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The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (COM) at Washington State University is embarking on the accreditation and development of a next generation medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover in an ever changing healthcare landscape. The School is now inviting applications for the position of Associate Dean for Student Affairs who will join the founding Dean’s staff in leading the College into the future.
The mission of the School is to: Develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery; Train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and under-served areas; and Develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs is a physician or academic scholar with a demonstrated track record of inspiring, supporting and encouraging medical students. She/he is responsible for developing creative and innovative programs to support students throughout their medical education. She/he is responsible for the establishment of learning communities to enrich student life and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. She/he serves as a student advocate and proactively addresses issues surrounding student retention and wellness.
The Associate Dean is responsible for the management of student data and the creation of tools to analyze individual student achievement outcomes. She/he oversees communication mechanisms, evaluation procedures and accountability structures to assure excellence of student life. She/he works with the Vice Dean of Student and Faulty Experience and the Regional Campus Deans to assure consistency of the student experience across all campus locations in accordance with policies and best practices.
•Doctor of Medicine MD with Board Certification in her/his specialty or PhD in a health sciences or closely related field or equivalent experience in a student affairs setting.
•Experience at rank of Assistant Professor or higher at an accredited medical school in the United States.
•5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in clinical education or teaching in a medical school.
•Experience in a leadership position in a student affairs at a medical school or equivalent role.
•Demonstrated effectiveness in inspiring and encouraging medical students as a teacher or faculty mentor.
•Passion for listening to student concerns and seeking solutions or advocating on their behalf.
•Demonstrated success in creating and implementing programs or solutions to support students in medical education.
•Experience advancing a student culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
•Experience managing professionals in a complex organization.
•Acknowledged excellent communicator, written and verbal.
•Experienced in the use of social networking technology for communications.
•Experience interacting with the LCME or other educational accrediting bodies.
•Achieved rank of Associate at an accredited medical school in the United States.
Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens — locally, nationally, and globally. As a comprehensive leading land-grant institution, WSU is committed to excellence in each of its research, teaching and outreach missions. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of the quality, scope, and impact of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities.
WSU is one of only 96 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Spokane campus, WSU has campuses in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, with a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.
The WSU campus in Spokane is located in the center of a developing University District downtown and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River. WSU Spokane is the University’s designated health sciences campus and offers graduate and professional degrees as well as some undergraduate completion degrees in many health sciences fields. Advanced degrees in criminal justice and K-12 education round out the offerings. The campus also hosts health sciences programs from Eastern Washington University.
Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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