Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have embarked on an exciting endeavor by creating the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine. In partnership, Carle and Illinois are seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the first permanent Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A member of the Dean's senior leadership team, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will provide overall administrative leadership for the engineering-based medical curriculum and leadership in faculty affairs.
Responsibilities of the position will include curriculum development and implementation, assessment of students' progress within the case-driven, problem-based, active-learning curriculum delivery as well as faculty effectiveness and curriculum evaluation in compliance with Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) standards. Additional details are provided below. The Associate Dean will report directly to the inaugural Dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. It is planned that the individual in this administrative role will have full-time, benefits eligible, University employment, including opportunities for concurrent appointment in another University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign college and/or the Carle Health System.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search. If the individual selected to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is additionally qualified to hold faculty status in the medical college, then consideration will be made for a zero percent time non-tenured faculty appointment.
Responsibilities of the position include the following:
- Collaborate with members of the college senior leadership team to recommend, establish, implement and maintain policies and procedures to facilitate an excellent engineering-based medical curriculum.
- Facilitate the planning, administration, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the academic programs of the college; oversee compliance with relevant LCME standards.
- Foster diversity in the faculty, staff, and student ranks; support and encourage positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and its missions.
- Cultivate positive relationships with community health partners and support unique college partnerships with industry or other business partners and foundations.
- Collaborate with the Faculty Executive Committee and Executive Associate Dean on issues related to strategic planning and goals.
- Support recruitment, retention, and development of Carle Illinois College of Medicine faculty; and oversee the establishment and implementation of college policies and procedures supporting the campus's principles of shared governance.
- Oversee planning for faculty service, including faculty hiring, training and development, policies and procedures for annual evaluation for faculty merit, faculty promotion, and review for indefinite tenure.
- Collaborate with Directors/Heads/Chairs on matters related to managing faculty workloads, faculty development, support of research, and support for faculty promotion and tenure.
- Oversee development of goals, assignment of specific responsibilities and projects, and evaluation of personnel in employment categories other than faculty within the Associate Dean's portfolio to ensure duties are performed per college standards and for the purpose of merit increases and career advancement.
- Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and other members of the college senior leadership team on issues related to budget review and planning related to curriculum, faculty, space allocation and management.
- Oversee assessments, including student progress, curriculum content and delivery, and faculty effectiveness, to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for operational effectiveness.
- Foster excellence in programs that enable/facilitate student success, collaborating with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs on issues related to retention efforts, tutoring services, and facilitator skills development.
- Recommend and work to establish, implement, and maintain policies and procedures supporting high academic standards. In consultation with other members of the college senior leadership team, develop a faculty handbook that supports University and Carle policies and procedures, including matters unique to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine; ensure the college faculty and staff handbook and student handbook partner as useful resources.
- Oversee development of curriculum schedules.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, share oversight of data collection, analysis and interpretation of effectiveness in areas within the portfolio of Academic and Student Affairs.
- Develop, promote and mentor innovative teaching methods affiliated with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine's engineering-based medical curriculum and Graduate Medical Education.
- Oversee the mentoring of faculty new to the college curriculum delivery. Oversee college faculty development programs and provide support on faculty and academic matters including evaluative feedback to faculty and review for promotion and tenure, where applicable.
- Oversee the hiring, training and development, and review/evaluation of the small group facilitators.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, facilitate reviews of the Clinical Sciences and the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering areas per campus and college policies and procedures.
- Provide leadership in the LCME self-study development, coordinate information to be sharing with college stakeholders related to continued accreditation of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
- An M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university is required. An additional degree such as M.B.A., J.D., or M.Ed. would be preferred.
Required experience, skills and abilities include:
- At least five years of professional experience working in administrative management at an accredited medical school or equivalent academic leadership experience is required. Such experiences include academic planning and management; coordinating medical school and clinical operations, faculty planning, hiring, development and retention, promotion and tenure matters.
- The excellent candidate will have experience that points to a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medical education and academic affairs in an accredited medical school environment.
- The excellent candidate will provide evidence of strong leadership skills that include setting priorities, creative problem solving, making decisions in ambiguous situations, strength in communication and inclusion within a private/public collaborative environment.
- This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to solve problems, think creatively, and resolve conflicts. An excellent candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships.
- Strong familiarity with budgeting, accounting, strategically forecasting and managing resources and knowledge of procurement principles in a research-oriented public academic institution, as well as other knowledge required to oversee responsibilities of the position is required.
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a thriving micro-urban university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association: www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm
Procedure for candidacy:
For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit medicine.illinois.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than March 22, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through jobs.illinois.edu; upload a letter of application, resume, and a letter of interest that should include a brief one-page statement that describes how applicant's career goals, education philosophy, and experiences will contribute to the new college. Also required is a list of names and contact information of three professional references.
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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