Regional Assistant Dean
Campus Northern Region – Wheeling, Weirton, Steubenville
Summary: The Regional Assistant Dean will
monitor the progress and performance of students based within
his/her Statewide Campus (SWC) region during years three and four
of the curriculum. The osteopathic physician in this position
serves as the chief academic, administrative, financial and public
relations liaison for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic
Medicine (WVSOM) at a specific SWC region. This position
reports to the Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical
Specific Job Functions:
SWC Regional Assistant Dean is expected to perform the following
tasks in his/her region:
- Represent WVSOM within the region, advocate for WVSOM and
WVSOM’s curriculum, and represent the school’s position on various
issues. Serve as the liaison between WVSOM and clinical faculty,
clinical departments, hospital and clinic administration.
- Develop strong hospital and ambulatory rotations, including
training sites for required rotations (such as internal medicine),
and electives. Primary approval of all student schedules
following WVSOM curriculum, policies and procedures. Develop
strong clinical teaching sites for years 3 and 4 students and
collaborate with WVSOM’s Office of Postgraduate Education to
develop strong clinical teaching sites for interns and
- Develop and direct various didactic programs including clinical
case conferences, journal club, small group discussions, and
professional development seminars and lectures.
- Assist and advise students as needed regarding matters such as
academic performance, professionalism, personal issues, career
plans, etc. Be a mentor for students. Maintains and
processes records documenting these interactions.
- Monitor clinical faculty teaching skills. Recruit new clinical
faculty and clinical training locations. Educate clinical
faculty about WVSOM and the SWC program and its mission, goals,
objectives, and policies and procedures. Review evaluations
of faculty and programs, and (in collaboration with the SWC
Regional Director) develop and implement an appropriate plan of
action in response to any deficiencies.
- Assist the WVSOM Director of Faculty Development in arranging
faculty development programs in the SWC region and provide teaching
faculty with information on clinical education teaching.
- Supervises the SWC Regional Director who also supervises the
SWC Administrative Assistant in the specific region.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
State’s policies, institutional guidelines, and applicable
laws. Ensures that all employees are motivated and guided to
contribute fully to the realization of WVSOM’s mission, vision,
goals, and objectives.
- Develop and oversee budgetary function for the region.
- Attend to other related duties as assigned by the Associate
Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education or the Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Dean of WVSOM.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful
candidate must be an Osteopathic Physician with a valid medical
license for West Virginia or the ability to successfully
obtain. The candidate will also have administrative or
demonstrated leadership experience for this full-time
position. A valid driver’s license is required for weekly
Position: This is a full-time
non-classified position with full state benefits and is exempt from
FLSA provisions regarding overtime. Salary is commensurate
with education and experience. Not all activities of this
position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and
will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Weekly travel
and some overnight travel is required. This position requires the
successful candidate report to the appropriate SWC Regional Office
or other assigned locations within the SWC Region daily. The
SWC Regional Assistant Dean position does not allow for remote or
hybrid options due to the requirements of the position.
This position has been designated as essential. This means that
when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in
such positions may be required to remain at their work location or
to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at
Compensation: WVSOM offers an excellent benefit
package. Salary range commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum Starting Salary: $185,000.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://www.wvsom.edu/employment.
Applications are considered confidential. The search committee
will begin its review of applications upon receipt.
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal
opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among
its faculty and staff.