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Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
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Dec 3, 2023

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University of Missouri, School of Medicine

Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for its Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (SADME). Based in Columbia, Missouri, this is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned medical education leader to enhance the undergraduate medical school experience. The SADME is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and ensuring adequate staff support of the MD program and LCME accreditation and compliance. Leading the Office of Medical Education, the SADME guides leaders responsible for curriculum and evaluation, student programs, regional clinical campuses, preadmissions programs, the simulation center, and LCME accreditation. Beyond administration, the SADME serves as a passionate advocate for education and education research, both within the medical school and throughout the academic health system, and is dedicated to shaping the future of medical education, promoting collaborative excellence, and ensuring a brighter future for physicians.

The University of Missouri School of Medicine was the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River. Today, the School of Medicine supports 128 medical students per class through its problem-based learning style of medical education that emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experience. The next SADME will be able to capitalize on this strong curricular foundation and lead the School of Medicine into its next chapter of educational excellence. 

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs/Dean of the School of Medicine, the next SADME will possess a strategic mindset, excel in collaboration, demonstrate innovation and growth, and exhibit exceptional communication skills. They will have a strong grasp of current trends in medical education and a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of academic medicine. The selected candidate must hold an MD/DO or PhD, be qualified for appointment as associate professor or above, and have a proven capacity to partner and collaborate with medical education leaders at both strategic and operational levels.

MU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (curriculum vitae and cover letter) should be directed in confidence to the Isaacson, Miller team, including Jay Torio, Jamie Sands, Kelly McLaughlin, Erin Schwass, and Kory Kinman via:

The University of Missouri System values the uniqueness of every individual and strives to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve excellence in learning, research, and engagement. This commitment makes Mizzou a better place to work, learn, and innovate.

Application materials should address experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s mission of teaching, research, and engagement.

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