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Physician - Associate Dean - Full Time Academic - SLUCare Physician Group

SSM Health
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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The Associate Dean of Health Systems Science will be a senior faculty member with an exemplary reputation as an academic leader in medical education and medical education administration. This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education and be a member of the medical school leadership team. The Associate Dean will play a pivotal role in aligning academic and operational processes within the School of Medicine and have a primary responsibility for development, maintenance and evaluation of the health sciences curriculum. The Associate Dean will also provide leadership in educational innovation and promote medical education scholarship.

It is expected that the selected candidate will advance appropriately through the faculty ranks by his/her scholarly activities, teaching, university, and public service.

The time requirements for this position are estimated at 0.6 FTE.

Minimum qualifications include the completion of a PhD, MD or DO degree. If an MD/DO, the individual should have board certification in an appropriate medical specialty, and good standing with state and local licensing and credentialing boards. All candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of experience in medical education. Rank of Associate Professor and Professor preferred (tenure or non-tenure track).

Additional qualifications include:
  • The ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to compose, proofread and edit various communications and prepare and give a presentation to students and faculty.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organization, public speaking, analytical and computer skills
  • Ability to maintain the strictest standards regarding confidentiality of all student information.
  • Excellent time management skills.Detail-oriented, with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently in a timely manner.

Job Duties

1. Serve as a senior advisor to the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and as a member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLU SOM) leadership team.

2. Collaborate with key faculty leaders, curriculum committees and curriculum stakeholders to ensure that programs, resources, and services are prioritized and tailored appropriately to meet the needs of both learners and SLU SOM educational mission.

3. Assume oversight of the health systems science curriculum of the medical school, in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean for UME.

4. Serve as chair of the health systems science subcommittee that reports directly to the curriculum committee.

5. Attend committee meetings related to the health systems science curriculum

6. Act, on behalf of Senior Associate Dean of UME, at appropriate curriculum committee and other educational meetings.

7. Explore and implement high-impact, evidence-based curricular changes, interfacing with course directors and other faculty to restructure portions of the current health systems science curriculum as necessary, and respond to concerns or suggestions from students and faculty.

8. Work with institutional offices to review trends in curriculum evaluation and highlight opportunities to improve performance and implement related change to the health systems science curriculum.

9. Ensure the health systems science curriculum meets all applicable accreditation standards, and aid in the drafting of summary reports on curriculum and medical education.

10. Partner with faculty to assist with revisions/updates to current health systems science courses and the development of new courses.

11. Develop innovative approaches to teaching.

12. Schedule curriculum to maximize efficiency and longitudinal growth in knowledge and skills

13. Aid in the recruitment of faculty or other professionals to participate as lecturers, small group leaders, and course directors.

14. Assist in planning and implementing the Medical Education Curriculum Retreat.

15. Establish effective and collaborative working relationships with SLU SOM faculty and course directors.

17. Collaborate with other members of the offices of curricular and student affairs to provide continuity in programming and student support.

18. Collaborate with students and student leaders on curricular matters.

19. Design course remediation in conjunction with course directors and Office of Student Affairs.

20. Develop and implement policies and procedures that are aligned with accreditation standards, guidelines and educational outcomes in collaboration with Assistant Deans/Associate Deans and faculty.

21. Use appropriate technology in all functions.

22. Other duties as assigned by Senior Associate Dean of UME or Dean of SLU SOM.

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