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Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

Job Details

The University of Missouri School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for its Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (SADME). Based in Columbia, Missouri, this is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned medical education leader to enhance the undergraduate medical school experience. The SADME is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and ensuring adequate staff support of the MD program and LCME accreditation and compliance. Leading the Office of Medical Education, the SADME guides leaders responsible for curriculum and evaluation, student programs, regional clinical campuses, preadmissions programs, the simulation center, and LCME accreditation. Beyond administration, the SADME serves as a passionate advocate for education and education research, both within the medical school and throughout the academic health system, and is dedicated to shaping the future of medical education, promoting collaborative excellence, and ensuring a brighter future for physicians.

The University of Missouri School of Medicine was the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River. Today, the School of Medicine supports 128 medical students per class through its problem-based learning style of medical education that emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experience. The next SADME will be able to capitalize on this strong curricular foundation and lead the School of Medicine into its next chapter of educational excellence.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs/Dean of the School of Medicine, the next SADME will possess a strategic mindset, excel in collaboration, demonstrate innovation and growth, and exhibit exceptional communication skills. They will have a strong grasp of current trends in medical education and a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of academic medicine. The selected candidate must hold an MD/DO or PhD, be qualified for appointment as associate professor or above, and have a proven capacity to partner and collaborate with medical education leaders at both strategic and operational levels.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications (curriculum vitae and cover letter) should be directed in confidence electronically below.

Jay Torio and Jamie Sands are leading this search with Kelly McLaughlin, Erin Schwass, and Kory Kinman.

The University of Missouri System values the uniqueness of every individual and strives to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve excellence in learning, research, and engagement. This commitment makes Mizzou a better place to work, learn, and innovate.

Application materials should address experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s mission of teaching, research, and engagement.



The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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