Campus Dean

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Job Summary:

The VCOM-Louisiana Campus Dean oversees the academic operations for the Louisiana Campus of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, manages the financial resources related to academic operations on the Louisiana Campus, and assures implementation and assessment of the VCOM Long Range Plan (LRP) on the Louisiana Campus.


The Campus Dean oversees the undergraduate medical education operations on the Louisiana Campus and in the affiliated clinical sites.The oversight includes the faculty and staff performance, assurance of excellent academic outcomes, and the success of the academic teaching and research programs on the VCOM-Louisiana Campus.

Job Duties:

Oversees VCOM – Louisiana Campus academic programs and operations, including the OMS 1-4 curriculum.

Oversees the Associate Deans for Clinical Years to assure the development and maintenance of affiliated clinical sites that provide clinical rotations in Louisiana and the surrounding area.

Oversees the recruitment and retention of faculty/staff for the Louisiana Campus.

Oversees the faculty development process for the Louisiana Campus faculty to assure academic growth.

Oversees the implementation, delivery and periodic review of the curriculum on the Louisiana Campus so that VCOM’s curriculum meets national standards for quality.

Provides budgetary authority and oversight of funds through oversight of the development of the academic budget on the VCOM Louisiana Campus and the management and assurances to maintain the approved budget on the campus.

Oversees the academic operations on the Louisiana Campus.

b. Oversees the implementation of VCOM policies and procedures as they relate to academic operations (College Catalog, Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook).

Required Qualifications:

Education: D.O. degree from an AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredited college of osteopathic medicine.

Licensure or certification: Must have a valid medical license. Must not have any negative action on the medical license in any state in which a medical license is held or had been held.

Must have attained AOA board certification in his/her specialty during his or her career.

Experience: Must have at least five years of progressive academic administrative leadership experience in higher education,

ideally in a college of osteopathic medicine, that includes

budget management authority. Must have a history of at least five to ten years patient care experience in his/her specialty.

Skills required for this position: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

 Strong team player

Commitment to company values

Basic computer proficiency

Preferences are given to applicants who have the following skills or attributes:

Proven experience as a leader in medical education or related field.

Prior experience in an administrative role (Chair, Associate Dean, DME, Program Director, etc.) with experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate osteopathic medical education.

Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Regular, reliable or predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

Working Conditions and Efforts:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The position requires a rapid pace, some days with long hours to meet expectations, long distance driving to rural sites, and the ability to organize, interpret, and utilize a large volume of information.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to ambulate (may be with use of assisted devices); sit, stand (or accommodate for standing); use hands and vision for teaching; use office equipment such as computers; speak to large and small groups of individuals for teaching; perform moderate telephone and poly-com communication/usage; occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; drive distances up to six hours per day and to fly on occasion to other campuses or national academic meetings.

Work environment: Office environment. Outside travel required 50% of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. The pace of the work requires a rapid pace to synthesize and organize large volumes of material, while prioritizing duties.

This position is classified as an exempt position under the Executive exemption status because the primary function of the candidate/employee is managing several positions and is also an Administrative Officer of the College.

Employment with VCOM is “at-will”.  This means employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by the employee or by VCOM, with or without cause, with appropriate notice at any time.  Nothing in this position description or any other policy of VCOM shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way, the “at-will” employment status of VCOM employees.

VCOM Core Values: The employee is expected to adhere to all VCOM policies.  As the environment is a professional college, VCOM faculty / staff are expected to dress and behave in a professional manner at work. VCOM faculty / staff are expected as VCOM employees, to be a person who obeys all laws and professional expectations of an upstanding citizen of the community.  VCOM expects all employees to maintain a positive attitude in all working relationships with all VCOM departments, employees, medical students, prospective medical students, interns, and residents and to treat all other engaged in the duties of the employment, with mutual respect.

I am notified that the College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

I have been made aware of the College’s most recent campus safety report, the location of the college policies and procedures document, and the appropriate handbook for my position.  I recognize my responsibility to be aware of the policies and procedures and I am in agreement to follow the policies and procedures as written.

I have read and understand this explanation and job description.  I also understand that the job duties and description or the existence of the need for the position may be changed at any time as required by the College where growth of the institution or change in direction for the institution may change the duties of my department or the need for the position.



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