Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs
Michigan State University
United States

Associate Dean-Management

Job no: 919035
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Human Medicine Dean 10022430
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Health Care Professional, Health Care Support, Office/Clerical Support, Operations Services, Student Services/Student Affairs, Academic Management, Part Time (1-49.9%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs

Position Summary

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs (ADCAP). The college was one of the first community based medical schools in the nation and conducts its clinical training for third and fourth-year students in the Late Clinical Experience (LCE) throughout the state in eight communities – Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula - fulfilling its mission of serving the people of Michigan.

The Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs has responsibility for optimizing the Shared Discovery Curriculum (SDC) LCE and works closely with the Community Assistant Dean offices in each community to ensure appropriate resource availability, comparability between communities and excellent communication to enable optimal delivery of the curriculum and other student services. The associate dean will collaborate closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (SADAA), Community Assistant Deans (CAD), and Academic Affairs leadership.

The Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs is a key member of the Academic Affairs leadership team and is expected to collaborate with all units. For example, this role will collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Program Evaluation to assist in leading the comprehensive, integrated and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and related elements. The role will also collaborate with the Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development on the collection and analysis of data to assist with assessment and improvement of the medical program. 

This position is 0.4 FTE and the academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

The Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs (ADCAP) will:

  • Meet regularly with LCE Director, CADs, and other community team members from all CHM campuses to ensure curriculum delivery is comparable and that designated processes and procedures are effective in maximizing experiences for faculty and students
  • Travel at least twice yearly to each community to meet with clerkship directors, students, and campus administration to deliver news, problem-solve, and gather information about successes and areas for development in our programs
  • Liaison with community partners to optimize student opportunities and experiences and to collaborate on clinical placement strategies
  • Lead the development and administration of new campuses and campuses in transition
  • Partner with community campuses to support and promote faculty recruitment and retention
  • Provide leadership, expertise, and stakeholder support to resolve challenges and maximize opportunities inherent to a community-based medical school through engagement with appropriate governance and operational committees including Curriculum Committee, Academic Affairs meetings, Community Assistant Dean meetings, Physicianship Committee, academic review, college events and other ad hoc meetings as required
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education to monitor curricular endpoint competencies, learning objectives, teaching modalities, and their integration with assessment modalities for all curricular units.
  • Collaborate with department chairs and CADs to resolve issues on community faculty rank and promotion
  • Perform fact-finding in instances of potential critical deficiencies in professionalism
  • Provide oversight to certificate directors as needed to optimize quality and discuss changes in the program and/or the impact of curricular changes on the program

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -PhD, MD, DO, or similar terminal degree

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have experience with medical education
  • M.D., D.O. or terminal degree

Desired Qualifications

  • Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated dedication to student success and effectiveness in working with students at a variety of performance levels.
  • Successful candidates will have a collaborative approach to academic governance and experience working with faculty teams.

Required Application Materials

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement

Special Instructions

Interested individuals should apply online at Application materials to be uploaded must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths and expertise related to this position, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, describing your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current and previous roles; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (the college is committed to confidentiality and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant). To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by January 5, 2024.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in education, research, outreach, clinical service, community service, and community collaborations in alignment with the college mission to educate exemplary physicians and scholars, to discover and disseminate new knowledge, to provide service at home and abroad, and to respond to the needs of the medically underserved. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture that the CHM Academic Affairs endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people, which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity; we seek individuals who will contribute to our intellectual diversity and cultural richness.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Dec 18, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 18, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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