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Associate Dean, Academic Assessment, Quality and Accreditation

Job Description / Duties

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Please complete the online application and attach required documents when prompted.

Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 4/30/2021.

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Position Summary:

The Associate Dean for Academic Assessment, Quality and Accreditation is responsible for developing, directing, and managing activities that support a system of active, college wide programmatic performance improvement principles. This includes both curriculum-specific and programmatic efforts related to the college of osteopathic medicine and its affiliated programs and in compliance with accreditation standards. This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean of the Medical Education Department. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Develop, direct and manage college performance improvement efforts as part of a closed loop process. Compile, organize, and oversee the analysis of performance/program data as it relates to university outcomes assessment processes, activities, and committees.
a. Work in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Preclinical Education and the Associate Dean of Clinical Education to provide leadership and consultation in curriculum development and revision processes based on feedback and evaluation measures related to curricular and national standard data trends.
b. Oversee the development and implementation of a process that utilizes the AAMC Curriculum Inventory (and/or similar tools) to lead quality improvement of the curriculum.

2. Oversee the functions and staff in Office of Assessment, Quality and Accreditation.
a. Provide oversight in the administration and accumulation of data obtained from student, course and faculty evaluations.
b. Provide data analysis and reports to the appropriate faculty and administrative offices for the purpose of student outcomes assessment, program evaluation and accreditation.
c. Engage in assessment of the curriculum and suggest areas for improvement or further scrutiny as part of a closed loop quality improvement process.

3. Participate in the faculty assessment process and provide feedback to inform the creation of a robust and ongoing faculty development program.

4. Establish and maintain effective working relationships; maintain cooperative and collegial relationships with others to ensure a workplace founded on dignity and respect; champion positive inter-professional relationships with college, university and healthcare partners; support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships amongst students, staff, and faculty.

5. Remain current and knowledgeable in instructional design and methods; conduct scholarly work related to medical education and/or other areas of research in foundational, social, or behavioral sciences; maintain full working knowledge of the curriculum management software tools and varied use within medical education.

There is potential for a faculty appointment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

DO, MD or PhD in education, sciences, research and evaluation, instructional design or other equivalent discipline

Knowledge of statistics, educational psychometrics, computer databases, web-based educational processes, medical education, performance improvement, institutional research and student outcomes assessment

Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful record of scholarship demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and funded projects. (highly preferred)

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with education and credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 10% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at 

Contact Information

Apply online by 4/30/2021 at: 

Questions, contact:  Beth Longenecker, DO,  

Employer Profile

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Heritage College is where tomorrow’s primary care physicians and specialists learn, grow and go forward, trained to treat the whole patient, ready to serve every population and fully prepared to address the most pervasive medical needs of the state. The state’s only osteopathic medical school, our college was founded in 1975 at Ohio University’s campus in Athens, Ohio, and has since added campus locations in Warrensville Heights, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and in Dublin, Ohio, in partnership with OhioHealth. Student enrollment is approximately 250 per class, offering seven D.O. degree options.

Our faculty members provide excellence and innovation in the education of osteopathic physicians. We are committed to growing and transforming medical education through an environment that is committed to osteopathic philosophy, principles and practice. We are committed to the health care needs of the people of Ohio, and through research we strive to contribute to the biological, behavioral and clinical science knowledge base that is the foundation of osteopathic medical education and practice.


Ohio University

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.