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Associate Dean – Undergraduate Medical Education

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.

Throughout NOSM’s four-year MD program, medical students spend time completing patient-centred, case-based, and small-group learning in the classrooms and labs.  NOSM also offers the unique opportunity to live and learn in communities across Northern Ontario, allowing MD students to learn the art of medicine and patient care in various clinical settings. NOSM is now seeking an Associate Dean (UME) to oversee and provide strategic direction for the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program.

Accountable to the Dean, President and CEO, the Associate Dean (UME) acts as the senior Faculty officer providing supervision and stewardship to undergraduate medical education such that the obligations of the School are met.  Further, the Associate Dean (UME) is responsible for and maintains the full accreditation status of the MD program in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the program, notably the CACMS and IQAP.  Providing leadership and vision in the development of a UME five-year strategic plan, the Associate Dean (UME) ensures sufficient supports and guidance are in place for the academic elements of the undergraduate program.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee all financial and human resources for the UME office.  Through the leadership of the MD curriculum and governance committees, the Associate Dean (UME) has the responsibility to uphold academic and professionalism standards, oversee course and content development, and oversee medical student assessment.

The successful candidate for Associate Dean (UME) 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.  With a background of at least five years as an educator in undergraduate medical education, the Associate Dean (UME) 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).  Experience in the development, management and implementation of medical school curriculum in an accredited medical school at the undergraduate level is required.  Candidates will also have knowledge of Francophone and Indigenous cultures.

The committee will begin to review applications after September 30, 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.