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Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Michigan State University

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2019
Title Associate Dean for Academic Programs
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic Programs to join our college. The Associate Dean has oversight of all aspects of the professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and the veterinary technology curricula including delivery, support, and assessment. This position includes interaction with academic deans from other colleges who serve undergraduate students seeking admission to the professional program in CVM. This includes curriculum, educational facilities, faculty support within the curriculum, outcome assessment relative to curriculum and students’ academic performance, and instructional educational technology applications. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively across campus with the Office of Registrar and University Curriculum Committee (UCC).

Doctorate in veterinary medicine, or other closely related discipline is required.
At least 5 years of teaching experience as a full-time faculty member at an AVMA accredited college or university.
At least 2 years of experience in veterinary medical education and/or curriculum development.
Experience in applied clinical instruction.
Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, veterinary medical education.
Eligible for appointment at rank of associate or full professor, both tenure- or non-tenure faculty are eligible.

Term of Appointment:
The initial term of appointment is for 5 years, with the option for reappointment.

Roles and Responsibilities
Administration and Management of Programs
Administrative management of the Office of Academic Programs including staff in multiple locations who provide support for all aspects of the professional DVM and the Veterinary Technology curricula
Oversight and mentorship of Professional Student Clinical Education in supporting and monitoring academic and professional performance and welfare of students in their clinical year;
Develop annual operational budget for allocation of instructional funds to permit the College to accomplish its goals and strategically plan for new and innovative educational programs that enhance the learning and competence of the DVM and Veterinary Technology students;
Support and abide by the Principles of Community and be committed to inclusion of under-represented and/or non-majority individuals as part of the Office of Academic Programs.

Curriculum Management Administration and support for the DVM and Veterinary Technology (VT) curricula to ensure that the curricula are innovative, dynamic and grounded on best practices in educational methodologies and technologies and meet all relevant AVMA Council of Education (COE) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) standards for accreditation; Support the staff, students and faculty in the development and delivery of the curricula; Serve as administrative lead and support to the Curriculum Committee and the Council on Education Committee Standards for Accreditation; Oversight of curriculum scheduling; delivery of courses; student enrollment and scheduling; examination preparation and reporting; gradebook set-up and maintenance; and the senior externship program; Oversight of student, block, and faculty evaluations, including set up of applications for on-line data entry and collection; Oversight of curricular evaluation, including working with the Curriculum Committee and Clinical Education Committee to ensure that the data are available, and processes followed; Liaison with department chairs and faculty to submit nominations for all professional teaching awards; Liaison with department chairs in evaluating faculty instruction; Primary liaison with the Office of the Registrar; Work in partnership with the associate dean for Admissions, Student Life and Inclusivity.

Faculty Instructional Support
Provide support to enable faculty to meet the teaching mission; including faculty onboarding and provision of educational workshops; ordering and preparation of all teaching materials including cadavers and animals; provision of IACUC teaching protocols; and classroom AV support.

Student Learning Support
Provide support to students to ensure success in the DVM and Veterinary Technology curricula; including, academic counseling, provision of accommodations, medical requirements and clearance, tutoring, absences and emergencies, crisis management and referral, Planned Educational Leave Program and graduation requirements;

Oversight of educational facilities; including maintenance, renovation and audio visual upgrades to ensure facilities meet curricular needs and provide an excellent learning environment.

Outcomes Assessment
Oversight of the development and maintenance of instructional applications that support the curriculum and outcome assessment;
Oversight of outcomes assessment data and applications, including surveys and reports to evaluate the curriculum, faculty teaching effort, student didactic and clinical competence and performance, and student academic services.
Interpretation of assessment information, in conjunction with the curriculum committee, and management of the initiation of changes that comply with the COE Standards.

Professional Competence and Activity
The Associate Dean must engage in continuing professional growth and relate effectively with academic personnel in their own unit and in other campus units. There is an expectation to remain actively engaged in teaching, especially in the professional DVM curriculum, demonstrating competence and creativity. Continuing scholarly activity in an appropriate discipline is expected.

University and Public Service
Although the primary service role is directed toward administration of the Office of Academic Programs, the Associate Dean is expected to contribute where appropriate and when time permits to other committee service and shared governance and in public service to professional or other relevant organizations.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Janver Krehbiel (, with any questions or requests for additional information. Applications (curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing accomplishments and commitment to education and academic programs, a diversity statement outlining contributions and aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity, a statement of teaching/learning philosophy, and contact information for 3 individuals serving as references) can by submitted through: The deadline for applying is February 28, 2019.

Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant school, is one of the top research universities in the world where veterinary science has been taught since its 1855 founding. Located on one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful campuses, the University is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with convenient access to large cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems. In addition, Michigan, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website for more details.

Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and Educator

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