Requisition ID: 2021-7179 Position Type: Full-Time Schedule Shift: Days Hours Per Week: 38 Travel: 25% Category: Administration
Overview The Dean for Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) is a full time position appointed by the President of Touro College and University System (TCUS) upon the nomination and support of the Provost & CAO of Touro University California (TUC) and the CEO & Senior Provost of the Touro Western Division.
The Dean for TUCOM should be an innovative higher education leader who will work in collaboration with administrative leaders, faculty and staff, and external constituencies to advance the mission of TUCOM, TUC, and TCUS as we prepare for the students of 2030. The Dean serves as the Chief Academic Officer of TUCOM and implements strategic initiatives that ensure the continued and future success of the College. In collaboration with executive leadership, the Dean provides vision and direction in the development of focal areas of excellence for which the College and the University will be known in the future. The Dean is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of policies and programs which assure the academic missions including osteopathic medical education, research, clinical care and community engagement. They are the principle spokesperson and representative of the medical school and exercises overall responsibility for development and advancement activities including alumni engagement. In this capacity, the Dean works with TUC Advancement professionals to attract funding and foster synergistic relationships that enhance the excellence of the College, TUC, and TCUS. The Dean will work collaboratively to grow interprofessional educational, research, and service opportunities across the TUC colleges and the TCUS. The Dean will champion the TCUS 30-30-30 goals to grow cross campus collaborations and serve as a proactive steward of resources.
As the face of the faculty, the Dean is champion of curricular initiatives, research, and scholarship, professional training, community outreach, and recruitment of high quality faculty and student talent. The Dean cultivates a diverse and inclusive environment in which students, faculty and staff thrive.
Reports to TUC Provost & CAO.
Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures.
Serves on the TUC Academic Leadership Team.
Leads the TUCOM Accreditation Committee.
Supervises all TUCOM Associate Deans including the Senior Associate Dean, the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and the Associate Dean for Research.
Supervises all TUCOM Department Chairs including the Chair for Basic Science, the Chair for Primary Care, and the Chair for Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Supervises the Program Director for the Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences and the Director of Global Health Programs
Oversees all TUCOM departments, centers and institutes.
Leads planning for the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs within TUCOM.
Adjudicates staff grievances in conjunction with human resources and legal counsel.
Serves as a final arbiter, in consultation with the TUCOM Professionalism Committee Chair and TUC/TCUS legal compliance officer(s) for student professionalism violations within the COM.
Ensures diversity of faculty, students and administrative staff.
Ensures that local and system-wide policies, including Academic Senate regulations, are observed.
Provides vision and direction for the College and advances the goals and objectives of the TUCOM Strategic Plan.
Provides oversight of the Continuing Medical Education Program.
Oversees the TUCOM Strategic Planning Committee and along with the committee members and others, develops, implements and monitors the strategic plan.
Ensures that a successful faculty practice plan is available through which clinical faculty may practice medicine.
Conducts formal evaluation and provides feedback to improve performance of all direct reports.
Provides a positive and supportive environment for people from all backgrounds in which to work and study, recognizing especially the diverse personal and intellectual cultures; works toward increasing faculty, staff and student representation from underrepresented groups.
Provides support to the dual degree DO/MPH Program to ensure a coordinated effort for the integrated dual degree experience.
Provides leadership, guidance and support to promote the increased students, faculty and staff recruitment, enrollment, hiring and retention of underrepresented minorities in medicine.
Presides over the TUCOM faculty
Approves faculty recruitments.
Approves and signs tentative offer letters for faculty.
Approves searches for TUCOM department chairs, including the composition of the search committee and search firm, and chair appointment.
Adjudicates faculty grievances in conjunction with academic personnel, TUC human resources and TUC/TCUS compliance officer(s).
Serves as the TUCOM Chief Academic Officer
Serves as the responsible official for accreditation by the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) including annual and mid-cycle reports and comprehensive accreditation reviews
Ensures that TUCOM programs meet or exceed the expectations and standards of COCA and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Oversees Medical Education, including the planning, implementation and evaluation of the education program for medical students.
Creates and sustains an excellent learning environment to ensure success for TUCOM students.
