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Associate Dean, Clinical and Student Affairs, CHS

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Work type: FT
Location: Des Moines
Categories: Staff

The Associate Dean is responsible for providing collaborative, consultative, and participatory/servant leadership and direct management in regard to clinical and student affairs within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and under the leadership and as assigned by the CHS Dean.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight of academic policies and procedures as related to the College and its programs for students and clinical partnerships.
  • Provides assistance to CHS clinical affairs personnel in reviewing student performance on rotational/internship experiences.
  • Responsible for leading the College’s development of collaborative relationships with clinical sites, and collaborating with other DMU clinical programs and their clinical affairs leadership in the spirit of “One University” to develop a centralized and unified approach to selection, retention and evaluation of clinical sites.
  • Coordinates clinical and community partnerships across the college programs and among the other DMU colleges.
  • Facilitates recruitment, development, and retention of community partnerships for the college and its programs.
  • Works in collaboration with Department Chairs and enrollment staff in developing and monitoring enrollment plans and meeting enrollment goals including diversity enrollment goals.
  • Assesses and processes matters pertaining to student requests for leaves of absence or withdrawals.
  • In collaboration with university personnel, is responsible for working on compliance with Department of Education requirements as they pertain to distance education.
  • Functions as the CHS Liaison to University colleges, centers and units, in support of the academic and clinical matters of the CHS programs.
  • Responsible for developing collaborative relationships with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and their staff, to support programs within the College and for University compliance, as applicable.
  • Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.
  • Facilitates Student Success from Recruitment to Admissions to Graduation.
  • Provides Resources for Academic Advisors including Academic Planning.
  • Handles all student academic and professionalism petitions or special requests per APC and university policies.
  • Serves as representative and advisor to the Student Government groups within CHS.
  • Attends relevant university and program specific meetings related to the responsibilities.
  • Participates and assists with curriculum planning, College’s programmatic assessments, and accreditation report preparations as needed or assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and/or requested.  

Education and experience:

  • Terminal/Doctoral degree is required.
  • Terminal degree in one of the College’s programs or a related health profession is preferred.
  • Clinical experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous administrative, chair or academic leadership experience preferred.
  • Previous higher education and faculty experience preferred.
  • Rank equivalent to Associate Professor preferred.

Essential skills:

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative approach to working with a variety of stakeholders on a broad variety of topics.
  • Strong leadership and management skills in overseeing both human and fiscal resources.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ethical in treatment of people and in upholding the mission of the institution and its policies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

About DMU:

  • Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well!  Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy outstanding health/medical benefits, a generous retirement match, flexible work arrangements, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle.  Visit to learn more about our benefits.  

  • Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising of three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. The programs share a collective strength — an inclusive campus community where students and faculty come together in pursuit of knowledge, research and innovation. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state of the art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.

Department: CHS                                                                     Status: Exempt

Work Schedule:  8-4:30 M-F

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