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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, Hawai'i - Kaka'ako
Date Posted:
October 21, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 21, 2016
Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience and education.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General funds

Other Conditions:
Review of applications begins November 21, 2016.
Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Through resource management, personnel assignment and curriculum development, oversees School of Medicine academic programs, academic standards, and student support services, including Educational Support (JABSOM Health Sciences Library, Simulation Center and Anatomy Lab) and Educational Programs (Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, and Allied/Global Health Education).
  3. Develops and promotes innovative teaching methods for learners in Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education , and Allied/Global Health Education, assisting in the mentoring of faculty in the area of teaching, learning, use of technology in the classroom, and experiential education development.
  4. Develops, unites and inspires a highly-functioning and effective educational infrastructure that is committed to the effective delivery of academic programs ensuring student success; monitors and stays abreast of trends in medical education and health care movements that impact medical education, and advocates for and strategically plans reform in the education environment.
  5. Oversees the planning and management for professional education for the Allied and Global Health Sciences, graduate students, and post-graduate interns.
  6. Oversees all faculty development programs, including the Office of Promotion and Tenure, Educational Skills Development, and the Office of Continuing Medical Education; oversees the coordination of faculty enrichment, and interacts with faculty on academic matters through School-wide committees and respective department heads.
  7. In conjunction with the UHM Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, advises on departmental reviews, faculty tenure reviews, and Departmental Personnel Committee (DPC) procedures.
  8. Provides leadership in the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) self-study development, coordinating information sharing with School of Medicine stakeholders for the continuing accreditation of the School of Medicine.
  9. Serves as Acting Dean in the Dean’s absence, represents the Dean at School of Medicine related meetings.
  11. Fosters and supports unique partnerships and ventures with industry or other local, national or international business partners and foundations.
  12. Expressly cultivates and maintains positive relationships with community health partners, maintaining positive relationships with both internal and external constituencies.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctorate or terminal degree (i.e., MD) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Five (5) years professional experience working in an administrative management at an accredited medical school or equivalent academic medicine leadership experience. Such experience shall include academic planning and management; coordinating medical school and hospital operations, faculty development and retention, promotion and tenure matters.
  3. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medical education and academic affairs in an accredited medical school; knowledgeable of the policies and practice involved in the administration of a medical school; demonstrated knowledge working with unionized faculty in higher education; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. In addition to MD degree, either possess an MBA, MPH, JD, MEd, or PhD.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of five (5) professional references, including title and contact information.
  1. Jeffery Long - JABSOM Human Resources
  2. 651 Ilalo Street
  3. John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building
  4. 4th Floor
  5. Honolulu, HI 96813
  1. Jeffery Long; 808-692-1172;

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