and Experience:
MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree
The candidate must have demonstrated expertise appropriate for appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor in the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
5 years of leadership experience in medical education (either preclinical or clinical)
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in program development and innovation
Leadership and management skills, ability to create a shared vision
Experience working with a diverse group of professionals and students
Successful advocacy for resources
Exceptional communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to foster collaboration and teamwork. Interpersonal skills as evidenced by student, resident, or faculty advisement and mentoring
Previous service on a SOM education committee
Engagement with regional and national educational leaders and experts (e.g. LCME, AAMC involvement, discipline, or specialty-based education programs)
Successful collaborations with other departments and programs
Participation in the LCME or other accreditation processes
Experience or interest in educational scholarship
Demonstrated understanding of New Mexico values, strengths, and healthcare needs/opportunities
Knowledge of new educational platforms, technologies, and best practices
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion of student, faculty, and staff success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
The UNM Health Sciences Center is located in the high desert community of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is also part of the State’s flagship institution for higher education. Exposure to a wide variety of educational opportunities, outdoor activities, and diverse experiences makes Albuquerque a special place to call home. Abundant recreational opportunities exist within our diverse and culturally rich city. Albuquerque enjoys a temperate climate with 310 days of sunshine as well as four distinct seasons.
How to Apply: For best consideration, applications must be received by September 8, 2023 however, the position will remain open until filled. A complete application consists of:
A current curriculum vitae
A comprehensive letter of interest that addresses how the candidates’ strengths and experience match the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position
Names and contact information for five references.
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