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Associate Dean for Academic Advancements **INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY**

Position overview

Salary range: This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT TO UCD DAVIS ONLY. A stipend of $10,000 will be provided.

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Davis School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Advancement in the School of Medicine.

The Office of Academic Personnel serves as the central personnel office for all academic employees of the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (BIMSON) and UCD Health. The Office of Academic Personnel provides policy analysis, interpretation, and training in academic personnel-related matters. The Office also oversees the processing of all SOM and BIMSON academic personnel actions and is responsible for many personnel related activities, including academic recruitment, appointment, merit and promotion review, UCPath and payroll services, security and system liaison, Academic Cluster Service Channel, Non-Faculty Academic Service Channel, faculty and professional development, external leadership development selection, coaching and mentoring, leaves administration, data analysis and reporting, Health Sciences Compensation Plan administration, academic compliance, conflict of commitment, government relations and childcare, employee and labor relations, and Volunteer Clinical Professor administration.

The Associate Dean for Academic Advancement in the School of Medicine is a key member of the SOM Dean’s Office and Academic Personnel Leadership Team and has dual reporting to the SOM Dean and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel for Human Health Sciences.

The incumbent will have 30% administrative responsibilities as Associate Dean for Academic Advancement in the School of Medicine and 70% responsibilities in research, clinical, and/or teaching duties as a full-time faculty member in an Academic Senate series at UC Davis (Regular, In Residence, or Clinical X) in the appropriate academic department.

Specific responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement in the School of Medicine will include:
• Work in liaison with the UC Davis Vice Provost of Academic Affairs to ensure alignment and consistency of academic advancement practices as well as collaborative problem solving related to implementation of the Step Plus program.
• Participate in building and maintaining an excellent faculty by facilitating and overseeing academic personnel actions (i.e. recruitments, appointments, promotions, and merit advancements) through the University's complex review procedures and ensure that individuals are judged by their peers solely on the basis of professional qualifications in accordance with equitable procedures.
• Serve as a resource for information and policy interpretation and training, and guide faculty and administrators in the implementation of policies that impact the appointment and advancement of academic personnel.
• Work collaboratively with key School of Medicine leaders and other collaborators, which include the SOM Dean, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel for Human Health Sciences, Department Chairs in the School of Medicine and UC Davis Vice Provost of Academic Affairs to resolve and/or make recommendations regarding faculty advancement.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum qualifications include:
• Earned doctorate in a health profession, educational discipline, or basic science
• Qualification for the rank of Full Professor in the Academic Senate
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with faculty and staff in the academic and professional environment
• Demonstrated service on school and/or university committees related to academic personnel, faculty development, compensation, leadership, etc.
• Demonstrated success in program development
• Demonstrated understanding of the process of academic advancement
• Demonstrated experience in program leadership, including fiscal management

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

• Demonstrated support for faculty and staff development
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituents within a participatory governance environment
• Demonstrated support for and encouragement of faculty scholarship

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA