IU School of Medicine Medical Student Education is now accepting applications for assistant dean for curriculum, Phase 2. The assistant dean is responsible for leadership and oversight of ongoing clinical science curricular design, implementation, management and supervision of program and course evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes for the statewide, integrated and competency-based curriculum in Phase 2 of the curriculum, consisting of the required clinical clerkships.
While overseeing development of the Phase 2 curriculum, the assistant dean will be involved in the coordination with Phase 1 and Phase 3 of the school’s curriculum. In collaboration with clerkship directors, the assistant dean will coordinate management of all clinical sites, as well as enhance faculty recruitment, development and retention. The assistant dean will be involved with guiding continued curriculum improvement and building and maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with members of the Curriculum Steering Council, Clinical Curriculum Committee, Academic Standards Committee, faculty and leadership at each IU School of Medicine campus.
The assistant dean reports to the associate dean of curriculum for Medical Student Education. The associate dean is assisted in the office by the assistant dean of curriculum, Phase 1, the director of Phase 3, the curricular specialists for all curricular phases, and the program managers of Educational Data Analytics. This position will also work closely with the senior associate dean for Medical Student Education.
- Use best practices and the literature to guide, advise and collaborate with faculty and the clerkship directors on the delivery of learning and clerkship experiences, course development and use of instructional methods and materials with the goal of optimizing student learning outcomes.
- Assist the associate dean for curriculum and senior associate dean for Medical Student Education to ensure that the statewide curriculum meets specific learning objectives and competency-based outcomes.
- Provide oversight of the Phase 2 curriculum to ensure it meets or exceeds all LCME accreditation requirements and standards.
- Work closely with leaders of educational governance committees (i.e., FCC, CCC, CCSC), statewide course and clerkship directors, site directors, competency directors, regional campus directors, department chairs, facility and practice leadership, and faculty from other IU School of Medicine units to advance the educational mission and to enhance the teaching and learning across all the medical school's campuses.
- Work closely with the statewide clerkship teams, registrar’s office and regional campus stakeholders to ensure adequate and appropriate clinical placements of students in their assignments of clinical schedules in the Phase 2 curriculum.
- Provide strategic and tactical leadership in IU School of Medicine’s continued efforts to increase the inclusion and diversity of its teaching faculty and students. Develop a strategy to teach a curriculum that reflects an appreciation for patient diversity, employing effective marketing, technological and communication tools.
- This leadership position will help establish and promote a vision for medical education that supports the mission of IU School of Medicine, providing strategic and tactical leadership that will result in the school being regarded nationally as a model for medical student education.
- With the associate and assistant deans, directors and program managers, continuously enhance student assessment and program evaluation practices to ensure excellence in performance-based measurement.
- Develop processes and procedures for annual statewide clerkship program implementation and evaluation.
- Personnel management, including supervision of members of the office who report directly to this position and the development of accountability structures and processes.
- Ensure adherence and maintenance of the program’s accreditation status and participation in institutional self-study, Data Collecting Instrument (DCI) and Dossier preparation, and reporting processes to the LCME.
- Communicate clearly to inspire and motivate others, build successful teams, resolve conflict effectively and negotiate skillfully with all stakeholders.
- Mentor and support the professional development of team members and of other partners engaged in enhancing teaching and learning.
- Provide evidence to demonstrate achievement of program goals and of continuously improving outcomes of learners and of our educational programs.
- Use a scholarly approach in the development of educational and evaluation programs.
- Demonstrate the effectiveness of the office through the dissemination of innovations and outcomes in internal, external and peer-reviewed presentations and publications.
- Collaborate closely with other educational leaders, including the assistant/associate deans for Student Affairs, the senior associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, the associate dean for Admissions, and the directors of the regional campuses of medical education to ensure integration and seamless delivery of educational programming for students statewide throughout IU School of Medicine.
The person selected for this position must be a doctoral-level IU School of Medicine faculty member, MD, DO, MD/PhD, EdD or PhD. The assistant dean should have previously demonstrated excellence in medical education and leadership experience in the MSE or GME settings. Attributes should include the ability to implement effective programs that meet internal and external metrics related to excellence in teaching and learning. The individual who has a passion for launching new ideas and leading change will be successful in this position. The role will be a part-time faculty position up to 0.5 FTE.
Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, contact Bradley Allen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for medical student education. Please include (1) a short letter of interest noting key educational experiences, research interests and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is December 13, 2023.