Assistant Dean-Clinical/Undergraduate Medical Education, Nashville/Middle TN - 2000000009

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

ID: 7066273
Posted: May 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This position is located in Nashville/Middle Tennessee

The College of Medicine (COM) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) seeks an outstanding and dynamic medical educator for the part-time non-tenure position of Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME).

We are seeking a current faculty at the Nashville/Middle TN Campus who is student-centered to serve as the Assistant Dean for UME. The major responsibilities of the assistant dean include:

-Act as the principal academic officer and provide leadership and oversight of the UME program at Nashville. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the clerkship directors and others to annually evaluate the M3-M4 programs. Work with the Nashville/Middle TN campus to grow the capacity of available student rotations and help foster an environment that will attract UT students.

-Assist in the evaluation of clerkship directors.

-Assist / support as needed the development of curriculum.

-Facilitate skills development in teaching for residents and faculty.

-Participate in the campus clerkship directors' meetings for purposes of understanding and

addressing educational issues that impact programs.

-Provide on-site assistance with medical student issues-

-Evaluate/establish student and course policies in consultation with all campuses.

-Assist the Sr. Asst. Dean for Clinical Curriculum (currently Dr. Valerie Jameson) in clerkship coordination between the Memphis campus and Nashville/Middle TN campus.

-Work to resolve situations where there are insufficient faculty for effective teaching.

serve as an od hoc member of the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education.

-Bring problems, concerns or issues related to medical education to the attention of the Associate Dean of Medical Education, Memphis campus.

The Assistant Dean reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer and Associate Dean of Medical Education (currently Mike whitt PhD) while keeping the Associate Dean of the Nashville/Middle TN campus (currently Greg James MD) informed at all times. lt is anticipated this position will require a 10% effort with a corresponding decrease in clinical effort plus a modest supplement in compensation


The successful candidate must have an MD or DO, currently be on the UTHSC CoM faculty at the Nashville/Middle TN campus must be at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher, clinically active, and have leadership experience in M3-M4 medical education. ln addition, the individual should have, strong organizational and managerial skills, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work with students and faculty, and a strong commitment to teamwork.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.


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