Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

ID: 7071167
Posted: October 20, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) is responsible for providing collaborative and consultative academic leadership and management within CPMS. The Dean's primary responsibilities include the academic oversight of the CPMS program including curriculum, planning, and management of the operating budget, and development and implementation of strategies to promote the growth and quality improvement within the College. The Dean is also responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to scholarly pursuits. The Dean will lead the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the College that is aligned with the vision of the Board of Trustees and the President for the future of DMU as well as the strategic direction of the academic enterprise. The Dean works collaboratively as a member of the university's executive leadership team to advance the college and university strategic plans. The Dean also represents the college and, as appropriate, the university in the public and professional communities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The Dean will understand and advocate the guiding philosophy of “One University.”

Educational Excellence – Responsible for assuring that students enrolled in the College are receiving exceptional educations as evidenced by the development and assessment of learning outcomes and graduation measures.

Accreditation – Responsible for the oversight of all programmatic accreditation actions within CPMS and assisting in the university accreditation processes.

Leadership – Responsible for developing and upholding a culture of collegiality and cooperation between CPMS and the senior leadership of DMU.

Academic Integrity – Responsible for creating, implementing, and upholding policies and practices that assure the integrity of the degrees granted by the college. Serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the College.

Research – Encourage research and scholarly activity on the part of the faculty and students.

Clinic – Provide oversight for the CPMS clinical department (Foot and Ankle Clinic) in collaboration with other College Deans and DMU Clinic Administration.

Faculty/Staff Development – Responsible for the overall recruitment, retention, and development efforts for the faculty and staff in the College. The goals of such efforts are to create and sustain a motivated, prepared, and well-developed workforce that is adequately prepared for promotion and tenure decisions and capable of meeting the requirements that are established for them in collaboration with their supervisor and in keeping with the University workload policy.

Collaboration – Collaborate with COM and CHS to ensure the efficient delivery of current and new academic programs. Foster collaboration between the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the academic administrations of COM to meet the basic science curricular needs of all CPMS programs.

Strategic Planning – Responsible for the college’s vision and strategic planning process that will support the university's strategic plan.

Fiscal Management – Responsible for the fiscal viability of the college and its programs; responsible for the development, oversight, and management of the college and departmental budgets.


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