Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

New Mexico, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (the COM) at New Mexico State University, a private college of osteopathic medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites nominations, inquiries and applications for Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

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

Key Knowledge, and Abilities that the Senior Associate Dean Should Bring include a knowledge of current practices in the administration and theory of programs/services in Academic Affairs; budget preparation; and instructional evaluation processes.

The Senior Associate Dean must have the ability to:

  • Design and evaluate curriculum
  • Plan, direct and evaluate programs and/or services
  • Lead, guide and develop 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

Required Education/Experience includes: 

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree
  • 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
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies to address long-term opportunities                                                                    

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (The COM) at New Mexico State University is one of the newest medical colleges in the United States and the only one with a mission focused on healthcare in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.  Although the COM is a private and free-standing college that is not a part of New Mexico State University (NMSU), it is very closely affiliated with NMSU, is located on the NMSU campus, and students enjoy the student life and campus community benefits that come with a major public research university.

Among the tools and resources available to students at Burrell are: a state-of-the-art simulation center, incorporating both standardized patients and high-fidelity mannequins and evaluation systems; a complete medical library; a hybrid gross and virtual anatomy lab, including MRI, CT and other medical imaging; and an OMM facility, led by professional, university experienced clinicians. The COM has developed a large clinical clerkship network, with sites in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and the Space Coast region of Florida. These experiences vary from the core general medicine and surgery basics to electives in fields as specialized as cardiology, anesthesiology and radiation oncology. Similarly, the COM is facilitating the development of numerous residency opportunities throughout the region that include this spectrum of practice, from Family Medicine and Psychiatry in Las Cruces to Urology and Anesthesiology in El Paso, to name just a very few. The COM’s physical location in the Land of Enchantment and City of Dreams permits a wealth of outdoor experiences and adventures on both sides of the border in a culture of joy and passion for life.

To express interest, please submit directly to Burrell’s search partner, Anthem Executive. Review of letters of interest and nominations will continue until the position is filled; however, completed applications should be received as quickly as possible, for optimal and full consideration.

Interested parties should include their curriculum vitae and a letter of application describing their relevant experiences and interest in the position to:

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

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