The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based approaches to faculty and staff professional development, as well as best practices in advancement and promotion, and faculty recruitment and retention. Applications must be sent before Friday 7 October.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine seeks an innovative and collaborative leader to fill the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (FALD). This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, School of Medicine (SOM).
The FALD Associate Dean will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing new, creative, and modernized programs, policies, and initiatives to enhance the career trajectory and vitality of faculty and staff. The FALD Associate Dean will also serve as a resource for SOM faculty, staff, and leadership by assisting and supporting professional and career development, faculty affairs (including advancement, promotion, and/or tenure) and leadership development.
The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based approaches to faculty and staff professional development, as well as best practices in advancement and promotion, and faculty recruitment and retention.
- Work collaboratively with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the FALD team, and SOM leaders to develop institutional programming that improves faculty performance and retention, the promotion and tenure process, and professional development and leadership.
- Lead FALD programming as part of professional or leadership development.
- Develop strategies to periodically assess faculty and staff interests and professional development needs, including assessing the current state of mentorship. Use this information to inform existing and future programming.
- Oversee faculty affairs, including annual faculty review, five-year department chair and center director reviews, advancement, promotion, and tenure (APT) processes, and post- mandate. Collaborate with the Office of Human Resources to ensure Faculty Liaisons and Department VPs for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Development are relevant to the APT and develop/maintain APT resources .
- Ensure a transparent and fair process for standing committee elections and faculty awards/recognition
- Develop relevant reports and metrics to measure and monitor the impact of faculty and staff professional development programs.
- Contribute to scholarly products and work to increase FALD’s presence nationally.
- MD, DO, PhD with a minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience; leadership experience in medical school faculty affairs/faculty development preferred
- The successful candidate must hold a faculty appointment in one of the departments of the School of Medicine.
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to work with and support a diverse medical school community
- Track record of strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive professional relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels in a complex and highly dynamic environment
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Strategic thinker, able to think creatively about program goals and the steps needed to achieve those goals Experience of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels in a complex and highly dynamic environment
- Ability to act deliberately in delicate situations; strong conflict management skills
- Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
- Demonstrated ability to lead and develop professional teams
Review of internal applications will begin immediately. Women and people who identify as underrepresented are encouraged to apply.
We invite all interested applicants to submit their applications to Courtney Sola ([email protected]) by October 7.
A committee chaired by Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, will review and interview applicants.
Application file to be submitted:
- cover letter 1 page
- Curriculum vitae
- Brief documentation that the candidate’s department manager is aware of the candidate’s interest in this position and will be willing to commit time and effort to this role if selected. We anticipate that this position will require 40% FTE. Documentation can be a letter from the department head or the signed attestation form.
- Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD – Chairman of the research committee; Chairman and Professor, Department of Genetics
- Stephanie Brown, PhD – Director of Strategic Initiatives, ODEI
- Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC – Professor, Health Sciences
- Shannelle Campbell, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Surgery
- Tim Daaleman, DO, MPH – Professor, Family Medicine
- Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN – Associate Professor, Medicine