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Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine seeks applications for an Associate Dean of Student Affairs (ASDA). The Associate Dean for Student Affairs engages students from matriculation through completion of the medical degree. Reporting directly to the dean of the school of medicine, the ADSA ensures access to student services, oversees student engagement and professional development. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for oversight of the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine.
About the School of Medicine:  The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University is a diverse community of active learners, faculty and partnering clinicians. Named after the famed medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, MD, the medical school honors his legacy with a clear vision of wellness and a dedication to practicing medicine with precision and a sense of humanity. The core values of diversity and inclusion are central to realizing this vision and achieving excellence in medical education, scholarship, and the delivery of clinical care. The school fosters a collaborative teaching and learning community free of discrimination, where diversity in its broadest sense is celebrated and inclusivity is a responsibility shared by all members. The school’s MD program is intentionally designed to combine essential clinical skill building with the development of patient-centered skills, guided by faculty, advisers and community physicians. Faculty members and administrators are renowned educators, scholars and experts in their respective medical specialties, and the medical school maintains a strong network of clinical partners and affiliates in New England. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In March 2021, the fifth graduating class matched to prestigious residency programs located in 18 states plus the District of Columbia.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's The Best 380 Colleges. Quinnipiac has been named a Great College to Work For as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Foster a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment, including the planning for and monitoring of:
    • Student health services
    • Student counseling and mental health services
    • Mistreatment awareness, reporting, and mitigation
    • Trainings that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • HIPAA training
    • Training to limit exposure to, report, and seek care for infectious agents and environmental hazards
    • Safety and Security Training, in compliance with state and federal statutes
    • Monitor the academic progress of students, provide academic counseling, and refer to student services as required and necessary. Ensure that adequate resources are available through the school, university, and consultation. Oversee recurring series of workshops to strengthen students’ preparedness for NBME and USMLE exams.
    • Oversee student programming to foster student engagement and well-being, including
      • Big/Little Sibs program
      • Peer Advocates
      • Peer Mentors
      • Learning communities
      • Student government
      • Specialty Interest Groups and Co-curricular groups
    • Serve as student advocate to address student concerns, as well as represent student interests as an ex officio member of
      • Course grading committees
      • Council on Curriculum Oversight
      • Admissions Committee
      • Professionalism Board
      • Promotions and Performance Standards Committee.
  • Oversee collection of student feedback through the AAMC Y2Q and GQ surveys and advocate for relevant changes.
    • Oversee system of academic coaches, career advisors, specialty advisors, big sibs, peer advocates, and peer mentors.
    • Collaborate with the office of medical education to enhance academic, social, and emotional development through curricular and co-curricular events and activities.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise faculty coaches.
    • Guide student-run peer initiatives.
    • Promote students’ leadership skills through student government, committee representation, engagement in interest groups and co-curricular groups.
    • Implement the AAMC Careers in Medicine program.
    • Foster dissemination of information regarding career selection.
    • Provide one-on-one academic counseling
    • Assist students in assembling credentials for residency application
    • Compose the Medical Student Performance Evaluation
    • Oversee the ERAS and NRMP processes, San Francisco Match, Urology Match, Military Match, Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program.
    • Provide guidance to students regarding excused absences, extended leaves of absence, enrichment years, and overall academic progress. Coordinate with bursar, registrar, academic technology, and financial aid to ensure that student needs are met.
    • Oversee planning and execution of the recurring cycle of events including:
      • Matriculating student, Year 3 and Y4 orientations
      • White Coat Ceremony
      • Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony
      • Residency fair
      • Social events
      • Commencement
    • Ensure that the school is in compliance with all LCME standards that relate to medical students. Prepare and manage an annual budget to support the Student Affairs Office and its programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Candidate must hold an MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school.
  • Must have at least 5-7 years of experience in medical education (including teaching and supervision of both medical students and/or residents).
  • The ideal candidate will have experience advising medical students; as well as, educational leadership as a course, clerkship director or related decanal experience
  • An understanding and knowledge of requirements and expectations of LCME accreditation standards and expectations related to student affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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