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Assistant Dean-Managers

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Human Medicine Dean 10022430
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Academic Management, 1/2 Time (50-64.9%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Program Evaluation. The Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Program Evaluation role is within the Office of Academic Affairs and reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (SADAA). This part-time, 0.5 FTE role will be focused on leading program evaluation for the MD degree program with a special emphasis on the college’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts to conform with the required standards. This leader will organize and implement a longitudinal CQI program for LCME accreditation and support the college’s LCME self-study and site visit. The assistant dean will also design and lead the program evaluation effort for the MD degree in collaboration with curriculum leaders. In addition, the assistant dean will partner with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the ACGME accreditation process. The assistant dean will collaborate closely with the dean, dean’s staff, department chairs, and Academic Affairs leadership.

The assistant dean will:

  • Design and lead the program evaluation effort for the MD degree in collaboration with curriculum leaders, experts in the Assessment Office, the Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD), and faculty and staff in the college community.
  • Oversee the LCME and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation processes, including preparing required reports and other documents for annual reporting and accreditation reviews. 
  • In collaboration with the SADAA, provide leadership and oversight in conducting the LCME institutional self-study, including setting timelines, providing leadership to the committees, developing reports, and overseeing the preparation of draft and final submissions of all required documents.
  • Partner with programmatic leadership to evaluate their program components and structures and oversee program improvements identified during the evaluation process. The program evaluation component includes managing the CQI monitoring plan and annual reports by programmatic units. The assistant dean will be engaged in all aspects of the medical education program to ensure consistency with accreditation requirements.
  • Analyze and communicate trends, outcomes, strengths, and weaknesses pertinent to accreditation to CHM leadership.
  • Work with CHM leadership and faculty to develop and/or update policies required by accrediting bodies.
  • Provide leadership to the design and management of the student outcomes performance database and write/present the educational outcomes report.
  • In partnership with Assessment Office’s statistical analyst, lead, oversee and implement the college-specific surveys, including student experience surveys and graduate follow-up surveys. The assistant dean will serve as the primary investigator, creating and presenting reports, and interacting with students and colleagues on revisions.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Assessment on the collection and analysis of data to assist in leading the comprehensive, integrated and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and related elements.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education to monitor curricular endpoint competencies, learning objectives, teaching modalities, and their integration with assessment modalities for all curricular units.
  • Collaborate with the Director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development on the collection and analysis of data to assist with assessment and improvement of the medical program.
  • Partner with the Director of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation process.
  • Partner with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the ACGME accreditation process for graduate programs. Support the research and scholarship efforts of the college as they pertain to medical education, including preparing data, collaborating, and/or acting as an honest broker for faculty research.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have significant experience with medical education and LCME/ACGME accreditation requirements and process.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated record of managing large and complex projects, leadership experience, scholarship, and strong prior work with program evaluation and quality improvement. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to flex priorities and effort.

Required Application Materials

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity
  • Names of Three References

Special Instructions

Interested individuals should apply online at For internal candidates, please note that candidates within fixed term faculty (Ast/Asc/Full Professor) may apply for consideration. Application materials to be uploaded must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position, including previous administrative and program evaluation experience as well as accomplishments in teaching, curriculum design or research; a statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant).  To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by June 15, 2023.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in education, research, outreach, clinical service, community service, and community collaborations in alignment with the college mission to educate exemplary physicians and scholars, to discover and disseminate new knowledge, to provide service at home and abroad, and to respond to the needs of the medically underserved. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture that the CHM Academic Affairs Clinical Experiences Unit endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people, which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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