Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), one of the oldest, largest, and most accomplished Caribbean-licensed and accredited, international medical schools serving students primarily from the US, seeks an innovative and experienced leader in medical education for the newly created position of Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development.
RUSM, part of Adtalem Global Education (formerly known as DeVry Education Group), is committed to meeting a societal mission in medicine by educating large numbers of medical students who can fulfill their aspirations of a career in medicine, especially those who desire a career in primary care, want to work in medically underserved areas, and are demographically representative of the US. RUSM has more than 16,000 alumni in practice throughout the US and Canada and is proud of its extraordinary record. For example, RUSM is one of the largest contemporary providers of underrepresented minority physicians, especially African-American males.
RUSM’s full time international faculty of approximately 200 people are dedicated teaching professionals whose primary focus is the preparation of talented medical students for postgraduate training in the US and Canada, aka residency. The Assistant Dean will develop and provide oversight of programs that support basic science and clinical faculty in their academic roles and foster high standards for teaching and scholarly activity at RUSM. RUSM is seeking an academic physician with experience in medical faculty affairs to build a structured set of programs to:
Therefore, over the first 12-18 months (not listed in any particular order of priority), the Assistant Dean is expected to:
The successful candidate for Assistant Dean will be an MD with an active medical license in the US, UK, or Canada; a strong academic record and reputation, as well as a positive track record as a medical school administrator; and academic credentials supporting eligibility for appointment at the rank of at least Associate Professor within a RUSM department. It is preferred that the candidate have at least 5 years of direct participation in medical education that reflects increasing responsibility, authority, and accountability; knowledge of contemporary medical pedagogical issues especially in medical education; experience in faculty professional development and performance assessment with a focus on improving clinical teaching skills; experiences with budget development, implementation, and oversight; and familiarity with medical school accreditation.
The Assistant Dean will report directly to the soon to be recruited Chief Academic Officer and work closely with Dr. William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP, Dean and Chancellor of RUSM for approximately 1.5 years. Dean Owen is a globally experienced academic health system leader who is focused on the continued transformation of RUSM to be a forge for pedagogical innovation, social justice in health and healthcare, and to create a medically competent and socially engaged physician workforce. Within a strong culture of succession planning, the successful Assistant Dean will benefit from training and mentoring to serve as RUSM’s future Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The Assistant Dean will be based in Miramar, FL, USA but oversee faculty affairs across all of RUSM’s locales. Travel to RUSM’s US and international sites is expected. The Assistant Dean will be an active member of RUSM’s senior administrative team led by the Dean and Chancellor. The Assistant Dean will work in close collaboration with the aforementioned Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, as well as the Vice President of Operations, and other operational leaders, such as but not limited to the leaders of finance, human resources, informational technology, communications, student operations, student affairs, and the Academic Chief of Staff. Direct reports to the Assistant Dean will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and needs for success.
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Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Bridgetown, Barbados before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States.