Assistant Dean for Equity and Medical Student Engagement - School of Medicine, Student Affairs
University of Washington School of Medicine
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: MD/DO
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: 108203
The Assistant Dean for Equity and Medical Student Engagement is an integral member of the student affairs team in the University of Washington School of Medicine’s medical student education program.
The University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) is a public medical school that provides access to public medical education for citizens of the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. UWSOM has six regional campuses during the classroom phase (Foundations Phase) of the medical student curriculum and over 200 different clinical partnerships across WWAMI for the clinical phases (Patient Care and Explore and Focus Phases) of the medical student curriculum.
The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and will work closely with the other academic affairs deans, regional deans, faculty mentors and the Office of HealthCare Equity (OHCE) to support medical student well-being from recruitment through graduation. A summary of key responsibilities of this position is outlined below.
Develop and implement programs to support the success and wellness of underrepresented and disadvantaged medical students
Work with the Admissions Office and the Office of Healthcare Equity in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and disadvantaged students
Actively engage with community members outside UWSOM across the WWAMI region in support of medical education
Provide oversight to medical student affinity groups
Work with regional campuses to develop and work with regional campuses Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committees
Participate as an ex-officio member of the Student Progress Committee
Work with faculty mentors in providing a supportive community for all medical students
Oversee wellness activities for medical students across all regional campuses and all years of the medical student experience
Work with Disability Resource Services to provide accommodations for medical students
Actively participate in the Learning Environment Committee
The Assistant Dean for Equity and Medical Student Engagement will supervise staff to facilitate the execution of the job responsibilities. The assistant dean would be expected to develop a comprehensive knowledge of and approach to:
UW Medicine policies and procedures, including policies related to professional behavior and student mistreatment.
Current and developing issues and trends in equity and medical student well-being;
The impacts of structural and institutional racism on medical student recruitment, well-being and equity;
Continuous quality improvement, program assessment and evaluation, and skills in rewriting operations and procedures;
Conflict resolution skills, crisis intervention techniques, and the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations; and
Familiarity with restorative justice practices
The assistant dean for equity and medical student engagement is a 0.5 FTE position in the School of Medicine. This position will have a faculty appointment in one of the School of Medicine departments appropriate for background and experience and may commit up to 0.5 FTE to the department. Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position has an anticipated start date in fall 2022.
The assistant dean must have effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate and work effectively across levels and with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. The assistant dean will have frequent written and oral interactions with deans, faculty, professional staff, and medical students throughout the WWAMI region.
Terminal degree from an accredited college or university (e.g. M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Ed.D.) or foreign equivalent. Positive factors for consideration, but are not limited to, will be placed in medicine, educational administration, counseling, organizational leadership, or other related field.
Work Experience Requirements
Three years or more of administrative experience in student support, student well-being or student equity programs in higher education setting, including supervision and evaluation of full-time staff. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to experience in a medical education program setting.
If successful, candidates with an M.D. or D.O., must have board certification and the ability to obtain an unrestricted Washington medical license.
Travel to regional WWAMI sites is required. Therefore, the successful candidate must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check and possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence.
The University of Washington School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the general health and well-being of the public. In pursuit of its goals, the School is committed to excellence in biomedical education, research and healthcare. The School is also dedicated to ethical conduct in all activities. As the pre-eminent academic medical center in our region and as a national leader in biomedical research, we place special emphasis on educating and training physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to three distinct goals:?
Meeting the healthcare needs of our region, especially by recognizing the importance of primary care and providing service to underserved populations
Assuming leadership in the biomedical sciences and in academic medicine
The School works with public and private agencies to improve healthcare and advance knowledge in medicine and related fields of inquiry. It acknowledges a special responsibility to the people in the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, who have joined with it in a unique regional partnership. The School is committed to building and sustaining a diverse academic community of fa...culty, staff, fellows, residents and students and to assuring that access to education and training is open to learners from all segments of society, acknowledging a particular responsibility to the diverse populations within our region.
The School values diversity and inclusion and is committed to building and sustaining an academic community in which teachers, researchers and learners achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes that value and embrace inclusiveness, equity and awareness as a way to unleash creativity and innovation. ???