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Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education (60% effort)

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The Office of Medical Education at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting for an Associate Dean for Curriculum (60%) and an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the HSCP, Clinical X or In Residence (40%) series. The Associate Dean for Curriculum time commitment is 60% and 40% will be associated with the faculty departmental role.

The Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the undergraduate medical school curriculum. Success in this work requires attention to Graduate Medical Education (GME) and integrating the enduring responsibilities of the physician and physician scientist with the emerging competencies needed to serve our patients and communities in the 21st century.

The ADC reports to the Vice Dean for Education in the School of Medicine and serves as an essential member of the Vice Dean’s leadership team. The ADC functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Students, the Associate Dean for Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement, the Associate Dean for Student and Resident Diversity, the Associate Dean of GME, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education, the Director of Operations and Student Affairs, and the Director of Curriculum and Education Technology.

The ADC serves as an ex officio member of the Committee on Educational Policy and subcommittee charged with oversight of the curriculum, support course and clerkship directors and other educational leaders in course planning and implementation, and provides leadership for the LCME accreditation process. The ADC provides leadership to a range of administrative, academic, and technical professionals in the Office of Medical Education who provide centralized support for curriculum.

The ADC collaborates with faculty, students, and administration to ensure the design, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum represents best-practice in the evolving health system. The ADC serves as a bridge between the faculty and the administration to enhance institutional support for educational programs. The ADC partners with the faculty to pursue educational grants, contribute to the literature, and participate in national organizations to promote innovation and scholarship in
medical education.

The ADC enthusiastically and expertly advances our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, using curriculum to reinforce our aspirational goals of equity in all aspects of education, science and healthcare. The ADC engages and empowers School of Medicine faculty and staff as well as University of California Davis campus staff and leaders to advance University of California Davis’ curricular goals and to ensure a positive environment for all.


The candidate must have earned an MD or PhD in a relevant field; be eligible for faculty appointment in the UC Davis School of Medicine; have at least three years of demonstrated experience in leading or managing educational programs at a university; demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity in faculty, strong communication skills; and the ability to represent the School of Medicine at the local, state, national, and international level.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge and experience in the application of educational theory to curriculum design, the use of competency-based frameworks and EPAs, and innovative methods for teaching and assessment, the use of effective strategies to promote inter-professional education, faculty development, and educational scholarship, an appreciation of rapidly evolving trends in health systems science, information technology, and patient centered care and a commitment to educating diverse learners and professionals.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity and the names and contact information for 5-8 references online at For full consideration, applications should be received by September 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled through October 31, 2017.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter/Letter of intent: Letter should address the qualifications outlined in the position description. The letter should be no more than 2 pages.

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

  • Statement of Teaching: Up to one additional page outlining philosophy and vision for UME.

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-8 required (contact information only)