ASSISTANT DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS, CLERKSHIPS
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Education and Academic
Scope of Job:
The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Clerkships is a key
member of the education leadership team. Reporting to the Associate
Dean for Educational Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Educational
Affairs, Clerkships is responsible for leading curricular
activities that reflect the vision, values and mission of the UTRGV
SOM. The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Clerkships
collaborates closely with the Associate Dean for Educational
Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs,
Pre-clerkships to structure the horizontal and vertical integration
of the overall UME curriculum. Together they work to promote
student success by ensuring all medical students achieve the
knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent,
compassionate physician leaders.
Description of Duties:
· Oversees the daily operations of the clinical clerkship
curriculum, which includes liaising closely with administrative
staff, faculty and leadership to ensure timely and cohesive
delivery of the curriculum.
· Assists in the design, delivery and management of the UME
clinical clerkship curriculum in alignment with LCME standards and
the Central Curriculum Authority Committee of UTRGV SOM
· Works closely with faculty and curriculum leadership to
co-create, implement and assess curricular innovations.
· Oversees all aspects related to the evaluation of the clinical
clerkship curriculum including student, faculty, resident and site
evaluations in collaboration with the Office of Evaluation,
Assessment and Quality Improvement.
· Identifies, supports, supervises and evaluates Clerkship
Directors and clinical educators participating in the clerkship
· Oversees and manages the clerkship budget.
· Continuously appraises the efficacy of the clerkship curriculum
in terms of attainment of competencies, appropriateness of
sequencing, adequacy of content, pedagogical methods, etc. in order
to promote meaningful curricular renewal.
· Recommends and implements high-impact, evidence-informed
curricular changes to restructure components of the current
curriculum and responds to concerns or suggestions from students,
faculty and staff.
· Partners with clerkship directors and clinical faculty to
implement revisions and updates to clinical curriculum.
· Recommends revisions and the development of clinical rotation
course offerings for MS years 3-4.
· Serves on CCAC and other committees related to the clinical
· Identifies, recruits, and develops clinical training sites for
third and fourth year rotations.
· In collaboration with Educational Affairs staff managers,
supervises clinical education clerkship coordinators to ensure
student rotation scheduling, clerkship curricular requirements, and
daily job duties have been met and provides input into annual
· Advises and oversees students in the scheduling of their third
and fourth year rotations through the Learning Management Software
· Works collaboratively with affiliated clinical sites in the
utilization of shared resources, faculty and administrative
expertise to ensure an optimal learning environment for clerkship
· Acts as main point of contact for students, faculty and
administrators for all issues related to the clinical clerkship
· In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, monitors and
addresses academic or disciplinary problems arising with third and
fourth year medical students.
· In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, assists in
the development and maintenance of postgraduate career planning and
advising program for medical students.
· Promotes the interests and welfare of the Office of Educational
Affairs (faculty, staff, and students) while building comraderies
and collegial team dynamics.
· Other duties as assigned.
General supervision from Associate Dean of Educational
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
MD or DO from an accredited university.
Four (4) years of leadership experience as an Assistant Dean,
Clerkship Director or Clinical Course Director in undergraduate
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills. Strong
planning, organizational and managerial skills. Effective team
building and team-based collaboration skills. Knowledge of current
national initiatives and innovations in medical education.
Knowledge of contemporary medical pedagogy in medical education;
experience in curriculum design, assessment and evaluation with a
focus on improving measurable student outcomes; demonstrated
commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity and
inclusion and an understanding of accreditation requirement in
medical Ability to design and work within complex systems.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/29798