Associate Dean for Curriculum
The UCSF School of Medicine believes that the goal of medical education is to alleviate the burden of suffering and illness in our patients and to improve the health of our communities.
The Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the undergraduate medical school curriculum. Success in this work requires attention to integrating the enduring responsibilities of the physician and physician scientist with the emerging competencies needed to serve our patients and communities in the 21st century. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding not only of educational theory and practice but also evolving trends in science, health, new models of health care delivery (e.g., team-based interprofessional care), and patient experience and expectations.
The ADC reports to the Vice Dean for Education in the School of Medicine and serves as an essential member of the Vice Dean’s leadership team. The ADC functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Students, the Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards, and the Associate Dean for Medical Education as well as the directors of the Joint Medical Program, the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, and the Program for Medical Education for the Urban Underserved.
The ADC supports and oversees course and clerkship faculty leaders; educational staff professionals who support curricular experiences; the governance structure of the undergraduate medical education curriculum; and the LCME accreditation process. The ADC designs and implements curricular improvements ensuring that all students master the competencies needed to advance science and provide the highest quality, most patient-centered care. The ADC is expected to use evidence-based strategies in this work and to contribute to the national conversation on curricular design and evaluation, faculty development, and institutional support for education.
The ADC enthusiastically and expertly advances our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, using curriculum to reinforce our aspirational goals of equity in all aspects of education, science and health care. The ADC engages and empowers School of Medicine faculty and staff as well as UCSF campus staff and leaders to advance UCSF’s curricular goals and to ensure a positive environment for all.
The ADC participates in the financial management of the medical student education mission and works to align medical student education strategies, policies and procedures with those of other UCSF educational programs by collaborating with other campus leaders including the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, the Vice Chancellor for Student Academic Affairs, and the educational leadership of other UCSF Schools.
The Associate Dean for Curriculum time commitment is .80 FTE, additional .20 FTE support will be provided though departmental roles and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have:
- An MD degree and a faculty rank of associate or full professor
- Experience in medical student education with documented effectiveness as a teacher and/or mentor of medical students;
- Experience in educational leadership at either the medical student or the GME level
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity and inclusion;
- Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader of faculty and staff
- Superb communication and effective team based collaboration skills; demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
- Ability to design and work within complex systems
- Understanding of the legal, regulatory, and accreditation environment in which medical education operates
- Expertise in curricular design, implementation, and curricular evaluation
- Experienced physician educator and leader with a demonstrated capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty.
The official start date for this position is July 1, 2017.
Interested faculty are encouraged to apply at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01149 and uploading the following materials:
- Letter of intent, addressing the qualifications outlined in the position description. The letter should be no more than 2 pages.
- Up to one additional page outlining philosophy and vision for UME.
- Up to one page outlining your vision and experiences related to optimizing diversity, equity and inclusion.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.