The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) invites applications and nominations for a visionary academic leader who would serve as Associate Dean and Regional Campus Director for IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette. The Associate Dean will lead medical education for the regional campus and will collaborate in a strategic initiative to build and enhance programs between IUSM and Purdue University, particularly in the area of biomedical engineering. This is an opportunity for a transformational leader to build upon existing strengths and expand education programs. IU School of Medicine—West Lafayette is located on the campus of Purdue University. Like all IU School of Medicine statewide locations, the West Lafayette campus offers community participation opportunities and exceptional clinical education through student groups, medical service-learning programs and other extracurricular activities, and a strong partnership with local clinical providers to ensure students get authentic experience in applying basic science concepts to real patient cases. Students at this campus enjoy a close-knit learning environment, strong faculty and peer collaboration, small class sizes, and reputable and engaged clinical partners. In 2019-2020, there were 25 first year students, 22 second year students, 6 third year students and 6 fourth year students. Since the establishment of IUSM-WL, Purdue University has been a strong partner in the delivery of medical education. The foundational science faculty consist of 35 individuals with academic appointments in 8 departments from 5 Colleges at Purdue University. The volunteer and adjunct clinical faculty with appointments at IUSM‐WL number around 200.
At the IU School of Medicine, we offer focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with three foundational pillars of diversity and inclusion: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who can help ensure all our mission areas are inclusive and equitable.
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Reporting to the IUSM's Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Institutional Improvement, the ideal candidate will have strong experience in academic medicine, including leadership experiences that have advanced the tripartite mission of clinical service, education, and research. Minimum qualifications include Doctorate or Terminal degree, significant leadership of the educational mission (UME, GME or both), and outstanding academic credentials for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Eligible for licensure and practice in the State of Indiana, if MD.
We are excited to become a regional campus specialized in medical education with a focus on biomedical engineering. Therefore, experience or an additional degree in biomedical engineering would be a plus.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.