Marian University has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM).
The Assistant/Associate Dean coordinates the academic affairs of MU-COM, including the implementation and oversight of curricular matters and course scheduling. The Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs contributes to the establishment of academic rules and policies and development academic programs and promotes adherence to Marian University academic policies and procedures. The Assistant/Associate Dean also performs a variety of other administrative functions, including oversight of the curricular map.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees the implementation of the first two years of the osteopathic medical school curriculum as established by the Curriculum Committee
- Contributes to the clerkship curriculum and engages with the longitudinal curriculum
- Promotes and fosters an innovative teaching and learning environment conducive to academic excellence
- Coordinates activities consistent with the mission, strategic goals and objectives of MU and MU-COM
- Supervises and evaluates appropriate faculty and staff, as indicated on the organizational chart
- Advances the vision and strategies of the dean for the efficient and effective operation of the COM
- Supports and encourages the infusion of academic initiatives, including instructional technology, into the teaching and learning process
- Manages budget of the MU-COM research program and preclerkship curriculum
- Contributes to the selection and development of MU-COM Faculty
- Oversees course and class scheduling and promotes adherence to the CLEAR principles of MU
- Provides mentoring and guidance to faculty, including recommendations about best academic practices
- Participates in all committees articulated by the MU-COM faculty addendum
- Oversees completion and review of the curriculum map
- Promotes a robust, student-oriented research program
- Participates in the management and promotion of faculty research and scholarly activity
- Engages with MU individuals and offices outside of the COM
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of COM or the SVP of health professions
- At least 3+ years of experience in academic administration (or any related setting) to become familiar with academic programs, policies and regulations necessary to hold authority over the activities of an educational institution
- A proven track record as a leader, teacher and public servant in a variety of settings is critical
- A terminal degree, and at least 5 years experience teaching in an academic institution
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A successful candidate will:
- Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Have the ability to devise and manage budgets.
- Engage in scholarly activity.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills to successfully engage with people.
- Have experience interpreting the COCA accreditation standards
- Have knowledge of levels of the COMLEX-USA and steps of the USMLE licensure exams.
- Be able to establish liaison with a broad range of campus entities with successful and collaborative interaction
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the Position Title in the subject of your email.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.