Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University
January 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
Summary of Duties
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University is a next generation, community based medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The School seeks a Senior Associate Dean for Student Experience to join the school in its mission of preparing insightful and compassionate physicians who will lead and advance the delivery of care.
The Senior Associate Dean for Student Experience, is a senior administrator with demonstrated success in the education of physician leaders. S/he is an innovator who ensures that the educational experience encountered by each student is in accordance with the stated mission of the ESFCOM and also provides for appropriate levels of self-direction and personalization. S/he leads professional administrative teams responsible for: medical student recruitment and admissions; student affairs; and curriculum development and administration. S/he oversees the identification and implementation of educational best practices, monitors individual student performance and provides targeted support and remediation programming to students in need. S/he works closely with the Chair of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences to ensure horizontal and vertical integration as well as overall efficacy of the medical education curriculum. She/he coordinates with the regional campus deans to ensure comparable clinical education experiences across all clerkship.
Reporting Structure: the Senior Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Medicine. The individual provides strategic leadership to the Associate Dean of Curriculum, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Admissions.
The University Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens — locally, nationally, and globally. As a comprehensive leading land-grant institution, WSU is committed to excellence in each of its research, teaching and outreach missions. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of the quality, scope, and impact of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities.
The WSU campus in Spokane is located in the center of a developing University District downtown and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River. WSU Spokane is the University’s designated health sciences campus and home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University offers graduate and professional degrees as well as some undergraduate completion degrees in many health sciences fields. Advanced degrees in criminal justice and K-12 education round out the offerings. The campus also hosts health sciences programs from Eastern Washington University.
WSU is one of only 115 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Spokane campus, WSUhas campuses in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, with a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.
The College The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Washington’s premier community-based medical school. It is named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd believed that Washington State University, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors to serve all of Washington.
The mission of the School is to: Develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery; Train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and under-served areas; and Develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.
The City Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
Merritt Hawkins has been retained to assist with the recruitment of this leadership search at Washington State University.
Please contact Jay Torio at (800) 876-0500.
•MD, PhD, EdD or equivalent in relevant field.
•Experience at rank of Associate Professor or higher at an accredited medical school in the United States
•Experience with innovative educational methodologies
•Proven experience developing and leading student educational experience in a medical school or clinical environment.
•Proven success in managing professionals in a complex organization
•Experience interacting with the LCME or other educational accrediting bodies.
•Achieved rank of Professor at an accredited medical school in the United States
•Experience serving in a senior leadership role in a community based medical school or academic health center is strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
About Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Washington’s premier community-based medical school. It is named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd believed that Washington State University, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors to serve all of Washington.