Associate Dean for Global Health

Sint Maarten,
May 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in Sint Maarten (SXM), Dutch Antilles invites applications and nominations for the new position of Associate Dean for Global Health. Innovative program development is needed to accelerate AUC's international student growth and remain competitive in attracting students. The medical school's initial focus will be around Global Health. The Assistant Dean for Global Health will serve as the Director of a new 5-year international program and is expected to provide supervisory oversight and direction to the global health faculty and support staff. This person in this role will also be tasked with developing a certificate of public health for AUC students with a focus on global health.

The Assistant Dean for Global Health is expected to be knowledgeable in current pre-medical and medical education philosophy and strategy. The Assistant Dean for Global Health will work closely with program faculty to: (1) Develop teaching approaches to improve student preparation for the rigors of medical school; (2) Identify innovative methodologies for assessing student performance; (3) Review and revise goals and objectives for each individual course and overall program goals and objectives; and, (4) Assess program outcomes and implement strategies for improvement. Will be administratively responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the program and for instituting effective reporting measures, while promoting faculty development and growth. This position will work closely with medical school colleagues in Sint Maarten, and with various committees and administrative units throughout the institution, to establish and enhance current and longitudinally relevant linkages for productive coordination of projects of mutual value and interest. This individual is expected to contribute as a faculty member in this new program.

This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs (who is a member of the University's Executive Leadership Council) and serves as a senior academic official on the SXM Campus responsible for the quality of instruction and academic performance in the AUC's five-year international program. As an academic campus administrator, the leader in this position is involved in planning, budgeting, and implementing the University's mission and goals through the TEACH values (Teamwork, Energy, Accountability, Community, and Heart).

AUC is seeking candidates who are dynamic individuals with strong leadership skills and a record of demonstrated achievement. The successful candidate should have a record of progressively increasing supervisory experience. The position requires excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills to successfully engage with students, staff, faculty, parents, and the local community. The successful candidate will possess the ability to effectively deal with student issues and to work formally and informally with faculty and students as an administrative professional and leader. AUC is seeking leaders with an interest in and commitment to the values of cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion, community involvement, internationalization, and collaboration with other high performing peers in the academe.

  • Oversee the overall operation of affairs related to AUC's 5-year international program in global health.
  • Work collaboratively with all Sint Maarten campus programs and other institutional programs.
  • Establish program goals that are aligned and consistent with institutional goals.
  • Develop, implement and refine the curriculum to reflect changes or innovations in medical education.
  • Define and promulgate goals and objectives for the overall program and for individual courses within the program, including processes for outcome measurement.
  • Develop and implement well-defined descriptions of responsibilities, including on-site requirements, for all faculty and staff.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire faculty and other personnel for the program to reflect Program needs.
  • Mentor and provide support for faculty members for growth and professional development within the department.
  • Recommend merit raises for faculty and other personnel based on performance evaluation.
  • Supervise the implementation of policies and procedures for educational and administrative affairs and maintain currency of procedures and programs.
  • Participate and contribute in strategic planning meetings, to include time exchange of information.
  • Make recommendations regarding appropriate faculty appointments to committees as needed or by request.
  • Foster faculty participation in curriculum development and in cross-program teaching activities.
  • Participate in preparing annual budget for the global health program and monitor expenditures.
  • Identify, acquire and incorporate appropriate information technology online resources, media, simulation, laboratory and other resources as part of an innovative and dynamic curriculum.
  • Promote academic scholarship in self and faculty within the program.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

  • The minimum requirements for the Associate Dean for Global Health are ten years of broad and historically expanding relevant experiences, along with a terminal degree in a relevant field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in international health education settings, e.g., colleges of medicine, dentistry, or nursing, especially those who have worked directly to teach and mentor medical students.

    • An M.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution of higher education; a strong record of scholarly achievement and progressive teaching/leadership; undergraduate medical education experience in a U.S. medical school.
    • The candidate should qualify for the level of Associate Professor, and will be eligible to hold an academic appoint and rank at AUC School of Medicine.
    • A record of outstanding achievement as a scholar and evidence of teaching success and senior-level academic administrative experience.
    • Ability to effectively communicate issues vital to the institution, verbally and in writing, both within the institution and to outside constituencies.
    • Well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player with the ability to think strategically, build consensus, and engage the faculty, staff, and administration in collegial and constructive decision making.
    • A record of leading successful curricular and programmatic changes.
    • Desire and ability to advance the university in curricular and other academic initiatives.
    • A demonstrated ability to utilize and incorporate technological innovation and other curricular innovations to advance and support active learning and team-based learning principles.

    The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Screening of candidates will begin May 22, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must provide a complete resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter expressing interest, and a list of three (3) professional references with names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

    For additional information about the position or to offer nominations, please contact Barbara Roberge, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at For more information about the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, please visit

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