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Associate Dean, Preclinical Education with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Job Description / Duties

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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 of Preclinical Education is an administrative position and shall be responsible to provide overall leadership and administrative oversight of the osteopathic educational programs that occur external to the clinical learning environment. Whereas the individual in this role will have an emphasis on Year 1 and Year 2 of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum, they have a responsibility to ensure that curricular principles are embedded through Years 1 through 4 of DO training and are consistent with requirements set forth by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, and in coordination with the Campus Deans, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and the Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation, is responsible to provide administrative leadership to innovate, develop, and ensure an integrated curriculum across three campuses and in compliance with accreditation standards. Provides leadership for faculty in the design, definition, and ongoing revision of the curriculum and in the development of educational policy consistent with the mission of the College.
a. Collaborate with Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation to identify improvements for curricular components or additions as identified by assessment reviews.
b. In partnership with the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, develop, implement, and evaluate a structured, integrated, longitudinal curriculum for implementation in clinical education, including a continuation of clinical skills training and required coursework support.

2. Oversee and manage preclinical education staff responsible for curriculum operations related to both student and faculty support. This includes the learning resource center and staff supporting day-to-day operations.

3. Participate in the selection and evaluation of faculty curricular leadership roles; oversee the development of course syllabi for the curriculum; in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, review evaluations of teaching performance of the faculty participating in the preclinical education program; collaborate with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs to identify requisite faculty development.

4. Oversee academic progress and milestones of individual students; collaborate with the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, and the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, for the responsibility for student guidance, counseling, and discipline and overall assessment of student progress and performance; collaborate with others to provide effective, timely student remediation as needed.

5. 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.

6. Remain current and knowledgeable in instructional design and methods; conduct scholarly work related to medical education and/or other areas of research in basic sciences, 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

Minimum of six (6) years of teaching, with administrative, supervisory, and/or program development experience in a medical school or a teaching hospital

Leadership experience in undergraduate medical education (UME) or graduate medical education (GME) programs

Evidence of increased leadership and management responsibilities over human and fiscal resources

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with programmatic (COCA) and institutional Higher Learning Commission accreditation requirements

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

Isaac Kirstein, D.O.,      

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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.