Asst Dean, OCBME

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Community-Based Medical Education

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Community-Based Medical Education will lead a variety of activities and programs designed to support, strengthen and celebrate the work of the 3,000 clinical (volunteer) faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Assistant Dean will develop and oversee a series of coordinated programs to: 1) enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer clinical faculty members; 2) strengthen preceptor development, through conferences, workshops, on-line teaching modules and other mechanisms; 3) communicate effectively with volunteer faculty members, through written and electronic channels, as well as through periodic visits to sites of practice across Colorado; 4) streamline the processes for appointments and promotions; and 5) ensure that volunteer faculty members receive the school-wide and public recognition that they deserve. The Assistant Dean will work with, and receive guidance from, the Senior Associate Dean for Education. In addition, the Assistant Dean will collaborate closely with the Assistant and Associate Deans for Rural Health and the Colorado Springs Branch and the Directors of the Academy of Medical Educators, Foundations of Doctoring Program and the Office of Evaluation. The Assistant Dean will also work closely with other curriculum and branch campus leaders, department chairs and administrators, volunteer preceptors, rural and urban community leaders, alumni, state and county medical society representatives and other internal and external stakeholders in order to accomplish these goals. The Assistant Dean will serve as Director of the Office of Community-Based Medical Education.

Examples of Work Performed:

The Assistant Dean for Community-Based Medical Education in this 0.3 FTE position will:

  • Support the clinical departments of the SOM (where volunteer faculty appointments are based), in order to enhance administrative efficiency, streamline appointments and promotions, strengthen communication with community-based preceptors and share best practices.
  • Work with urban and rural community representatives, leaders of the Colorado Medical Society and component societies and others in a consistent marketing and outreach effort aimed at recruitment of new clinicians to the clinical faculty.
  • Collaborate with medical education leaders in the MD, PT and PA programs to develop and promote new teaching opportunities for volunteer faculty members across the undergraduate and graduate medical curricula.
  • Collaborate with Academy of Medical Educators leaders to create preceptor development workshops and online modules for clinical faculty members, focusing on such topics as providing feedback, assessment and evaluation of learners and time-efficient bedside precepting.
  • Communicate regularly with clinical faculty preceptors by means of emails, newsletters and periodic visits to sites of practice in Colorado.
  • Support the Colorado Springs Branch and other branch campuses and sites of practice, where clinical faculty members are engaged in student or resident education.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Rural Health and AHEC leaders, in order to facilitate faculty engagement and promote preceptor development.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Clinical Outreach and other CU Medicine, UCHealth and CHCO leaders to strengthen communication with community-based physicians and assist clinical faculty members who wish to refer their patients for specialty care.
  • Develop a comprehensive resource guide for clinical faculty members that provides information about key contacts, library access and other benefits, and teaching opportunities and responsibilities.
  • Maintain and strengthen the existing benefits "packages" (for example, library access, continuing education credits and maintenance of certification) for clinical faculty members.
  • Work with community partners, foundations and others to identify grants, gifts and other funds to support community-based medical education and preceptor development.
  • Work with the department chairs and administrators, volunteer faculty-members, alumni and others to identify best practices and develop measurable goals and objectives in recruiting and supporting the volunteer faculty.
  • Supervise the full-time Manager of the Office of Community-Based Medical Education, which is located administratively in the Dean's Office (Office of Faculty Affairs);
  • Support the faculty development, outreach and other programs and activities of the Office of Faculty Affairs;
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and the Senior Associate Dean for Education.


Experience and Skills Required:

The Assistant Dean for Community-Based Medical Education must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and a School of Medicine faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher. The Assistant Dean must have a record of significant accomplishments as a clinician and teacher.

The Assistant Dean for Community-Based Medical Education must be able to work effectively with SOM and departmental leadership, faculty, residents and students. The Assistant Dean must understand the content and structure of the undergraduate and graduate curricula at the School of Medicine and the important role that diversity, humanism and professionalism play in enhancing the teaching, learning and patient care environment. The Assistant Dean must have exemplary communication, organization and leadership skills in order to represent the School of Medicine in discussions with volunteer faculty members, curriculum and community leaders and other stakeholders.

Ideally, the Assistant Dean will have experience in preceptor development and working with community-based physicians and an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist in creating effective learning environments in office settings. Some travel is required, as it is expected that the Assistant Dean will periodically visit urban and rural sites of practice and meet with current or potential preceptors.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications, including a CV and a letter of interest that provides a summary of qualifications, a vision statement and a list of program priorities should be submitted to Susannah McGuire ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 9, 2018. Questions should be directed to Susannah McGuire at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WITH A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FACULTY APPOINTMENT AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR LEVEL OR HIGHER. Please submit your application material (via email) to [email protected]).When applying, applicants must include: a current Resume/CV and a letter of interest. The letter of interest should include a summary of qualifications for this position, a vision statement and a list of program priorities.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20029 - SOM - Dean-School of Medicine

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Oct 19, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Susannah McGuire

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00653901





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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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