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Executive Associate Dean for Education and Improvement

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Position Details

Title Executive Associate Dean for Education and Improvement
Specific Title
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Dean's Office
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a visionary leader to serve as the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Improvement. This role is a unique opportunity to provide vision and strategic leadership for the full depth and breadth of the School’s education mission, and to fully implement our system of continuous improvement to accelerate and drive institutional outcomes. Across the IUSM nine campus system, the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Improvement is responsible for the Office of Medical Student Education which includes medical student affairs; Admissions and Financial Aid Services; the Office of Graduate Medical Education; the Office of Continuing Medical Education; the Ruth Lilly Medical Library; and the IUSM Health Professions and Pre-Doctoral Programs. In addition, this position will integrate and unify current IUSM efforts in continuous improvement to enhance strategic planning, the annual strategic plan, departmental reviews and reporting, executive incentive plans and compliance with relevant LCME standards and requirements.
The vision of the Indiana University School of Medicine is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. Our mission is to advance health in the State of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research and patient care. We are the only allopathic medical school in Indiana and a national leader and innovator in medical education, research, and clinical care. IUSM is the largest medical school in the U.S. and educates nearly 1,600 medical and graduate students on nine campuses. Additionally, over 1,100 residents and fellows complete their graduate medical education in one of IUSM’s 88 accredited residency or fellowship programs. The faculty community numbers over 2,300 full-time plus greater than 3,200 part-time and volunteer faculty across the state. In 2015-2016, IUSM faculty were awarded 1,485 research grants, totaling more than $320 million.
IUSM provides an interdisciplinary scientific and learning environment with many multidisciplinary centers and state-of-the-art facilities. IUSM’s major clinical partner, IU Health, operates an organized system of care across 15 hospitals that offers unmatched potential for clinical, educational, and research collaborations.
• Lead a team of medical education leaders to ensure the delivery of a uniformly outstanding educational experience across all campuses and educational programs that prepares professionals for high-value, team-based and population-focused care
• Foster the use of innovative technologies and approaches to enhance instruction, learning and competency assessment
• Develop new degrees, certifications, fellowships and continuing medical education to meet Indiana’s workforce needs
• Provide support services that maximize learner well-being and professional success
• Ensure adherence to and maintenance of accreditation status and participation in institutional self-study and reporting processes to the LCME, ACGME, and ACCME
• Assess the scope and effectiveness of current efforts to employ improvement and innovation practices across the enterprise
• Develop a plan to implement improvement science in mission areas currently lacking a robust approach
• Coordinate the Continuous Quality Improvement resources that already exist within IUSM and IU Health
• Develop an implementation strategy including prioritization of key strategic improvement projects, actionable metrics, and benchmarks to track improvement

Basic Qualifications

• Strong, broad background in academic leadership and medical education roles, with a passion for teaching and learning and expertise in teaching, curriculum and program development, and/or learner assessment and evaluation
• Evidence of fostering relationships in complex systems, building diverse collaborations and teams, innovative problem-solving, strategic vision-setting and transformational leadership in academic medicine
• MD, PhD, or equivalent
• Significant experience in building, leading and executing improvement initiatives within academic medicine
• A record of scholarly accomplishment as an educator and/or leader of improvement initiatives
• Substantial experience in improvement science methodologies required

Department Contact for Questions

Britt Booram

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 06/30/2017
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM001492016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents