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

Job Description / Duties

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

This position can be located on any one of the Heritage College Campuses (Athens, Dublin or Cleveland).

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 4/30/21.

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Position Summary:

The successful candidate for the Associate Dean, Clinical Education will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education, and in coordination with the Campus Deans, the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and the Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation, is responsible to provide administrative leadership to innovate, develop, and ensure an integrated curriculum in compliance with accreditation standards.
Collaborate with Associate Dean for Assessment, Quality and Accreditation to identify improvements for curricular components or additions as identified by assessment reviews.

In partnership with the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education, develop, implement, and evaluate a structured, integrated, longitudinal curriculum for implementation in the clinical learning environment, including a successful plan for transition from UME to GME.

Act as a liaison with affiliated clinical education institutions, including development of partner relationships, recruitment and retention of clinical preceptors, and the management and development of clinical rotations.

Review evaluations of teaching performance of clinical education sites and teaching faculty participating in the clinical education program; collaborate with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs to identify requisite faculty development and supervise staff responsible for implementation.

Provide regular training and educational activities for faculty, staff and administration, including clinical education summits.

Oversee and manage UME clinical education operations, including Clinical Assistant Deans and administrative staff to support clinical divisions.

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

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.

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:

D.O. or M.D.

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

Consistent history of serving on and/or leading project teams or committees

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

Bill Burke, 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.