Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine

The Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine, under the supervision of the Dean, is directly responsible for the leadership, development, supervision, and assessment of clinical medicine education through planning, directing, and the implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Clinical Medicine that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students.


  • Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  • Provide leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of the clinical, standardized and simulated education offerings of ACHE.
  • Clinical work, as assigned, at local hospitals, clinics, or other medical service providers for the purpose of developing and maintaining clinical skills and instructing and supervising students of the College in their clinical rotations.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Department’s faculty and staff annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Dean, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition of the faculty and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the faculty members.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Plan, develop, and manage the Department’s budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for ACHE, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  • Assign, direct, coordinate and integrate Department’s faculty teaching and clinical services schedule and load consistent with college policy.
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a component of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of ACHE meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency required.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a group leader and group member; team player.
  • Participate in preparation of grant proposals and academic evaluative reports.
  • Enhance individual teaching effectiveness by consulting with individual faculty to facilitate growth in appropriate pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment of student learning.
  • Work with the Academic Administration on delivery of faculty development for all Full-Time, Part-Time, and Adjunct Clinical faculty of ACHE.
  • Advance the perceived value of and output of research and scholarly activity among the faculty and students of ACHE through leadership, mentorship and participation.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Provide service to the college community and students through serving on ARCOM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students, participating in community outreach events, international medical events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the college in fulfilling its mission and vision through teaching, academic administrative duties, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  • Advance the prestige of ACHE through advancement of and avocation for its mission, values, and goals.
  • Advance the prestige of the college through scholarly publication and research.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  • Three years (3) academic experience as a full time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, Academic Health Care Teaching Center or a full time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education Program.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in a clinical, professional, research or educational settings.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in a professional, research or educational setting.
  • Strong skills pertinent to teamwork, communication, staff management and supervision, analytic problem solving, and education advocacy.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years (3-5) academic experience as a full-time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, Academic Health Care Teaching Center or five years (5) experience as a full time faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardized laboratory settings and in clinical settings for students and residents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills.


Communication and Comprehension

ACHE is in full compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the college.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels.
  • Ability to understand oral and written information, using the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into effective forms of communication.
  • Ability to make decisions which range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work environment, as well as outside contributors.
  • Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE to a variety of business and community customers and associates.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Problem Solving

  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.
  • Expertise in negotiation.
  • Experience with scholarly publication and research.

Physical and Sensory Abilities

  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • May require significant travel or work away from campus.
  • Requires attendance at events representing ACHE both within as well as outside of the college setting.
  • Frequently required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
  • Frequently required to see for purposes of reading matter.
  • Frequently required to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • Occasionally required to lift items in a normal office environment.
  • Frequently required to operate office and presentation equipment.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or

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