50%+ position (as part of 1.0 FTE). 12 month, annually renewable P&A appointment (standard for all leadership positions). Associate Dean (Job Code 9312)
The Associate Dean plays an important leadership role in promoting faculty development, enhancing diversity, and advancing scholarship. She/he must have the ability to exercise sound and fair judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures; superior interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain trusted working relationships with faculty members and all levels of personnel; demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty leaders; recognition by the faculty as a role model; and effective, clear and concise oral and written communication skills. The Associate Dean reports to the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs for responsibilities in the areas of faculty development, mentoring and diversity and to the Dean for the areas of promotion and tenure and faculty grievance. The Associate Dean’s responsibilities include:
Oversee and direct the Medical School Office of Faculty Affairs. Manage the appointment process for new, affiliate and adjunct faculty.Work with department leadership to ensure that all new faculty are appointed at the appropriate level.Oversee faculty annual appraisals as well as Post Tenure and Special Reviews. Advise faculty and medical school and department leadership on University and Board of Regents policies relating to faculty. Ensure that these processes add value and are structured efficiently.
Manage the promotions and tenure process. Act as ex-officio to the Medical School promotions and tenure committee; manage abbreviated dossier intake and review. Advise faculty on promotion readiness, lead trainings on dossier preparation, develop and author correspondence for the Medical School Dean on both approved and denied promotion bids.
Collaborate with the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs, department leadership and UMP to ensure that appropriate processes are in place for the development of faculty across the continuum of their careers. Identify and foster effective open recruitment processes, orient new faculty, provide mentoring and developmental opportunities at all career stages, facilitate end-of-career options.Advise Medical School leadership on issues related to career progression and retention.
Oversee faculty development and faculty mentoring programs in collaboration with the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs.Maintain current programmatic offerings while developing new programs to support the Dean’s strategic goals for the Medical School.
Advise Medical School leadership on issues such as equity and diversity and develop strategies to support the Medical school goal of increasing faculty diversity.
Manage faculty governance processes, chair meetings of the Faculty Assembly, provide guidance to the Faculty Advisory Council, and ensure appropriate Medical School representation on Campus governance committees.
Facilitate conflict resolution for faculty; represent the Medical School in informal and formal faculty grievance proceedings working with the Vice Deans for Clinical Affairs and Research as appropriate. Establish and maintain working relationships with AHC Human Resources, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of Conflict Resolution, and the Office of the General Council.
Represent the Medical School at the national, campus, and AHC levels on policy issues relating to the appointment and development of faculty.
Facilitate central management of faculty honors and awards, including internal and external opportunities. This includes notification to faculty of available awards and the active identification of qualified candidates for each award and guiding them towards application, working collaboratively with the Executive Vice Dean and the Vice Dean for Research on awards pertaining to research.
Credentials for appointment to a senior faculty position in the Medical School are required. Experience in faculty and leadership development, mentoring, promotion and tenure, and faculty governance is preferred.
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