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UNC School of Medicine Seeks Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

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UNC School of Medicine Seeks Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development


The associate dean for faculty affairs and leadership development will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based approaches to faculty and staff professional development, as well as best practices in advancement and promotion, and faculty recruitment and retention. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 7.


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

Position Description

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (FALD). This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, School of Medicine (SOM).

The Associate Dean for FALD will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing new, creative, and modernized programs, policies, and initiatives to improve the career trajectory and vitality of faculty and staff. The Associate Dean for FALD will also serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and SOM leaders assisting and supporting professional and career development, faculty affairs (including advancement, promotion and/or tenure), and leadership development.

Major Responsibilities:

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based approaches to faculty and staff professional development, as well as best practices in advancement and promotion, and faculty recruitment and retention.

  • Work collaboratively with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the FALD team, and SOM leaders to develop institutional programming that improves faculty performance and retention, the promotion and tenure process, and professional and leadership development.
  • Lead FALD programming in professional or leadership development.
  • Develop strategies to periodically assess faculty and staff interests and professional development needs, including assessing the current state of mentoring. Use this information to inform existing and future programming.
  • Oversee faculty affairs including the Annual Faculty Review, Five-year Department Chair and Center Director Reviews, Advancement, Promotion and Tenure (APT) processes, and Post-Tenure Review. Collaborate with the Office of Human Resources to ensure that Faculty Liaisons and Department Vice Chairs for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Development regarding APT and develop/maintain APT resources.
  • Ensure a transparent and equitable process for Standing Committee Elections and Faculty Awards/Recognition
  • Develop relevant reports and metrics to measure and monitor the impact of faculty and staff professional development programs.
  • Contribute to scholarly products and work to increase FALD’s presence nationally.

Qualifications:

  • MD, DO, PhD with minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience; leadership experience in medical school faculty affairs/faculty development preferred
  • The chosen candidate must hold a faculty appointment in one of the departments of the School of Medicine.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work with and support a diverse medical school community
  • Track record of strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive professional relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels in complex, highly dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around program goals and the steps necessary to achieve those goals Track record of strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive professional relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels in complex, highly dynamic environment
  • Ability to act deliberately in sensitive situations; strong conflict management skills
  • Sound judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to develop professional staff teams

Consideration of internal candidates will begin immediately. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are encouraged to apply.

We invite all interested candidates to submit application materials to Courtney Sola ([email protected]) by Oct. 7.

A committee chaired by Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, will review and interview the candidates.

Application materials to submit:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief documentation that the candidate’s Department chair is aware of the applicant’s interest in this position and will agree to their time and effort for this role if selected. We anticipate that this position will require 40% FTE. Documentation can be a letter from the Department chair or the signed attestation form.

Search Committee

  • Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD – Chair of the Search Committee; Chair and Professor, Department of Genetics
  • Stephanie Brown, PhD – Director of Strategic Initiatives, ODEI
  • Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC – Professor, Health Sciences
  • Shannelle Campbell, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Surgery
  • Tim Daaleman, DO, MPH – Professor, Family Medicine
  • Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN – Associate Professor, Medicine