A key member of the Dean's senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs shall provide senior leadership and strategic support in the concentrated areas of Academic and Faculty Affairs for all 1400 Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) faculty. Provides faculty human resources administration for the School of Medicine, including conflict resolution and mediation. Ensures the professional and career development of faculty through the development, auditing and regulation of academic medical career awareness and planning.
The Associate Dean oversees all academic searches, faculty recruitment, hiring compensation, and incentive management. Works closely with the Dean and other senior leadership regarding University and School of Medicine administrative policies. Fosters academic leadership development opportunities, including assisting with the orientation of new department chairs.
Serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the Dean of the School of Medicine on a broad range of Academic, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development programs and services.
Oversees and provides strategic direction for Academic and Faculty Affairs within School of Medicine, in accordance with established guidelines, university policies, faculty bylaws, OUWB constitution, and/or governmental regulations. Ensures that Academic and Faculty Affairs activities align with the mission and strategic priorities of School of Medicine.
Serves as a resource to and advocate for faculty and is responsible for administration and support of Faculty Development programs, developing and implementing programs to aid faculty recruitment and retention, supporting departmental plans to further individual instructional excellence, and leading initiatives that contribute to faculty mentoring and professional development.
Facilitates the development of new strategic goals and implementation of current goals of Academic and Faculty Affairs. Develops and provides oversight for academic partnerships in line with key strategic initiatives within the School of Medicine and the University. Monitors five-year strategic plan for academic and faculty affairs and the Center for Excellence in Medical Education.
Responsible for LCME accreditation standards including resources required to meet the standards specific to faculty affairs and faculty professional development.
In partnership with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, leads efforts that advance signature diversity programs and initiatives that align with the School's broad definition of diversity and its commitment to creating an inclusive academic and patient-centered care environment.
Oversees intervention, mediation and conflict resolution guidance for administrators, clinical department chairs and program directors on faculty human resources issues involving both Oakland University based and Beaumont based faculty. Facilitates and manages faculty issues of conflict.
Develops guidelines, academic professional development programming and recognition programs to facilitate and support excellence in teaching and research within the School of Medicine.
Serves as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, Committee on Committees and the Committee on Appointments Promotion and Tenure.
On an annual basis, ensures the faculty annual activity evaluation and goal setting processes are carried out including all adjustments to faculty salary, merit increases, professional development budgets, and workload.
On a bi-annual basis, ensures the 3-year evaluation of departments chairs is carried out.
Provides oversight and guidance for faculty recruitment, hiring, academic search processes, professional development, appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, annual, mid-period & post tenure reviews, faculty participation and mentoring programs. Reviews and approves all adjunct, instructor, assistant professor, and visiting faculty appointments for CAPT approval.
Directs the administration of the annual faculty interest survey and faculty climate surveys. Facilitates the establishment of standard operating procedures for faculty governance committees.
Works closely with Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Community Integration to facilitate effective faculty engagement.
Develops executive education programming where feasible. Develops guidelines, academic programming and recognition programs to facilitate and support excellence in scholarship within the School of Medicine.
Represents School of Medicine at the local and national level in the AAMC (American Association of Colleges).Additionally, candidates must have:
1. Minimum of ten years of experience in educational administration, and/or human resources. Five years management level experience, direct experience in administering both faculty and staff personnel programs. 2. History and record of successful leadership in Academic and Faculty Affairs and demonstrable success in linking best practices to key school of medicine goals and objectives. Record of success in fiscal stewardship of resources to achieve the mission and goals of the school. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and business partners. 3. Demonstrated strategic vision and insight with the ability to conceptualize organizational issues and develop strategic plans at all levels of the school of medicine. 4. Exhibited openness to exploring different ideas, creating solutions where all parties can see success and engaging colleagues across organizational lines. 5. Ability to lead and manage major institutional change initiatives and a demonstrated ability to understand and respond to the culture of the school of medicine 6. Transparent disposition and habit of collaboration; excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy; superb listening and influencing skills; flexibility and an ability to embrace ambiguity; ability to cultivate and sustain trust and credibility with colleagues; Excellent oral and written communication skills. 7. Demonstrated ability to effect change, empower people, influence others and successfully manage challenge and conflict. 8. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
For Physicians: M.D. or D.O. and board certification; For non-physicians Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent
Internal Number: 15533
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