The assistant dean for clinical curriculum provides leadership for the clinical curriculum across all phases of the medical doctorate program. This individual will also work collaboratively with the entire Offices of Medical Student Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, educational leaders, and team members at regional campuses. Applications are due by Sept. 29.
Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine (SOM) seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to serve as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum in the Offices of Medical Student Education. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs.
The Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum provides leadership for the clinical curriculum across all phases of the Medical Doctorate program. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Preclinical Curriculum, and the Senior Director for Curricular Affairs to provide a comprehensive, innovative education for medical students from matriculation to graduation. This individual will also work collaboratively with the entire Offices of Medical Student Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, educational leaders, and team members at regional campuses.
- Oversee all clinical educational activities in the Offices of Medical Student Education across the four-year medical curriculum including preparation for graduate medical education
- Ensure that the clinical curriculum and program evaluation is aligned with LCME accreditation standards as well as preparation of accreditation documents with attention to those standards that are specific to clinical areas
- Lead efforts in continuous quality improvement in the medical student clinical curriculum, including curriculum innovation, competency-based assessments, course evaluations and revisions, faculty development and evaluations, and participation and implementation of initiatives developed from the Medical Doctorate Education Committee.
- Partner with Clinical Phase leaders and Application and Individualization phase students to provide strategic direction, hear and address curricular concerns, and respond to acute issues
- Work collaboratively with staff and leadership in the Office of Medical Student Education
- Work collaboratively with leadership and educators across all regional campuses; continue to enhance relationships with Central Campus sites and regional campuses and build relationships with potential clinical partners for access to clerkship training
- Ensure opportunities for preceptor and educator development across all clinical sites and campuses
- Engage nationally to be up to date on innovations in curricula and educational pedagogy and enhance UNC’s national reputation through scholarly presentations and publications.
- A medical degree, MD/PhD or PhD
- The chosen candidate must have the credentials to qualify for appointment on the faculty of one of the departments of the School of Medicine.
- Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in leadership with a focus on curriculum development and working with medical students
- Demonstrated commitment to advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work with and support a diverse student body
- Effective communication and organizational skills
- Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act deliberately in sensitive situations and strong conflict management skills
- Commitment to evidence-based pedagogy and expertise in curriculum assessment and implementation
- 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 September 29, 2022. A committee chaired by Lisa Rahangdale, 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 40% FTE to this position.
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