Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education

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Job ID: EB-6396594899
Job Title: Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education
Location: Greeley, CO

Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education
Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Northern Colorado

A unique opportunity to transform medical education in Northern Colorado as the Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education of the University of Northern Colorado College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNC COM), a new college at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) located in Greeley, CO. Designated an “All-American City,” Greeley is Ranked Top 15 Happiest Cities in the United States.

The University of Northern Colorado was founded as a Normal School in 1889 to meet the need for educators in Greeley and Northern Colorado. 134 years later, UNC finds itself well-positioned to meet another distinct set of needs in the community and region. The proposed UNC COM would become the third medical college in Colorado and help the state alleviate its shortage of physicians (only 35% of Colorado’s need for physicians is currently being met), particularly in rural and underserved communities.

To help meet this critical challenge, the proposed UNC COM is pleased to launch a national search for its Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education to assist the Founding Dean in leading this not-for-profit enterprise through development, accreditation, and on to the goal of becoming a world-class center of learning and medical education. As a key part of the UNC COM leadership team, the Associate Dean will position the UNC COM to meet the workforce needs of the state and region, positively contributing to the strength, health, and prosperity of Greeley, Weld County, and the state.

As a doctoral research university, UNC fosters an engaging, enriching educational experience that prepares graduates for successful careers that positively impact the communities in which they live. UNC is currently in Applicant Status with the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation and will proceed to Candidate Status in June 2024. The initial class of students will matriculate in fall 2026. With only 41 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States—only six of which are at public universities—UNC COM would be joining a select group of D.O. colleges that would attract students from not just Colorado and the region, but across the country. The Associate Dean is expected to be hired in spring 2024 and must be under contract prior to June 1, 2024.

Professional Qualifications:
  • PhD, MD, DO, EdD, MD/PhD, or other equivalent degree.
  • Knowledge of and experience with application of active learning methodologies and competency-based medical education principles.
  • Experience with undergraduate medical education accreditation processes.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in teaching, educational design and evaluation, scholarly activity, and academic leadership in a medical education setting appropriate for the position.
Application Instructions:

For immediate and confidential consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV and a letter of interest. Qualified and interested candidates should submit their interest by Friday, March 1, 2024. All inquiries should be sent to Eric Dickerson: ericd@kbic.com and/or academicmedicine@kbic.com

Contact Information:
Eric Dickerson
Managing Director & Sr. Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5245 – Direct
Email: ericd@kbic.com and/or academicmedicine@kbic.com

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials. UNC offers competitive pay and a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.

UNC has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNC. UNC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. In accordance with established laws, the University prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, or political affiliation for employees in all aspects of employment and for students in academic programs and activities.