Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

Lewisburg, West Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience
Sep 26, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean for Pre Doctoral Clinical Education         

Job Summary:               

In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education, is administratively responsible for Year III and Year IV of the curriculum as well as those components of clinical education that occur in Year I and II of the curriculum. Oversees and directs the academic, administrative, financial and public relations functions for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) Statewide Campus (SWC) program including the supervision of the Regional Assistant Deans.  Serves as the administrative supervisor for the Clinical Science Chair.

Specific Job Functions:

  • Under the leadership of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and in cooperation with the other Deans, is responsible for the entire Year III and Year IV clinical education program as well as those components of clinical education that occur in Year I and Year II.
  • Supervises the Clinical Sciences Department Chair, Regional Assistant Deans, Statewide Campus Managing Director, Director of Rural Health Initiative, and other staff in the Pre Doctoral Clinical Education area as assigned. 
  • Ensures the development and implementation of the clinical curriculum.
  • Spends time reviewing current literature in order to recommend implementation of new and innovative curricular programs to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, in order to assure that WVSOM maintains a “cutting edge” educational program.
  • Oversees the evaluation and assessment process.
  • Works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean and the other Associate and Assistant Deans to direct the WVSOM Statewide campus program.
  • Recruits and supervises SWC Assistant Regional Deans ensuring the consistent application of WVSOM policies and procedures throughout Year III and Year IV programs.  Ensures that SWC Assistant Regional Deans are monitoring the progress and performance of students based within his/her Statewide Campus (SWC) region during years three and four of the curriculum.
  • Helps lead the faculty in the design and definition of the clinical curriculum and in the development of educational policy consistent with the mission of the School.
  • Works with the Regional Assistant Deans to identify, evaluate, counsel, and advise adjunct faculty who teach in the clinical education curriculum.
  • Responsible for clinical education student guidance, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Along with the Assistant Deans, reviews site visit reports and logs submitted by students for their rotations. In cooperation with others, is responsible for communication with faculty and students.
  • Works with the other Associate and Assistant Deans to evaluate, counsel, and advise faculty in meeting their responsibilities.
  • Prepares and administers the budget for the entire clinical education area.
  • Approves purchases of supplies and equipment and maintains purchase records.
  • Develops and initiates in-service and leadership training.
  • Recommends prospective adjunct clinical faculty to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.
  • Oversees the CIMCC and approves all international rotations.
  • Will visit all clinical sites regularly and as appropriate.
  • Responsible for originating and obtaining affiliation agreements and all other required documents from teaching sites.
  • Acts as the repository for all clinical affiliation agreements.
  • Serves on the Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (MSOPTI) Graduate Medical Education Committee. 
  • Oversees and directs the Objective Structural Clinical Exam (OSCE) program for clinical education. 
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the WVSOM Student Promotions Committee and Curriculum Committee.
  • Is an active member of the President’s Forum and the Dean’s Advisory Council.
  • Responsible for knowledge of all AOA and AACOM requirements for accreditation.
  • Assures that the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) program is being fully implemented as per Higher Education Policy Commission requirements.
  • Teaches and facilitates as requested by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively lead faculty and staff in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the institution.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the State’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring recommendations, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Earned Degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.   Candidate must be board certified.
  • Licensed or eligible for a current license to practice osteopathic medicine in the State of West Virginia.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in academic administration and medical education at the level of Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Chair, Director of Medical Education, and/or Residency Program Director is required.
  • The candidate should have a working knowledge of affiliation agreements.
  • The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills with experience with budgets, effective management, and a background in health policy.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A combination of recent and related experience and education may be considered.


This position will be a full-time, non-classified administrative position with a possibility of a tenure track faculty appointment with full state benefits based on the final candidate’s qualifications.  The position is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime.  Faculty rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.  This position will receive moving expenses.  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. Travel including 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.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at   Applications are considered confidential. The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

WVSOM Community

WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. We are located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget  Travel 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.