Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Affiliations
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is conducting a national search for an inaugural position, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Affiliations (ADAPA). Reporting to the Executive Vice Dean for Academic Administration, the ADAPA will serve in a new leadership role with broad institutional purview. This leader will be a conduit at MSM for the development of new academic programs and new institutional affiliations, particularly at the stages of program development where comprehensive due diligence and assessment is key to the development of new programs and affiliations. It is the expectation that the ADAPA will play a central role in relationship building, accreditation, program admissions, and curriculum depending on the needs and requirements of the new program or affiliation.
The ADAPA must be exceptionally detail-oriented as the creation of new academic programs and affiliations that serve the mission of MSM will require a perspective spanning education, clinical service, and research. Key areas for the development of new programs and affiliations include GME, dual-degree programs with external partner institutions, 4+4 and/or 3+4 admission programs with select partners, curriculum development, and the strategic planning of new campuses. The formation of new programs and affiliations will require the development of business plans and models to be presented to senior leadership in collaboration with key leaders across MSM, including the seven clinical department chairs. Comfort with ambiguity, collaboration, and a creative approach to solving problems are all key personal characteristics. The ideal candidate for the ADAPA position will have a reputation for being a leader who is able to bring together ideas, people, and institutions to develop new programs and affiliations that advance both a specific mission, but also larger institutional goals. This person will lead and deliver trailblazing initiatives, drive dynamic discussions and challenge paradigms – all in a patient-centered, social mission-driven, system-oriented environment. He/She must lead with respect, integrity, wisdom, humility and intellectual curiosity. Should the ADAPA be a physician, it is anticipated that he/she will participate in clinical services in the appropriate clinical department for no more than approximately 10% FTE.
About Morehouse School of Medicine: Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1976 and, in 1981, became an independently chartered institution. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission. The mission of MSM is leading the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM employs more than 250 faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field. MSM awards Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Biomedical Research, Master of Science in Clinical Research, Master of Science in Biomedical Technology, and Master of Science in Neuroscience degrees. The majority of MSM’s more than 1,400 alumni choose to honor the mission by serving communities located in rural areas and inner cities. MSM’s research stature and reputation have grown exponentially over the last decade, fueled in large part by significant investments in our research infrastructure with funding from the NIH, HRSA, the Georgia Cancer Coalition, and others. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit www.msm.edu for more information and to review strategic planning documents, found online at www.msm.edu/StrategicPlan/index.php.
Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by January 9, 2019.
Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil and Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA
Academic Health Center Practice, Korn Ferry
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.