Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion
AMN Leadership Solutions on behalf of Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
January 12, 2021
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
On behalf of the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership campus in Athens, Georgia, AMN Leadership Solutions is conducting a national search to identify an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion.
The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership Campus in Athens, GA is seeking an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs, the successful candidate will serve in a new leadership role with broad institutional purview. This Assistant Dean will be responsible for the strategic direction of the campus Diversity and Inclusion activities which includes promoting a diverse, equitable and respectful environment for faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for bolstering the recruitment and matriculation of highly sought-after diverse applicants through involvement with, and collaborative development of pipeline programs. They will also contribute to diverse students’ retention and graduation from medical school. In addition, the Assistant Dean will collaborate with other colleagues from other campuses across the institution and will represent this campus at selected community and professional meetings locally and nationally.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion will expand the supportive environment for diversity students and enhance their inclusive experience. They will work collaboratively with faculty on issues of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency and initiate, maintain and serve as a faculty lead for student diversity groups. They will also be expected to devote particular attention to the experiences of all students both inside the classroom and extracurricular, including academic advising and serving as a student advocate and resource.
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion will contribute to the UME/GME program at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership both in cultural competency and within their respective expertise, participate in educational scholarship, undertake special projects and perform other duties as assigned/needed by the Associate Dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion will have a reputation for being a leader who is able to bring together ideas, people, and develop new programs. This person will lead and deliver trailblazing initiatives, drive dynamic discussions and challenge paradigms, and deliver required performance.
The Assistant Dean must operate as a visionary leader who knows how to effectively drive change in a patient-centered, social mission-driven, system-oriented environment. He/she must embody the mission of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, embrace its vision and must lead through respect, integrity, wisdom, humility, and intellectual curiosity.
The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion must possess the following qualifications:
Board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (when appropriate)
Ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia and to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges
Ability to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license
A minimum of 5-years’ experience in academic medicine
A minimum of three years of resident and/or medical student supervision and teaching. Including oversight and/or advising of students during the clinical years of medical school
Extensive knowledge of NRMP, ERAS and LCME guidelines and requirements
Understands clinical medicine from the perspective of personal clinical practice experience
Relevant experience in diversity and inclusion
Relevant experience working with students and/or residents from traditionally underrepresented or underserved populations, preferably in an academic medical school setting
Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the University of Georgia partnered to create a four-year medical school campus in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise one of AU/MCG, Georgia’s only public medical school.
First and second year students study basic science and clinical science in a hybrid curriculum that makes extensive use of small group learning, supplemented by large group interactive sessions. Students at the Medical Partnership have the opportunity to rotate during their third and fourth years in private practices, community clinics and hospitals across Northeast Georgia.
In addition to increasing the number of physicians in Georgia, the partnership expands research collaborations between AU and UGA, creating new insights into the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Students have the opportunity to learn in small group class sizes, while having the benefit of being part of one of the largest medical schools in the United States.
Georgia currently ranks 39th in the nation in the ratio of physicians to population. It also faces a number of health challenges, including a high infant mortality rate and high rates of obesity and heart disease. Through expanded medical education and research, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership is addressing these issues to improve the health and prosperity of our state.
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Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Internal Number: 27017
About AMN Leadership Solutions on behalf of Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
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