Associate Dean and Program Director

The CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education)

Location

New York, NY

Posted

25 days ago

Deadline

August 24, 2023
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POSITION DETAILS

The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY SoM) at The City College of New York (CCNY) located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City University of New York system and the only public medical school in Manhattan. Building upon 50 years of success as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, we transitioned to the CUNY School of Medicine in 2017. The CUNY SoM offers an accelerated BS/MD (7-year program) and a Physician Assistant Master’s Degree (27 months program). True to its legacy of access, opportunity, and community transformation, the medical school’s mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as New York City itself. CUNY School of Medicine as the home of healers and leaders, places a special emphasis on the recruitment of those who are underrepresented in the field of medicine, and on training high quality, culturally competent health professionals and scientists equipped to address the healthcare needs of New York’s medically under-served communities. As a major priority, CUNY School of Medicine also seeks to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty, and staff to reflect the diversity of our student body more closely.

The CUNY School of Medicine (established 2017) offers a Physician Assistant Master’s Degree (28 months program) and an accelerated BS/MD (7-year program). True to its legacy of access, opportunity, and community transformation, the school’s mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as New York City itself into the medical profession. CUNY School of Medicine is the home of healers, leaders, and scholars. It places a special emphasis on the recruitment of those who are underrepresented in the medical profession, and on training high quality, culturally competent and humble medical professionals and scientists equipped to address the healthcare needs of New York’s medically under-served communities. CUNY SoM has a comprehensive effort to educate medical professional students in the social, economic, political, and behavioral determinants of health and disease with a focus on population health, healthcare disparities and healthcare policy. It’s education, clinical, research and social agenda centers on community relevance and eliminating disparities.

Our PA Program was the first public degree-granting PA program in the country. It has earned national acclaim for its excellence, performance and a broad network of clinical sites for clerkships. The 28-month graduate program leads to a M.S. degree and certification as a Physician Assistant pending successful completion of the PA National Certifying Exam. The long-standing relationship with Harlem Hospital remains and the program remains committed to increasing the number of PAs of African American, Latino, and other backgrounds whose communities are historically underrepresented and underserved in medicine. A major priority of CUNY School of Medicine is to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty, and staff to more closely reflect the diversity of our student body and NYC. To date the program has graduated >1,000 PAs and 95% have been form the NY metropolitan region where the majority of graduates subsequently practice.

The CUNY SoM seeks a visionary, energetic, and inspiring educator and thought leader with exceptional administrative and research skills to build and guide its successful and historic physician assistant program. We seek a leader with a record of efficient and aspirational leadership and a commitment to academic excellence and interprofessional education. This position reports to the CUNY SoM Dean. The selected candidate will be responsible for the administration of the PA program. This is an exciting opportunity to head a mission-based and entrepreneurial PA program with dedicated faculty and staff and a motivated student body. In addition, there are opportunities for an innovative and creative approach to interprofessional education and program development.

The Associate Dean for PA studies will provide leadership and direction in the supervision coordination and long-range planning for all aspects of the academic and educational operations. These duties include:

• Oversee operational, support and implementation of policies and procedures to meet program goals through services and academic support for the students; coordination of programmatic activities with the Medical Director located at Harlem Hospital as well as other medical directors and hospitals affiliated with the program.

• With the Dean and the Associate Dean for Clinical Administration, Finance and Strategy, devise a strategic plan for the program with a mission-aligned budget that is managed responsibly.

• With the Development team, identify and obtain external funding and philanthropic opportunities to support the department and its initiatives.

• Oversee all departmental operational activities including supporting research, faculty development, program development, and process improvement.

• Provide consultation to advise educational program design, development and implementation, and to infuse quality measures and continuous improvement as standards.

• Assist the Associate Deans to expand medical education research throughout the CUNY SoM.

• Work closely with the community in partnership

• Collaborate with the Associate Deans for Quality, Medical Education, Graduate studies, Research, Wellness and Student Life, and department chairs to enhance programming, program evaluation, research and scholarship, and support innovation.

• Implement and evaluate curriculum; instructional and educational programs associated with academic progress of students

• Establish, monitor, and maintain standards in compliance with accrediting agencies.

• Provide direction of activities for administrative staff, faculty, clinical coordinators, full-time employees in addition to adjunct faculty. Qualifications this position is in *CUNY’s executive compensation plan.

• Coordinate planning for special activities within the CUNY SoM PA Program such as graduation and white coat ceremony etc. in consultation with the Dean of the Medical School, the Program Director, faculty and staff.

• Oversee and ensure continuing specialized accreditation for the CUNY SoM PA Program.

• Perform other related duties as assigned related to the success of the CUNY SoM PA Program.

Note:

·       Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

·       Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.

Note:

·       Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

·       Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s is required and a doctoral degree is preferred with preference from an accredited university with a record of exceptional intellectual, educational and professional achievement.

• At least 8 years of experience as a PA

• PA-C (certified) with 3 years of educational experience in physician assistant education

•Strong clinical and academic experience is a must. A successful record of developing proposals for funding, excellent communication skills, and experience and interest in interprofessional education are highly desirable. Experience in administration and accreditation of academic programs is strongly preferred. The success candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to authentic diversity, multiculturalism and must be sensitive to and possess interest in working with minority students an urban educational setting in NY. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in PA education and the profession.

CUNY TITLE

Associate Dean

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (25509) or Title (Associate Dean for PA Program). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled, resume review to begin 11/8/2022

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