Statewide Campus Regional Assistant Dean, East Central Region
Statewide Campus Regional Assistant Dean
East Central Region – Bridgeport, Elkins, Buckhannon, Morgantown
Summary: The Regional Assistant Dean will monitor the progress and performance of students based within his/her Statewide Campus (SWC) region during years three and four of the curriculum. The osteopathic physician in this position serves as the chief academic, administrative, financial and public relations liaison for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) at a specific SWC region.
Specific Job Functions:
SWC Regional Assistant Dean is expected to perform the following tasks in his/her region:
- Represent WVSOM within the region, advocate for WVSOM and WVSOM’s curriculum, and represent the school’s position on various issues. Serve as the liaison between WVSOM and clinical faculty, clinical departments, hospital and clinic administration.
- Develop strong hospital and ambulatory rotations, including training sites for required rotations (such as internal medicine), and electives. Primary approval of all student schedules following WVSOM curriculum, policies and procedures. Develop strong clinical teaching sites for years 3 and 4 students and collaborate with WVSOM’s Office of Postgraduate Education to develop strong clinical teaching sites for interns and residents.
- Develop and direct various didactic programs including clinical case conferences, journal club, small group discussions, and professional development seminars and lectures.
- Assist and advise students as needed regarding matters such as academic performance, professionalism, personal issues, career plans, etc. Be a mentor for students. Maintains and processes records documenting these interactions.
- Monitor clinical faculty teaching skills. Recruit new clinical faculty and clinical training locations. Educate clinical faculty about WVSOM and the SWC program and its mission, goals, objectives, and policies and procedures. Review evaluations of faculty and programs, and (in collaboration with the SWC Regional Director) develop and implement an appropriate plan of action in response to any deficiencies.
- Assist the WVSOM Director of Faculty Development in arranging faculty development programs in the SWC region and provide teaching faculty with information on clinical education teaching.
- Supervises the SWC Regional Director who also supervises the SWC Administrative Assistant in the specific region.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the State’s policies, institutional guidelines, and applicable laws. Ensures that all employees are motivated and guided to contribute fully to the realization of WVSOM’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
- Develop and oversee budgetary function for the region.
- Attend to other related duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education or the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of WVSOM.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must be an Osteopathic Physician with a valid medical license for West Virginia or the ability to successfully obtain. The candidate will also have administrative or demonstrated leadership experience for this full-time position. A valid driver’s license is required for weekly regional travel.
Position: This is a full-time non-classified position with full state benefits and is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Weekly travel and some overnight travel is required.
This position has been designated as essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.
Compensation: WVSOM offers an excellent benefit package. Salary range commensurate with education and experience.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://www.wvsom.edu/employment.
Applications are considered confidential. The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt.
WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. We are located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.