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Regional Assistant Dean - Statewide Campus Northern Region

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medi
West Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time
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Regional Assistant Dean
Statewide Campus Northern Region – Wheeling, Weirton, Steubenville OH   

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 Education.


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 residents.
  • 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 regional travel. 


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 WVSOM.


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  

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.

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