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Associate Dean – Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs

NOSM is a made-in-the-North solution that is attracting attention from around the world for its innovative model of community-engaged medical education and research, while staying true to its social accountability mandate of contributing to improving the health of the people and communities of Northern Ontario.

NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and the Faculty of Medicine of Laurentian University in Sudbury. NOSM’s campus spans thousands of kilometres and includes Indigenous, Francophone, remote/rural communities, and urban centres.  NOSM has a mandate to be socially accountable to the cultural diversity of the region it serves.

Included in its mandate is the provision of training to increase the number of – and access to – doctors as well as registered dieticians, physician assistants, audiologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and speech-language pathologists.  NOSM is now seeking an Associate Dean (PGMEHSP) to oversee and provide strategic direction for all Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Program activities.

Accountable to the Dean, President and CEO, the Associate Dean (PGMEHSP) has demonstrated experience in the management and operationalization of distributed community engaged medical education programs across diverse cultural entities and large geographic areas.  Providing leadership and vision in the development of a PGMEHSP five-year strategic plan, the Associate Dean (PGMEHSP) ensures sufficient supports and guidance are in place for the academic elements of all residency, fellowship and sponsorship trainee programs, and other health sciences programs.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee all financial and human resources for the PGMEHSP office.  An excellent relationship builder, the Associate Dean (PGMEHSP) has the ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and relationships with all residency education and health sciences program stakeholders to advance the vision and mission of NOSM.

The successful candidate for Associate Dean (PGMEHSP) will have a proven record of leadership in an academic or clinical setting coupled with either a PhD and/or MD, with preference given to a practicing clinician with certification in the CFPC or RCPSC.  The ideal candidate currently holds an academic appointment at NOSM, and must be able to commit to a minimum of 0.4 – 0.6 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE).  Experienced in the development, management and implementation of medical school curriculum in an accredited medical school at the postgraduate level is required.  Candidates will also have knowledge of Francophone and Indigenous cultures.

The committee will begin to review applications after September 15, 2019 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  To be considered for this senior academic leadership role, interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and a CV outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience and interests, including future directions, together with the names and addresses of three referees to:

Learn more about this position by reading the full job description.

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals.  NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Indigenous and Francophone candidates, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Eligible candidates from Northern Ontario will be given preference.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.