Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. The College of Human Medicine was founded as an innovative educational program embracing new but now widely adopted ideas like community-based education and problem-based learning.  The Shared Discovery Curriculum represents another significant innovation responsive to the needs of students and faculty in a new technological era and a new medical landscape.


Reporting to the college’s Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for UME will be responsible for content, quality, and delivery of the UME Curriculum and student curricular experience. This will entail working with the Curriculum Committee on the content, management, evaluation and implementation of the UME Program and collaboration with leadership of OMERAD, and other Associate and Assistant Deans of Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean for UME will supervise the Associate Dean for Community Academic Programs, the Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences and the Directors of the Academy, C3/JIT, Innovation and Integration, and Assessment. The Associate Dean for UME works with the Executive Director of Academic Affairs to finalize the UME budgets. This role will have responsibility for the provision of excellent clinical and non-clinical teaching, and responsibility for teaching assignments.  The Associate Dean for UME will collaborate with curricular, academy and assessment leadership to understand and optimize student performance and ensure comparability of experience and equivalence of assessment across CHM’s community campus structure. Finally, the Associate Dean is responsible for oversight of on-going curriculum evaluation and improvement, faculty development at all campuses. 


The successful candidate will have a terminal degree including MD, PhD or equivalent; significant leadership experience in medical education including curriculum design, assessment design, program evaluation; proven abilities to effectively supervise faculty and staff; demonstration of leadership and scholarship in medical education; extensive teaching experience with multiple educational modalities; and experience with LCME accreditation. In addition, we desire a candidate with demonstrable innovation in education; fiscal management and responsibility for college level programming experience; demonstrated collaborative approach to academic governance; and experience with faculty development design and implementation. Academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.



Interested individuals should apply to posting #718118 at For further information, please contact:  Dianne Wagner, MD, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at


Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity; we seek individuals who will contribute to our intellectual diversity and cultural richness. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities