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Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Reading Campus - Reading, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Medicine

Job Summary

The Assistant or Associate Dean will work with the Regional Vice Dean, Tower Health Campus and the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the oversight of student services, student advising, and student promotions. The Assistant or Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) will be engaged with students in all phases of the process that leads to the successful completion of the medical degree. The ASDA will be responsible for students on both the Reading and Philadelphia campuses of Drexel University College of Medicine with primary responsibility for Reading students. The (ADSA)will be involved in career advising and mentoring of students as they progress through the residency application and selection process. This position may be a combination of ADSA role and clinical work or, depending on the candidates experience and interest, has the possibility of being combined with an Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADDEI) role. The ADDEI will be an active member of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with special focus on the Reading, Tower Health Campus. The ADDEI will be responsible for developing and promoting programmatic activities that promote an inclusive environment and facilitate a diverse community. 

Essential Functions

Student Affairs:

  • Provide individual support and advising to medical students in the College of Medicine.
  • Serve as a Student Affairs Society Dean, providing individual advising and/or support to society students to the Reading students and possibly other Philadelphia student societies, providing oversight to society leaders in coordinating and implementing society programs and initiatives.
  • Participate in programming and processes to support medical student success including academic support, wellness initiatives, specialty exploration, etc.
  • Serve as an Administrative Liaison to the Student Promotions Committees and the Professionalism Advisory Board.
  • Participate in individual advising and class-wide programs to assist students with career exploration throughout medical school and advising for the residency application and match.
  • Prepare Medical Student Performance Evaluations for senior medical students.
  • Share in taking call on the Student Affairs Emergency Textline with the other Student Affairs Deans.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Academic Support and the Director of Student Mental Health Services.
  • Participate as a member of the Admissions Committee, the Curriculum Committees, the Student Wellness Committee, and other Committees and ad hoc Task Forces as necessary.
  • Work with Tower Health residency program directors to collaborate and incentivize mentorship across the UME and GME space, facilitating reading specialty societies and residency familiarity for both Philadelphia and Reading students.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Work with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) to facilitate program development specific to the Reading, Tower Health Campus to implement best practices in retention and promotion of students from historically underrepresented groups in medicine.
  • Help develop policies, procedures, and processes to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion at the College of Medicine and utilize metrics to determine efficacy of initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions to implement best practices for the recruitment of students from historically underrepresented groups in medicine.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Educational Affairs to implement best practices in culturally sensitive educational content.
  • Provide oversight and leadership for medical student interest groups focused on medically underserved communities.
  • Support and help initiate programs to develop a culture of tolerance and anti-racism in the preclinical and clinical environments.
  • Serve as a resource for education and training in bias, tolerance, and anti-racism.
  • Perform such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Vice Dean, Tower Health Campus

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, DO, or EdD
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in medical school academic administration either in a dean’s office position or as a course director, clerkship director, or residency training director.
  • The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • The candidate should be detail oriented and possess excellent time management skills

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


Reading Campus, Reading, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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