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Associate Dean for Admissions - UGA School of Medicine


Position Summary

The Associate Dean for Admissions is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and oversight of the admissions process for the University of Georgia ( UGA ) School of Medicine. This key leadership position is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all admission policies and procedures including efficient systems and processes that are grounded in evidence-based best practices to ensure the recruitment of a highly qualified and diverse medical student body. The Associate Dean for Admissions maintains the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, is a member of the Dean’s leadership team, and collaborates with various stakeholders to create and implement a strategic admissions plan that aligns with the medical school’s mission, vision, and values.

The position is a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application packet should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1935P

Working Title

Associate Dean for Admissions - UGA School of Medicine

Department

AU/UGA MedPart-Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the University of Georgia partnered to create a four-year medical school campus in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/ UGA Medical Partnership has been educating physicians in Athens since 2010.

On February 13, 2024, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia authorized the University of Georgia to establish a new, independently accredited School of Medicine in Athens. The UGA School of Medicine will build on the success of the AU/ UGA Medical Partnership and is currently seeking LCME accreditation.

College/Unit/Department website

https://medicine.uga.edu/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

09/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

04/01/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assoc/Asst Dean AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
  • MD, PhD, EdD, or equivalent degree.
Additional Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in medical student admissions at LCME -accredited medical school or ACGME residency program recruitment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in medical school leadership, e.g. residency director, clerkship director, asst/assoc dean, etc.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • MD or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with AMCAS application processing software.
  • Proven track record of managing and implementing a successful medical school admissions program.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Knowledge of LCME accreditation and accountability standards for medical student admissions.
  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate procedures related to medical student admissions.
  • Ability to establish Office of Admission’s goals and objectives that support the UGA School of Medicine mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, networking, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and strategic planning skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and a commitment to data-driven decision-making.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical conduct and compliance.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Oversee the entire admissions process for the UGA School of Medicine, from recruitment to application review and decision notification.
  • Develop, manage, and refine a holistic process of evaluating, interviewing, and selecting qualified applicants.
  • Develop and implement a strategic student recruitment and admissions plan that attracts highly qualified and diverse medical student applicants.
  • Assess market trends and conduct external benchmarking.
  • Identify ways to innovate and continuously improve and streamline the student recruitment and admissions process.
  • Analyze and interpret data for internal use to ensure Office of Admissions goals are being achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with all LCME standards regarding admissions and enrollment.
  • Provide ongoing education and programmatic support to admissions committee members and interviewers regarding school policies, accreditation standards, and institutional priorities.
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of the staff in the Office of Admissions.
  • Administer office’s operational budget and ensure funds are being expended appropriately.
  • Contribute to the instruction, scholarship, and service needs of the School of Medicine as appropriate.
Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents

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