The School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is conducting an internal search for an Assistant Dean for Graduate Education. The deadline for applications is July 31.
The School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is conducting an internal search for an Assistant Dean for Graduate Education. The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) was established in the School of Medicine to foster excellence in graduate research and training.
The Assistant Dean will actively contribute to the mission of the OGE: “The Office of Graduate Education supports the development of future biomedical science leaders. We promote innovative recruitment and training, stimulate purposeful career development, remove barriers to success, and foster a collaborative, inclusive research community.” OGE programs and activities are accomplished by OGE Program Directors, OGE staff, and Faculty Directors. These teams implement the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP, an umbrella admissions and first year graduate program for 15 Ph.D. programs), the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (NIH-funded program to support PhD students from underrepresented groups), UNC PREP (NIH-funded post-baccalaureate program for prospective PhD students from under-represented groups), TIBBS and ImPACT (the extensive suite of career exploration and professional development resources), Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR, a summer undergraduate research internship program), science outreach (including NC DNA Day) and a collection of additional staff-led and student-led efforts such as faculty mentor training and student wellness. OGE also participates in original scholarship and research related to graduate training in biomedical sciences.
The successful candidate will work closely with the OGE Directors and interface with PhD programs and their leaders to accomplish the mission of the OGE and support best practices in graduate education in the School of Medicine to promote student success. Specifically, the Assistant Dean will chair the BBSP Executive Committee to coordinate BBSP and PhD program efforts, oversee Faculty Directors in the OGE, and coordinate initiatives in the OGE around diversity, equity, inclusion and student success. The Assistant Dean works closely with and reports to the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, who is responsible for communicating with senior leadership in the School of Medicine and other schools, finalizing the OGE budget, and supporting the short-term and long-term goals of the Assistant Dean and OGE.
Applicants for the Assistant Dean position must have a primary or joint faculty appointment in the School of Medicine, hold a Ph.D. or M.D. in a biological or biomedical discipline, have substantial research experience, and demonstrate a strong leadership record in graduate student training and mentoring – including familiarity with efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce. Prospective applicants can direct questions to the current Associate Dean for Graduate Education (DLR@unc.edu). Applicants should send a single pdf containing the following: curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch, a letter containing both a description of past engagement in graduate training and a description of efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce, and contacts for three references to:
Assistant Dean for Graduate Education Search Committee; UNC School of Medicine Office of Research; OoR_submissions@med.unc.edu
The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022.