Associate Dean-Management

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Job no: 718118
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Human Medicine Dean 10022430
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Academic Management, 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. The College of Human Medicine was founded as an innovative educational program embracing new but now widely adopted ideas like community-based education and problem-based learning. The Shared Discovery Curriculum represents another significant innovation responsive to the needs of students and faculty in a new technological era and a new medical landscape.

Reporting to the college’s Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for UME will be responsible for content, quality, and delivery of the UME Curriculum and student curricular experience. This will entail working with the Curriculum Committee on the content, management, evaluation and implementation of the UME Program and collaboration with leadership of OMERAD, and other Associate and Assistant Deans of Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean for UME will supervise the Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs, the Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences and the Directors of the Academy, C3/JIT, Innovation and Integration, and Assessment. The Associate Dean for UME works with the Executive Director of Academic Affairs to finalize the UME budgets. This role will have responsibility for the provision of excellent clinical and non-clinical teaching, and responsibility for teaching assignments. The Associate Dean for UME will collaborate with curricular, academy and assessment leadership to understand and optimize student performance and ensure comparability of experience and equivalence of assessment across CHM’s community campus structure. Finally, the Associate Dean is responsible for oversight of on-going curriculum evaluation and improvement, faculty development at all campuses.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a terminal degree including MD, PhD or equivalent;
  • significant leadership experience in medical education including curriculum design, assessment design, program evaluation; proven abilities to effectively supervise faculty and staff;
  • demonstration of leadership and scholarship in medical education;
  • extensive teaching experience with multiple educational modalities;
  • and experience with LCME accreditation.
  • In addition, we desire a candidate with demonstrable innovation in education; fiscal management and responsibility for college level programming experience; demonstrated collaborative approach to academic governance; and experience with faculty development design and implementation. Academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

Required Application Materials

Application materials to be uploaded must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position, including previous administrative experience and accomplishments in teaching, curriculum design or research; a statement of commitment to diversity; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant).

Special Instructions

For further information, please contact: Dianne Wagner, MD, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at [email protected]

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jul 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 21, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time



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