Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

New Mexico, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (SAD) has responsibility for implementation and coordination of all academic functions within the College as assigned by the Dean. The SAD provides curricular oversight, assures compliance with related accreditation standards, and oversees the delivery of academic support functions to the College.  The SAD assists in the planning, direction and management of the Academic Affairs Department, which includes the divisions listed below. The SAD provides leadership for the development and implementation of academic initiatives, and the ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of existing programs, technology and services.  The SAD promotes and fosters an effective learning environment conducive to academic excellence, including clinical and affiliated graduate medical education training programs. The SAD supports the faculty hiring, promotion and development functions. This position supervises the positions of Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Education, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs, Assistant Dean of Evaluation and Assessment, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Director of the Library. This position reports to the Chief Academic Officer/Dean.



Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee instruction and academic content of all curricular components and coordinate curricular organization and delivery of the medical curriculum.
  • Provide mentoring, training, and support for other faculty to improve instruction across the curriculum.
  • Advise, develop and monitor curriculum, materials and related student evaluation process.
  • Analyze class and program needs of the College; recommend the retention, deletion or modification of courses.
  • Develop and coordinate program and course schedules, faculty assignments and assessment schedules.
  • Approve and recommend to the curriculum committee/Dean, the selection of educational materials and equipment.
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to integrate the clinical and biomedical sciences into the complete curriculum of the college and assist with the integration of Osteopathic Principles and Practices.
  • Develop and manage the Academic Affairs Department budget; provide leadership in strategic planning and budget development; develop and recommend budget requests for operational, capital, revenue and grant funds; administer approved budgets from all funding sources in accordance with college, district and/or agency guidelines’; approve related purchases.
  • With participation from Chairs and Faculty, recruit, interview and recommend faculty candidates, for employment.
  • Work with Chairs and Promotions Committee (as appropriate), to evaluate faculty and to provide input on faculty promotion (as evaluation suggests).
  • Ensure faculty development for faculty, including on-site and off-site training for didactic teaching, to potentially include coordination of curriculum delivery at distant locations. Ensure faculty development supports a scholarly approach to developing medical education.  Support faculty education programs that elevate the skills of faculty to meet organizational objectives and nationally accepted accreditation standards and requirements. 
  • Provide reports to the Dean, as requested, to include, but not limited to, those needed for program evaluation and accreditation, monitoring and evaluation of programs/services, addressing of success in meeting learning outcomes, and participate in generating the institutional outcomes and effectiveness report to the community and COCA.
  • Develop, implement and advise on academic policies and procedures
  • Promote the mission of Burrell to the faculty, staff, students and community at large.
  • Promote effective and productive working relationships among faculty, staff and students, and act as a liaison between faculty and students.
  • Serve on Burrell committees as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


Knowledge of:

  • Current practices in the administration and theory of programs/services in Academic Affairs
  • Administration, staff development and program development
  • Budget preparation
  • Instructional evaluation processes


Ability to:

  • Design and evaluate curriculum
  • Plan, direct and evaluate programs and/or services
  • Supervise assigned staff
  • Coordinate activities with a variety of college staff and departments
  • Prepare and administer budgets
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Establish cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties



  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree required.
  • Seven years’ experience in undergraduate medical education
  • Distinguished record of academic scholarship and research.
  • Held equivalent academic administrative position for at least three years.
  • Experience in accreditation, curricular development, faculty evaluation, and strategic planning; Familiarity with COCA and/or LCME accreditation standards and processes.
  • Strong team leadership and communication skills, excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Innovative and creative ideas for success in a changing landscape of research funding; experience evaluating research proposals.
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • An ability to develop and implement strategies to address long-term opportunities.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of resumes is scheduled to begin immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE.


Applications should be submitted by electronic submission (online application via MyStaffingPro) to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Human Resources, see link below or visit the Career Opportunities page on the Burrell website.


Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process.  BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experience to apply.