Senior Associate Dean for Education

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Senior Associate Dean for Education

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Summary of Opportunity

The Senior Associate Dean for Education reports to the Dean of LKSOM and is responsible for the oversight of LKSOM student education programs: including undergraduate medical education (UME); graduate student education programs (MS, PHD, MD/PHD, MA, MS-Physician Assistant); and post-baccalaureate programs. The Medical Education Associate Deans, Student Affairs Deans, and Graduate Program Associate Deans report directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Education and together, collaborate to create an environment of academic excellence, professionalism, diversity, inclusion and teamwork that fosters student and faculty success. The Senior Associate Dean for Education provides the strategic vision for the LKSOM educational strategic plan and works directly with the Senior Associate Dean for Continuous Quality Improvement and Accreditation to execute strategic planning activities. We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.

The Senior Associate Dean will:

  • Report directly to the Dean of LKSOM and serve on the Dean’s Leadership Committee.
  • Oversee all educational and administrative aspects of the MD, Graduate, Physician Assistant, and Post-baccalaureate programs, including resource management.
  • Lead the strategic and operational efforts for LKSOM to create viable graduate level programs consistent with the School’s mission.
  • Support and mentor the career development of the Assistant and Associate Deans who are direct reports.
  • Ensure the undergraduate medical curriculum aligns with School of Medicine strategic objectives; participate in the evaluation of the curriculum via collaboration with the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Curriculum Committee.
  • Ensure that the Student Handbook and all education related policies are reviewed and updated annually.
  • Meet at least monthly with student leadership to address student concerns and update students on issues such as building safety, mistreatment, changes to the curriculum and policy changes in full alignment with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and program staff.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Associate Dean for LKSOM Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement to assure that all programs meet their respective accreditation standards; ensure that processes are in place for collecting and evaluating data to verify that each student receives a quality education.
  • Foster an environment of diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students in all activities
  • Support the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education in directing the strategic operations associated with the Kozera Teaching Academy, to help expand faculty development programs in educational methodologies and best practices; collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs to align programs in the Kozera Teaching Academy in support of faculty development.
  • Recommend candidates to the Dean for faculty administrative positions related to the education program, including associate dean and director positions and authorize any significant changes in administrative procedures and systems.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Administrator for Education to approve budgets submitted by underlying units to LKSOM finance and any large expenditures during the fiscal year.
  • Participate in the search for key administrative positions.

The Senior Associate Dean directly supervises:

  • (Senior) Associate Deans for Education at Academic Affiliates
  • Associate Dean for Graduate and MD/PHD Programs
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Affiliates
  • Associate Dean for Inter-professional Education
  • Associate Dean for Clinical and Health Science Threads
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Associate Dean for Admissions
  • Director of Global Health Education
  • Director of the Clinical Simulation Program

Candidate Qualifications

This is a full time, tenure track, faculty position in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and reports to the Dean. Minimum qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. and/or a M.D., and a distinguished record of leadership in medical education. The successful applicant should have a record of excellence in education, including first-hand experience in the development and implementation of preclinical and clinical medical education curricula. Candidates must have strong administrative and leadership skills and a commitment to graduate and medical student education. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to lead a diverse group of faculty and staff members and be able to clearly articulate her/his vision for innovation in medical education. The level of faculty appointment will be commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) offers the highest quality educational programs designed to train the next generation of physicians, medical researchers and healthcare professionals. Temple takes a patient-centered approach in meeting the complex needs of a diverse population and a changing healthcare environment. Temple’s educational programs include: MD degree, MS and PHD degrees in the biomedical sciences, two Post-baccalaureate programs, a newly created Physician Assistant graduate degree, a MA degree in Urban Bioethics, and several dual degree programs (MD-PHD; MD-MPH; MD-MBA; MD-MA-Urban Bioethics). Students entering the programs have demonstrated both high academic achievement and a commitment to helping others through dedicated local, national and international service activities.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine Education Programs

The Doctor of Medicine degree program, established in 1901, prepares students for careers in all specialties of medicine. LKSOM is well-known for excellence in clinical training such that graduates are well-prepared for the next phase of their education in residency and fellowships. Temple also has a caring, dedicated faculty who strive to guide students to achieve the essential milestones and graduation competencies in a supportive, caring learning environment. The student body is dedicated to supporting each other and serving their patients and the communities of our North Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania campuses. Temple’s dual degree programs provide medical students with myriad opportunities to broaden their education and best meet their career goals.

Temple also offers two Post-baccalaureate Premedical programs. The BCMS (basic core medical sciences) is for career changers who did not take the required science courses as undergraduates. The ACMS (advanced core medical sciences) is for students who want to deepen their understanding of the core sciences before entering medical school. Students who complete either program and meet pre-determined criteria have direct admission into our MD degree program.

