The Associate Dean for Student Affairs has oversight over career advising, academic advising, personal counseling, student wellness, student progress, health and safety, financial aid, registration, and academic events. Applications are due by Monday, July 11.
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the medical doctorate (MD) program. This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, School of Medicine (SOM).
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs has oversight over career advising, academic advising, personal counseling, student wellness, student progress, health and safety, financial aid, registration, and academic events. The Associate Dean will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the Director for Student Affairs to provide optimal support, services, and resources for medical students across all phases of the medical school curriculum. This individual will also work collaboratively with the entire Office of Medical Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, educational leaders and teams at the regional campuses, and UNC SOM Dean’s office leadership.
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs will be responsible for the development and organization of an office that fosters a safe and supportive learning environment for all students in the MD program.
The Associate Dean will have oversight over the following areas:
- Policies / LCME accreditation
- Career advising / advisory colleges / residency match
- Academic advising and assistance / Office of Academic Excellence (OAE)
- Personal counseling and access to behavioral health services
- Student progress and promotions / Student Progress Committee (SPC)
- Learning environment / Director of the Learning Environment
- Academic events (e.g., orientation, Match Day, commencement)
- Financial aid
- Health and safety including student access to health care services
- Registrar services and student records / visiting students
- MD, DO, PhD with leadership experience in medical school student affairs
- Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience
- Effective communication and organizational skills
- Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act deliberately in sensitive situations ; strong conflict management skills
- Demonstrated commitment to advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work with and support a diverse student body
- Demonstrated ability to lead and to develop professional staff teams
Consideration of internal candidates will begin immediately. We invite all interested candidates to submit application materials to Courtney Sola (Courtney.Sola@unchealth.unc.edu) by Monday, July 11, 2022. A committee chaired by Jane Brice, MD will review and interview the candidates. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are encouraged to apply.
Application materials to submit:
- 1 page cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement from the candidate’s Department chair that they are aware of the applicant’s interest in this position and that will agree to their time and effort for this role if selected. The applicant must be able to commit 70-80% FTE to this position.
Jane Brice, MD, MPH – Chair, Search Committee; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
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Meredith Bazemore, MPA – Director, Office of Rural Initiatives
Celeste Colcord, MBA – Director, Curricular and Student Affairs, Charlotte campus
Emily Moorefield, PhD – Cell Biology and Physiology
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