Vice Dean for Educational Affairs and Curriculum

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

  • Location: Edinburg, TX

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks an academic leader for Vice Dean of Educational Affairs and Curriculum. Apply within!Established in 2016, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine is the realization of the decades-long effort of community leaders and other supporters to establish a medical school in the Valley to provide health care to a region that historically has been burdened by health disparities.  The mission is to improve the quality of life and health for all in the Rio Grande Valley through collaborative innovations advancing healthcare, education, and research in a model of integration and teamwork within the community.

The UTRGV School of Medicine is comprised of 114 faculty in the following departments: Family and Preventative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Biomedical Sciences, Population Health and Biostatistics, Human Genetics, Neurosciences, Immunology and Microbiology, and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute. Today, the UTRGV SOM has more than 200 medical students and over 200 medical residents and fellows serving in 13 hospital-based training programs across the Rio Grande Valley, with more training programs on the horizon.

Position Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine (SOM) seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs and Curriculum. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine/Vice President for Health Affairs, the Vice Dean will oversee all aspects of medical education spanning undergraduate, graduate, continuing, and interprofessional education for the School of Medicine.

Qualifications

  • Terminal degree aligned with health professions education and scholarly activity and educational achievement from an accredited university. Medical degree preferred.
  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member of UTRGV SOM.
  • Rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Experience as a leader (e.g. Assistant or Associate Dean) in medical education.
  • Experience with LCME site visits and accreditation.
  • Experience managing large budgets and providing supervision for multiple employees.
  • Conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal and communications skills with students, staff and faculty.
  • Ability to work with administrative leadership of the School and University and ability to represent the interests of all constituencies on an equitable basis.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member of UTRGV SOM.
  • Strategic in orientation, with a positive and clear vision for the future direction of clinical practice and education.
  • Proven leadership with the ability to inspire and align leaders, faculty and staff and build strong teams.
  • An excellent communicator and diplomat who can relate effectively with wide and diverse audiences at all levels of the organization and externally.
  • Analytical and data driven; ability to use metrics to support key decisions.