Associate Dean for Learner Affairs
The Position: The MCG Associate Dean for Learner Affairs will be located in Augusta, Georgia and report directly to the MCG Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. This Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) leadership position will support both UME learners (>900 medical students at 4 MCG campuses) and GME learners (~540 residents and fellows in >50 GME training programs). The MCG Associate Dean for Learner Affairs position will assume primary responsibility for the advising (career, academic), learning environment (health services, disability accommodations, etc.), safety (physical, emotional), and service learning experiences (community-based, affiliation groups) of the entire MCG learner population along the UME-GME continuum (initially UME emphasis). In addition, the MCG Associate Dean for Learner Affairs position will have significant accountability for institutional compliance with the relevant UME (per LCME) and GME (per ACGME) program accreditation standards and elements.
Qualifications and Duties: MD or DO; EdD or PhD degree; Academic qualifications necessary for an MCG faculty appointment; Personal commitment to educational excellence; Enthusiasm to serve as a faculty role model as demonstrated by direct teaching and mentoring of learners, Contributing to faculty development; minimum 5 years of experience in an academic setting:
- Create, evaluate, implement, review, and improve programs, policies, and approaches to activities considered usual and customary for high quality student affairs offices at medical schools in the United States.
- Act as the institutional office responsible for the NRMP residency matching process (The Match) in the Medical College of Georgia, requiring familiarity with the regulations of the NRMP to ensure that the institution is in compliance with these regulations.
- Coordinate the Match process for MCG students. This includes meeting with each student individually to prepare curriculum vitae's, personal statements, and Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). Office of Learner Affairs is responsible for collecting and transmitting transcripts, letters of recommendations, MSPEs, etc. for each student participating in the Match. For students who do not match, the Office of Learner Affairs' oversees the secondary match ("scramble") for unmatched students.
- Organize the following major events in the Medical College of Georgia: Orientation for all MD class years, White Coat ceremony, Match Day ceremony, Cords and Awards, and Hooding ceremony.
- Counsel medical students for personal issues, professionalism matters, disciplinary matter, etc.; support the Senior Associate Dean for GME (DIO) and residency program directors (PDs) efforts to counsel residents & fellows
- Responsible for an effective advisement system (i.e., academic, career) for students enrolled in all phases of the MCG MD curriculum.
- Provide data and information for all accreditation reviews and participate in site visits representing the office of student affairs. Assure compliance with all LCME standards relevant to student affairs; support the DIO and PDs efforts to assure a learner-supportive clinical learning environment (CLE) in all venues
- Serve as a contributing member of the Office of Academic Affairs team, and as the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) representative from MCG to the AAMC.
- Support and contribute to a comprehensive MCG Diversity Plan for all MCG campuses to include goals, policies, and practices as they relate to administrators, faculty, department chairs, fellow, residents, staff, and students.
- Design innovative approaches to educating the MCG community on issues of diversity & cultural competency and equity & inclusion in medicine. Partner with the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Senior Associate Dean for GME (DIO) to infuse cultural competency into the curriculum and the CLE.
- Support for the Office of Learner Well-being in support of medical student and resident & fellow health, wellness, resilience, etc.,
- Be available to all student organizations addressing issues of diversity & cultural competency (SNMA, LMSA) and equity & inclusion
- Serve as resource to prospective students and to faculty members for learner research programs, clinical experiences, and mentoring.
- Provide visible presence of MCG at relevant community and national events to include AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion, GSA, etc..
- Other responsibilities as defined or modified by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task; strong verbal/written communication skills, ability to collect and manage data
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should apply online at Associate Dean, Learner Affairs and upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references in one PDF document.
All candidates are required to pass a background check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.
The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.
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