Associate Dean of Quality
Assurance and Accreditation
University of Medicine and
Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Location is full time in St.
Position Start Date:
September 1, 2021
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences, a modern state
of the art medical school on the Island of St. Kitts, is seeking a
candidate that must have significant experience as an administrator
at a medical school, preferably in the United States, Canada, or
the U.K. The Associate Dean of Quality Assurance and
Accreditation will oversee and be responsible for compliance and
quality improvement activities of the University of Medicine and
Health Sciences medical education program in St. Kitts. The
candidate should have significant experience in maintaining and
ensuring compliance with LCME and ACCM accreditation standards
(both as written and applied). The candidate will also be
responsible to ensure that the University is in compliance with St.
Kitts and ACCM accreditation standards as well as various State
Approvals, and will assist in any future accreditations or state
The candidate will develop compliance monitoring systems,
collect and analyze data, and provide recommendations for quality
improvement. The Associate Dean will also assist in
developing the annual institutional Self Study and Database, which
are required by multiple accreditors, as well as various
states). The Associate Dean will interact with
Administration as well as appropriate faculty on an ongoing basis.
The position serves on the strategic planning committee.
As such, the position develops measurable metrics and assessment
tools to evaluate the quality of educational activities and student
experience on an ongoing basis. Finally, the position will
assist in the development and carrying out of short and long-range
planning goals related to compliance and quality.
The candidate will possess a broad knowledge of health
professions including educational concepts, curriculum, and
competencies of undergraduate medical education. In addition,
the position will require a broad knowledge of campus and
university policies and processes. Finally, the candidate
will need knowledge of relevant US Federal and St. Kitts’s laws and
regulations including national accrediting organizations and state
and federal licensing and regulatory offices.
The candidate must have a history of training in LCME/ACCM and
higher education accreditation processes. The candidate
should have significant experience in maintaining and ensuring
compliance with LCME and ACCM accreditation standards both as
written and applied. The candidate must have demonstrated
experience in developing continuous quality improvement systems and
procedures. Also, the candidate must have the ability to
collaborate within and across health professions to integrate/
coordinate program activities and resolve problems.
The candidate must have demonstrated experience in effectively
managing multiple priorities in a complex, challenging environment
and adaptability and flexibility in handling change. In
addition, the candidate the ability to organize program operations
and sites in an efficient and effective manner through improving
health professions education program processes, procedures, and
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience preferably in a US medical
- Possess an M.D. or Ph.D. in a science field with additional
training in education administration having responsibility for
accreditation and quality control.
- The candidate shall report to and serve at the pleasure of the
Dean of Basic Science Program with a dotted line to the Provost
(Chief Academic Officer). Depending upon the candidate there may be
opportunity to teach and assist the Dean in other administrative
- Verbal and written communication skills to effectively
communicate through all mediums and with all groups is a must.
- The candidate needs in-depth knowledge of educational software
and technologies to support continuous accreditation, including
curriculum mapping and compliance monitoring systems.
Salary will be based on training and
Interested applicants should send a
recent resume to
and as well to firstname.lastname@example.org
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