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SOMA - Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs

A.T. Still University

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SOMA - Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Job Category: Academic Affairs
Requisition Number: SOMAA002631
Full Time
Mesa, AZ 85206, USAMesa, AZ 85206, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is seeking a full-time, exempt Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs on the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position reports to the Dean of SOMA.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with ATSU-SOMA deans to continually provide students optimal support and experiences as well as update student academic policies and procedures.
  • Oversee all student academic progress issues (attendance, academic integrity, promotion, board examination preparation/remediation, off-cycle/delayed students, leave of absence requests) for years 1-4.
  • Oversee student behavioral/professionalism issues.
  • Work with Mesa-campus faculty and regional faculty on residency match and career advising to students.
  • Oversee Director of Student Achievement and Student Achievement Success Coordinators, and the Student Performance Committee.
  • Oversee faculty and peer-to-peer advising program.
  • Oversee annual process for student assignment to community partner sites.
  • Oversees monitoring and tracking of leave of absence and daily absence requests.
  • Lead and oversee the academic advising process for students' years 1-4.
  • Review measures, assessments, and outcomes as related to student success.
  • Oversee student national board exam processes, ERAS Application, and NRMP match process.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to students with regard to residency specialty selection; provide resources to assist with professional development and residency preparation/assessing student competitiveness for residency, and oversight of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) process and residency matches/Supplement Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).
  • Work with ATSU Student Affairs to ensure adequate student support.
  • Collaborate with ATSU Alumni Services to provide alumni mentoring to students.
  • Attending relevant ATSU-SOMA and national meetings to ensure optimal student support.
  • Oversee and monitor student board exam timelines, preparation, scores, Directed Studies, and remediation processes.
  • Collaborate with Assistant, Associate Deans, and Course Directors for development and coordination of Orientation for years 1-4.
  • Act as SOMA Accommodations Liaison to ATSU Accommodation Services and oversee ADA accommodations for NBOME COMAT exams.
  • Oversee Student Achievement Team TaylorMade program.
  • Oversee process for student registration for NBOME for COMLEX, and COMSAE examinations.

Education & Experience:
  • DO/MD preferred; PhD/EdD considered.
  • Two to three years' experience in healthcare education and administration.
  • Experience in academic areas of medical education, student advisement, and student promotion.
  • Knowledge of COMLEX and USMLE licensure exams.
  • Knowledge of the medical education process, medical specialties, ATSU-SOMA's curriculum, and the changing landscape of GME.
  • Knowledge of: Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), Military Match, Supplement Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
  • Knowledge of: Medical education- ability to assist with student learning strategies, struggling students, optimizing individual student success.
    -Medical licensure examination and academic resources for medical students.
    -Medical specialties and the ability to assess student competitiveness for various medical specialty residency programs.
    -Medical education (e.g., requirements, curriculum, student expectations, professionalism guidance).
    -Professional development for medical students.
    -Specialty and residency planning.

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:












Doctorate or better in Medical Doctorate, MD.

Doctorate or better in Osteopathic Medicine, DO.

PHD or better.



2-3 years: Healthcare Education and Administration

Licenses & Certifications

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A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

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