• Associate Dean, Academic Learning Environment

    Location US-FL-Miramar
    Job ID
    2019-111893
    Institution
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Department
    Academics
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) invites applications for the Associate Dean, Academic Learning Environment (ADALE), who will report to the RUSM Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and provide leadership for the RUSM academic learning environment, anticipating and responsive to the needs of our faculty and students. This position oversees the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL), which is dedicated to the development and support of our community of scholars with a mission to foster a culture of innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. ATL provides mentorship, skills development and educational support to enhance our scholars’ life-long pursuit of learning and discovery. Direct reports to the ADALE include the Director for ATL, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, and Assistant Dean of Educational Scholarship and Innovation.

     

    The ADALE will provide appropriate oversight and evaluation of our range of programs for faculty development, student development, academic scholarship and educational innovation. Examples of current programs include faculty academic coaching workshops, faculty certification courses, student Essential Life-long Learning Skills (ELLS), student Academic Success Program (ASP), the Peer Tutor Program (PTP), Communication for Medical Practice (CMP), and our combined student and faculty learning communities.

     

    Working with RUSM academic leadership team, the ADALE will develop an annual budget and allocate required resources to ensure the high quality and accessibility of programs and other offerings. The role will be based in Miramar, Florida and will articulate closely with our academic environment in our Barbados campus as well as across our U.S. clinical sites.
     
    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, RUSM is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 16,000 alumni, RUSM 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 our United States teaching hospital affiliates.

    Responsibilities

    The Associate Dean of the Academic Learning Environment:

     

    Academic Learning Environment

    • Provides strategic leadership for the RUSM academic learning environment (ALE)
    • Oversees a receptive, stimulating and innovative learning environment
    • Articulates the ALE mission and goals with stakeholders across the RUSM and Adtalem organization
    • Develops policies, procedures and programs that create an outstanding RUSM student, faculty and colleague experience
    • Manages appropriate budget and resourcing to execute the vision of ALE
    • Maintains a culture of continuous quality improvement
    • Provides an on-campus presence that requires significant travel to our Barbados campus and US clinical sites (approximately 30% of time)

     

    Faculty Development

    • Oversees the Director of Faculty Development
    • Maintains current knowledge and expertise regarding best practices in faculty development
    • Engages with all RUSM/Adtalem stakeholders in support of overall faculty performance enhancement
    • Manages and oversees the mentoring program for ATL faculty development
    • With faculty and the academic leadership team, anticipates and develops program and system solutions to faculty issues
    • Oversees the pedagogical certification of all faculty within ATL
    • Enhances the quality ATL faculty:faculty and faculty:student interactions

     

    Student Development

    • Oversees the Director of ATL, Student Development
    • Maintains current knowledge and expertise regarding best practices in medical student development
    • Engages with all RUSM/Adtalem stakeholders in support of overall student performance enhancements
    • Manages and oversees the mentoring program for ATL student development
    • With students, faculty and the academic leadership team, anticipates and develops program and system solutions to academic student issues
    • Enhances the quality of student—student and ATL faculty—student interactions

     

     Educational Scholarship and Innovation

    • Oversees the Director of Educational Scholarship and Innovation
    • Maintains current knowledge and expertise regarding best practices in medical education
    • Engages with all RUSM/Adtalem stakeholders in support of overall educational scholarship and innovation enhancement
    • Oversees the scholarship development of RUSM students and faculty
    • Implements systematic, best-practice solutions based on pedagogical research


    Completes other duties as assigned.

     

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    Qualifications

    • M.D. degree, or equivalent
    • Minimum ten years of undergraduate medical education administrative experience, including supervision of academic and professional personnel, budget management, and a demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement academic programs
    • Demonstrated record of outstanding achievement leading educational outcome improvement programs relating to faculty and student academic success
    • Published record of scholarship
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuous life-long learning
    • Experience working in a team-based environment
    • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience communicating effectively with students, faculty, and administrators

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience/education in educational psychology, or closely related area
    • Published research in the areas of pedagogical innovation
    • Prior history of leadership of an academic research enterprise

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    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

    Who We Are

    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.

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