Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Title Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Department Name Faculty Affairs
Exempt General Direction

Special Requirements and Conditions


Items Used

Computer, typical office equipment

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Dean and Senior Associate Dean, the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs plays a pivotal role as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team charged with creating, implementing, and realizing a strategic vision for the university that is driven by academic and research excellence, educational and technological innovation, and inspired by the mission to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists and leaders and the commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity.

The Associate Dean provides strategic leadership for critical functions that enables the alignment of faculty objectives with the organizational strategy of the university. The Associate Dean will lead all faculty related functions through the development of targeted relationships with faculty, as well as ongoing management and optimization of processes and procedures. Additionally, the Associate Dean ensures that faculty work collaboratively with program leadership to design, develop, execute, and assess strategies to realize programmatic objectives.

Essential Function % Time

Clinical Affairs


Will provide strategic leadership, oversight and management for CalMed programs: clinical predoctoral, clinical residency, and clinical research. Ensure compliance with accreditation standards, state and federal education, healthcare and safety regulations related to CalMed’s clinical programs. Will work with the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education to recruit faculty preceptors and physicians from the community. Support education and research within the context of Quality of Care, equity and access to care, patient safety, patient experiences and satisfaction and professionalism. Facilitate relationships with affiliated health providers and the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center faculty, administration and clinicians. Oversee academic program for the affiliated free clinics for the marginalized patient population to create a vibrant community involvement of students in service learning. Will work closely with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Cultural Diversity, Associate Deal of Global Health, Associate Dean of Clinical Research and Associate Dean of Basic Research. Will work closely with the Administrative Deans responsible for clinical and basic science research.

Essential Function % Time

Scholarly Activity


Engages in scholarly activities and may provide oversight of the medical student research projects.

Essential Function % Time

Teaching, Curriculum, and Student Engagement


Contributes to curriculum development, teaching and research activities in various and specific disciplines. Contributes defined hours for teaching load and student engagement within the department. Maintains office hours for students.

Essential Function % Time

Graduate Medical Education


Responsible for developing and overseeing the Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs with the affiliated clinical sites. The Associate Dean will oversee the coordination and compliance of all GME programs with national accreditation Standards and serve as the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) for residency training.

Minimum Requirement

  • MD/DO, PhD, or MD/EdD required with a proven record of educational scholarship focusing on learning and teaching at an LCME-accredited medical school; plus, five years of experience in higher education administration or faculty affairs leadership.
  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies, and procedures, as well as current trends in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration; evidence of successful collaboration, and interdisciplinary work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the missing of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders. Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse groups; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, training and assess faculty members and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Has a track record in multicultural issues, diversity and inclusion, community outreach, health care access to marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment; moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience developing and implementing Faculty Affairs guidelines, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.

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