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Associate Dean Clinical Affairs

Des Moines University
West Des Moines, Iowa
Commensurate with experience.
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. The position of Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will oversee all aspects of student clinical activities including 3rd- and 4th-year clinical rotation management. The position requires oversight and execution of academic, administrative, financial and public relation functions of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Clinical Affairs department that includes recruitment of new sites, student placement at clinical rotation sites, assisting in preceptor professional development, securing/renewing affiliation agreements, and ensuring compliance with Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) standards related to student clinical rotations. This position will oversee the Clinical Affairs staff and will provide direction of continuous quality improvement plans. This position reports directly to the COM Dean and is subject to an administrative contract.

What you’ll do:

Oversight and supervision of all 3rd and 4th year clinical clerkships process and participants including: providing clerkship assessments & feedback of both student and preceptor managing the delivery of post-rotation exams leading monthly Clerkship Directors’ meetings updating annually clerkship policies, guidelines, and student handbook materials

Develop strategies and policies to support students’ successful preparation for board examinations.

Responsible for initiation and follow-up of any disciplinary action for 3rd and 4th year students in coordination with the Dean’s Office. 

Develop action plans for these students requiring disciplinary or remediation action.

Responsible for continued tracking of 3rd- and 4th-year students towards meeting all graduation requirements including a review of preceptor grading and determining rotation final grades. 

What we’re looking for:

M.D. or D.O. degree

Certified by an AOA, ABMS or recognized equivalent Board Certification organization in the field of medical practice.

Five years of experience teaching medical students or residents on clinical rotations or in a classroom setting.

Leadership/management experience required.

Financial/budgetary oversite experience preferred.

Must possess a valid state license and be eligible to gain license to practice in the State of Iowa.

Total Rewards:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well!  Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit to learn more about our benefits. 


Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs.

In 2023 Des Moines University (DMU) relocated to a new 88-acre campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. This state-of-the-art campus includes technology-rich, flexible education spaces that support innovative teaching methods and connect faculty and students across all of our programs.  Our new research facilities include a vibrant and spacious open laboratory, designed to foster collaboration and innovation.

Required Documents:

Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Affairs   

Status:  Exempt

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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