Temple’s graduate degree programs in the Biomedical Sciences provide our students with the tools to become successful basic and translational research scientists in academia and industry, while our MD-PhD programs train clinician scientists for rewarding academic careers. Temple’s MA degree program in Urban Bioethics trains students in the ethics and values of health, health care delivery, and health law and policy in diverse, urban populations. The integrative curriculum of our Physician Assistant program provides excellent clinical training to students who will care for patients in our North Philadelphia community and beyond.

LKSOM’s leadership and faculty are always striving to transform medical education to meet the changing face of medical science and healthcare delivery. Temple’s commitment is to train students to provide outstanding quality patient care and conduct medical research with the utmost professionalism.

For more information regarding LKSOM’s education programs please visit LKSOM Education

The Organization

Temple University (TU)

Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest university in the United States. Founded in 1884 by Russell Conwell as an informal adult-education outgrowth of his Grace Baptist Church ministry, Temple College was chartered in 1888, and incorporated as Temple University in 1907. Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania; the other two are the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia. In addition to the 115-acre Main Campus and 17-acre Health Sciences Campus, Temple has two locations in Center City Philadelphia: the School of Podiatric Medicine and Temple University Center City, which offers credit and noncredit education and is located across from City Hall. In Philadelphia's northern suburbs, there is the 186-acre campus in Ambler and a location in Fort Washington offering graduate and noncredit courses. A seventh location is in the state's capital, Harrisburg, where Temple offers graduate degree and certificate programs.

The university has several long-established locations abroad. Temple University Japan (TUJ), Temple's pioneering campus in Tokyo, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. TUJ was the first foreign University recognized by Japan's Ministry of Education. Temple University Rome, located in Rome's Villa Caproni, was established in 1966. Temple also operates study abroad programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and other locations worldwide.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM)

Founded in 1901 as Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists. The school attracts students and faculty committed to making a difference in patient care, research, education and public service — at home and across the globe.

The School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital (TUH), its chief clinical training site, provide care for patients from throughout the region seeking advanced tertiary- and quaternary-level care. In addition, TUH serves one of the most vulnerable populations in the nation, providing more free and under-reimbursed care than any other hospital in Pennsylvania.

With clinical training sites that include other member hospitals and specialty centers of the Temple University Health System and educational affiliates of the School of Medicine, medical students gain experience in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural in- and out-patient settings. They learn to provide culturally competent, interprofessional care to a diverse population of patients with simple conditions as well as highly complex ones.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine is a school that prizes not just technical excellence but diversity, equality and inclusion. It teaches the true art and science of “doctoring. “ Moreover, its educational strategic plan, “Improving Health Through Innovation in Medical Education,” keeps pace with new medical knowledge and with emerging trends in care delivery.

The school’s home base in Philadelphia is a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that features state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease and other strategic priorities, the school conducts investigations to break new ground – and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit.

There are 20 clinical departments in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, comprised of over 550 full-time faculty, 50 part-time faculty over 800 volunteer faculty, and more than 1000 employees. Each department is engaged in education, patient care and research. LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs. It remains fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. With more than 13,000 alumni, represents a huge proportion of the physician base in the Delaware Valley. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, its M.D. graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs, and have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.

Temple Health

Temple Health is a major Philadelphia-based academic health system that is driving medical advances through clinical innovation, pioneering research and world-class education. The health system’s 1,000 physicians and scientists share a common mission of bringing tomorrow’s treatments to the bedside today, helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible.

Temple Health consists of:

Temple University Hospital (TUH) – Main Campus, a top-tier academic medical center that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, and highly specialized tertiary services. It is located on the Health Sciences Center campus in the Nicetown-Tioga section of North Philadelphia.

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, as a campus of TUH in Northeast Philadelphia, Jeanes Campus gives you easy access to Temple doctors, programs and advanced treatment options.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Campus, main location for behavioral health services, as well as other medical and emergency services, in the Kensington neighborhood.

Temple University Hospital – Northeastern Campus, home to a number of medical services offered by Temple University Hospital, Temple Faculty Physicians and Temple Physicians, Inc., located in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

Temple Faculty Physicians, a clinical faculty practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments.

Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices.

Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company.

ReadyCare, several urgent care locations staffed by Temple physicians offering walk-in care for adults and children (6+ months old).

Temple Health is an educational partner with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, providing medical education to the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists.

Temple physicians and scientists are dedicated to offering breakthrough options for patients who, just a few years ago, were considered untreatable. Using sophisticated technologies and personalized treatments, Temple is working to alter the course of serious disease. In over a dozen research centers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple researchers are speeding the transformation of fundamental scientific discoveries into practical therapies with a common objective to dramatically improve human health.

Diversity Statement

Located in the heart of an economically distressed and diverse urban area, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, we will address issues to promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. We recognize that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals’ race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application:

Application materials should include the following: a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please address your application to: Steven Popoff, PhD, Chair Search Committee, Professor and Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Confidential inquiries and candidate nominations should be directed to

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.