The position of Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences serves as the immediate administrative supervisor of the Division of Clinical Sciences. The Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences will provide leadership to each Division relative to faculty participation in teaching, service and scholarly pursuits. It is the goal for each Division to strive for excellence in all academic programs and to maintain an environment in which faculty and staff can grow professionally.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates development and delivery of a curriculum containing sound principles of Clinical Sciences;
Supervises and collaborates with the Departmental Chairs and the Curriculum Committee to assure that proper course content and integration of medically relevant materials are presented in classes within the medical curriculum;
Provide oversight of the content of materials presented in graduate program curricula that may evolve in the college;
Provides leadership in assessment methodologies used to evaluate student performance in courses, course evaluation, and faculty performance;
Ensures continued course improvement and faculty development for basic science and clinical faculty ; and
Collaborates with senior faculty members within each Division or Department to mentor junior faculty to assure appropriate and timely growth and development of academic skills.
Research and Scholarship: assuring a comprehensive learning environment
Creates an environment conducive to faculty career development including access to materials and training required for an excellent learning environment for students, staff and faculty;
Assures the development of faculty teaching skills as well as strives to provide an environment and resources that promotes all forms of individual growth and scholarship;
Develops resources and facilities that promote faculty success through the acquisition of intramural and extramural resources by working with the Business Office and Development Office to create and implement operating procedures that are conducive to institutional and faculty success; and
Collaborates with the appropriate members of the faculty and administration to assure that policies and procedures are developed that comply with local, state and federal rules, guidelines or laws to assure a compliant and safe working environment.
Service and Community Awareness
Promotes the college and its programs through participation in committees and councils within the college infrastructure providing leadership in assuring the development of standard operating procedures that meet and fulfill requirements as set forth by accreditation bodies;
Serves on the Dean’s Cabinet and works with its membership to assure the successful implementation of the College Mission;
Represents the college locally, regionally and nationally in an appropriate manner to enhance the reputation of the college within academic and research communities and promote the success of all faculty and staff within those communities.
Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Possess excellent verbal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to complete multiple assignments, meet deadlines and exercise good judgment; must have excellent interpersonal skills, be organized and very detail oriented.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants may either submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae to: James Jones, DO, Dean at [email protected];
or complete an online application now and download a cover letter & CV for consideration.
Campus and Community:
Located in Dothan, AL, ACOM was founded to address the shortage of primary care physicians across southeast Alabama and was Alabama’s first osteopathic medical college. The 110,000 square-foot facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art research center, team-based learning center, and stand-alone simulation lab. ACOM’s pre-clinical curriculum is delivered through a hybrid, discipline- and systems-based model – in the first semester, students are presented with discipline-based core concepts, including basic foundational sciences and gross anatomy. With a patient-centered focus, this core curriculum is complemented by longitudinal instruction in OPP, team-based learning activities, a robust medical simulation program, early standardized patient encounters, and a unique population health and evidence-based medicine curriculum as well as a four-year career development and advising program. The clinical curriculum for third- and fourth-year students is delivered through an extensive network of dedicated preceptor physicians located in community-based hospitals and clinics throughout Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Visit the ACOM website at www.acom.edu to learn more.
ACOM values its employees and is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. ACOM offers a full benefits package, including 401a and 457b retirement plans with up to a 7.5% match, CME allowance, paid professional memberships and licensures, relocation package.
One of the best kept secrets in Alabama, Dothan is a dynamic city with urban conveniences and small-town appeal. Conveniently located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is just 3 hours from Birmingham, Atlanta, and Mobile. Dothan’s mild winters allow residents to enjoy biking and hiking trails, parks, and the Robert Trent Jones golf course year-round. Just 90 miles from Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches, Dothan is also home to a vibrant cultural arts scene as well as a growing downtown area that includes Foster Fest, museums, local breweries, and restaurants such as the 2019 Top Chef winner’s KBC. Explore the Visit Dothan website at https://visitdothan.com to learn more about everything there is to do in this charming city.
Qualifications: Required: Doctorate degree (DO; MD) or equivalent; demonstrated experience in effective teaching from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine; minimum ten years of experience in an academic setting; must hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor with demonstrated administrative experience. Preferred: Previous academic experience in an osteopathic institution or other medical college; demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Curriculum Development (medical and/or graduate program); Research and Graduate Program Administration; Campus and Laboratory Safety and Compliance; Grant and Contract Administration.
Internal Number: 0003
About Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, non-profit, osteopathic medical school located in Dothan, Alabama. The college is an academic division of Southeast Health and was founded to help address the state’s primary care physician shortage. Southeast Health was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers for 2019. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine is the state’s first osteopathic medical school with a class size of up to 210 students. The college is nationally and internationally known for its award-winning simulation program, with a first-of-its-kind clinical simulation fellowship for medical school students.