Assistant Dean-Managers

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    Michigan State University 426 Auditorium Road
    East Lansing, MI, United States Phone: (517) 355-1855
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Assistant Dean - Statewide Campus Systems

Position Summary

The GME Department of the MSUCOM is the Statewide Campus System, an educational consortium of affiliated medical teaching institutions including and based at MSUCOM with 30 member institutions. The Assistant Dean of GME provides strategic leadership for the consortium, oversees the administrative structure of the SCS Governing Board and SCS Committees defined in the SCS Bylaws, manages the SCS staff and financial processes, leads strategic planning initiatives, and provides direction for educational programs, faculty development, scholarly activity and research, educational technology, osteopathic curriculum development, and outreach to member institutions. The Assistant Dean position is a full-time annual year appointment with a fixed term faculty appointment within a MSUCOM department and rank appropriate of the applicant.

Major/ Essential Functions

  • Reports to and regularly updates the Dean of MSUCOM on the status of the educational consortium, strategic programs and initiatives, consortium member concerns and issues
  • Monitors change in medical education and healthcare critical to the management of medical education across the consortium
  • Guides the strategic planning of SCS in educational programs, faculty development, educational technology, scholarly activity, member outreach and communication, osteopathic recognition, and the necessary budgeting to finance the consortium
  • Develops an organizational structure for SCS with function and accountability that responds to the needs of the college and members across the consortium
  • Develops a cost-effective financial plan for delivering educational services, evaluates the effectiveness of that financial strategy, and reports to the Dean and Members of the consortium
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the strategic planning and reports to the Dean of MSUCOM and SCS Membership
  • Administers the SCS Governing Board and Membership Committee and all SCS Committees in accordance with the SCS Bylaws
  • Collaborates with leaders of member institutions to provide programs to augment and enhance educational training at member sites meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment nationally and in Michigan
  • Promotes MSU educational services and benefits with member institutions through regular on-site visits at member training sites
  • Provides educational consultation and program evaluation for SCS member institutions
  • Represents MSUCOM interests to external health care initiative
  • Participates in committees and other administrative duties as assigned by the Dean
  • Promotes and integrates osteopathic principles into the educational programs and research of SCS
  • Participates in educational research
  • Keeps current on accreditation standards and the most effective ways that SCS can assist member institutions in meeting those standards
  • Participates in national meetings related to the delivery of medical education
  • Demonstrates professionalism and interpersonal communication in accordance with MSU professionalism standards
  • Participates in teaching activities for students and residents
  • Develops quality assurance systems of evaluation for the SCS
  • Promotes interprofessional involvement in educational activities across the SCS in alignment with accreditation standards
  • Facilitates the continuum of medical education by providing updates and advising on GME challenges and opportunities for COM faculty and students

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Terminal Degree, DO or PhD

    • Significant Medical Education Experience: At least five years of administrative experience in medical education such as DME, DIO, Program Director, Assistant or Associate Dean
    • Evidence of administrative success in previous leadership positions
    • Evidence of Scholarly activity in medical education and the clinical environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex educational organizations
  • Experience and skills in program development, teaching, faculty development, evaluation, research development, curriculum development, and meeting accreditation standards
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, and an understanding of the personal and organizational commitments of a service oriented educational consortium

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.


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.



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