Associate Dean, Clinical Relations (Assistant/Associate/Professor of Practice)
University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Oro Valley, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
Salary: To be Determined
Depends on Experience
Internal Number: req9903
Come join the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine as the Associate Dean for Clinical Relations. We are seeking an innovative leader that is passionate about advancing DVM student clinical learning in a workplace-based model.
The Associate Dean for Clinical Relations leads the team that is dedicated to creating an inclusive learning environment during the clinical phase of education in the DVM program, ensuring that all students reach their educational, career, and personal goals. The Associate Dean serves as the lead advocate for students during their clinical year education. As a member of the College Executive Team, the Associate Dean will provide leadership in the development, implementation and continuous evaluation of work-place based clinical veterinary education. The Associate Dean for Clinical Relations reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs, and under their direction, will ensure that the clinical year curriculum is coordinated with the pre-clinical DVM curriculum, and that it meets all requirements of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education requirements, as well complying with University of Arizona policies and procedures. A critical role of the position is to develop and maintain relationships with clinical affiliates and preceptor veterinarians that provide the clinical resources for student learning.
The Associate Dean will work closely with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs to coordinate student services support as well as policy development and implementation. They will also deeply engage with the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide a learning environment that demonstrates inclusive excellence.
The UA-CVM as a new college, provides individuals the rare opportunity to be a member of the founding team and to help establish the culture and processes of the College. The Mission of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to develop day-one, career ready veterinarians that will be innovative, adaptive learners and disruptive problem-solvers who will lead meaningful lives and serve society in the 4th industrial revolution economy. These goals will be accomplished through evidence-based excellence in teaching and learning, and engagement with world-class researchers solving society’s challenges.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Serves as a member of the Dean's leadership team; in that role assist in the development of the College mission, vision and values. Serve as an exemplar and champion for advancement of the College in alignment with our values.
Serves as an advocate for student learning in the clinical year. Responsible for the development and oversight of the work-place based (distributed) clinical education model for DVM students.
Development, oversight, and maintenance of clinical relationships with external partners to enable DVM students to be day one ready for the career of their choice.
Supervision of the Clinical Relations & Outreach team. Evaluation of personnel performance and recommendation of personnel actions related to recruitment, promotion, retention and/or dismissal.
Ensure that the clinical year resources and educational model meet the AVMA COE standards of accreditation.
Provide leadership to develop policies and procedures as related to the clinical year of instruction.
Provide advocacy and, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs, the Associate
Dean for Student Affairs, and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, develop academic plans for students who may be experiencing academic and/or personal difficulties during the clinical year of education.
Contribute to the annual budget process to establish budgetary frameworks and manage daily operations of assigned programs to meet budgetary expectations.
Other duties as assigned.
DVM (or international equivalent)
At least 5 years of leadership and administrative experience
At least 5 years experience in veterinary practice
Experience with academic program leadership
Demonstrated experience in development and maintenance of customer or stakeholder partnerships/relationships
Demonstrated experience with AVMA COE accreditation processes
About University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.