In collaboration with academic leaders at TUC and at other TCUS institutions, advances inter-professional education, service and research that will prepare graduates to work in multidisciplinary health care teams.
Provides ultimate oversight of the TUCOM curriculum
Provides oversight of the Clinical Faculty Development Program which supports our clinical faculty in their roles as teachers, mentors and leaders and promotes professional advancement.
Provides oversight of all TUCOM research matters.
Reviews/approves requests for research equipment or infrastructure improvements and for financial support of facilities.
Encourages and participates in scholarly activities with a focus on outcome measurements that demonstrate the success of the College.
Fosters collaborative interdisciplinary research
Approves clinical efforts and assignments for all TUCOM faculty.
Serves on the Board of Directors for Touro University Medical Group (TUMG), organized as a nonprofit public benefit corporation through the operation of a faculty clinic in Stockton, California, as defined by the TUMG Bylaws.
Leads efforts to develop, enhance, and sustain partnerships with hospitals, healthcare systems to provide sites for clinical rotations and graduate medical education.
Option to practice medicine at a TUCOM affiliated clinic and/or hospital with a limited clinical commitment of 0.1-0.2 FTE.
Oversees the preparation, management and monitoring of the planning and TUCOM budgeting process with the faculty.
Demonstrates financial acumen in preparing, managing, and balancing budgets, and ensures fiscal responsibility and stewardship for use of funds and transparent financial processes.
Serves as the fiscal leader of the TUCOM budget and is responsible for TUCOM finances.
Approves all contracts, grants and affiliation agreements.
Takes the leadership role in faculty advancement and communications.
Works with TUC Advancement professionals to attract funding and investment in the College.
Infrastructure (Space, Equipment)
Oversees the allocation of all TUCOM space consistent with TUC space policies and planning.
Reviews equipment purchase requests.
Provides oversight of the TUCOM community service goals detailed in the strategic plan which increase faculty presence in the local community, state, national affairs and organizations such as the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, the American Osteopathic Association, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Encourages, facilitates and oversees community collaborations that enhance and achieve the mission of the TUCOM, TUC, and TCUS.
Works with the community to empower students in working with different culture and ethnic groups.
Works collaboratively across TUC Colleges to provide students with interprofessional education, research, and community outreach opportunities.
Qualifications EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR RELATED EXPERIENCE:
A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with appropriate board certifications is required. At least five years of leadership experience in an accredited academic medical school(s) is required: e.g. prior administrative experience as an academic department chair, assistant or associate dean, or dean at a school of osteopathic medicine. The successful candidate should also possess:
Academic credentials and accomplishments sufficient to earn appointment to a senior faculty position;
Knowledge of medical and health care education on the national level and the ability to bring the College into greater prominence on the state and national scene;
Familiarity with medical school curricula and GME programs;
A publication record in peer reviewed journals and/or research grants as PI with evidence of strong research support for investigators within his/her previous roles;
Demonstrated success in promoting academic and research programs;
Dedication to the mission and vision of TUC and TUCOM;
Self-motivated and able to work independently;
Demonstrated leadership abilities in consensus building, conflict resolution, inspiration, truthfulness, organization, and objective critique;
An open and consultative leader, who can work diplomatically and effectively in relationships with faculty, staff, students, and with the external community;
High level of personal and professional integrity, modeling ethical, respectful and collegial conduct;
A team player who can work with the other TUC deans, administrative leaders, and the Provost & CAO to promote the continued success and development of the University;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to institute a comfortable learning environment;
A strategic vision for enhancing and potential expansion of the TUCOM educational portfolio by incorporating the latest technologies and pedagogical thinking to achieve the new reality of hybrid education for medical learners;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, an ability to see an issue from multiple perspectives, and an inclination to frame problems in a way that facilitates their resolution;
A collaborative and inclusive leadership style and commitment to open and respectful dialogue with all members of the College and University, but with the ability to make difficult decisions when necessary;
Significant budget and supervisory experience;
The character to serve as a University citizen, balancing College needs with those of the broader University; and
A track record of working collaboratively with, attracting and hiring a dynamic, capable and results driven faculty with a goal of inclusivity, equity and diversity.
Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
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