Campus Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7190667 (Ref.No. ej-4748855)
Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Campus Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship

Job ID: 263178
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

The Campus Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum is responsible for pre-clerkship curricular management, faculty development, and all aspects of preclinical medical education on the AU/MCG-GS Savannah Partnership campus. They will successfully demonstrate mastery of the requisite knowledge to teach across multiple systems, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal digestive, genitourinary, endocrine, and neurology. They will work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs and pre-clinical education leadership to create a preclinical experience that is academically enriched and ensures that all students achieve the knowledge, skills and professionalism across all years of the MD curriculum. This position is a non-tenure track administrative faculty with rank position. Ranks available are Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor commensurate with experience, education, and credentials.


Administrative - 80%
Participate in the collaborative design, delivery, and oversight of multiple team-taught organ system modules in the pre-clinical phase to ensure quality and consistency of instruction for M1/M2 students across the AU/MCG-GS Savannah Partnership curriculum.
Work closely with other clinical and basic science faculty to develop and deliver an integrated curriculum within and across the modules.
Be up to date on current Step 1 content and ensure that this information is prominently emphasized in the appropriate modules.
Oversight of the pre-clinical years of medical school on the Savannah campus, in partnership with the Campus Dean and Associate Dean for Curriculum, Curriculum Assistant Deans, Clinical Performance Exams (OSCEs), new competency-based curriculum development and First Year Electives.
Responsible for medical educator faculty recruitment, ensuring that faculty from all departments are supported, committed and engaged in the teaching process.
Work closely with MCG Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assistant Deans in Curriculum to co-create, develop, and implement new curricular innovations to ensure the MCG students have the core knowledge, skills, and professionalism to be exceptional physicians and prominent world leaders in health and science.
Participate in LCME accreditation activities.

Education and Service - 20%
Serve as module director/course director as needed for specific modules or courses.
Responsible for the delivery of pathophysiology instruction across a range of organ system modules.
Employ a variety of teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, and team-based learning.
Provide formative and summative assessment of medical student performance including the development of practice quizzes, flipped classroom sessions, and new/revised items for summative assessment.
Serve on the Pre-clerkship Curriculum Committee as an active member and attend committee meetings related to the medical school curriculum, including Module Directors Committee, Department Chairs Committee, the relevant Promotions Subcommittee, and the Curriculum Oversight Committee.
Be visible and on-site for medical students. Mentor/counsel medical students along with the other teaching faculty to ensure academic success in coordination with Student Affairs.
Engage in scholarship, clinical service, and academically-related public service

Required Qualifications

An MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or EdD is required.

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Professor- Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Evidence of effective teaching in clinical, small group and large group classroom teaching, and leadership roles in courses.
Evidence of effective teaching, experience in faculty development, and a commitment to work productively with a team of medical educators from clinical and basic science disciplines.
Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively and independently, problem solve, think critically, and demonstrate flexibility.
Evidence of innovation and scholarship in medical education is also desired.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven leadership in medical education, scholarly accomplishments, and nationally recognized in their respective field as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national level.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


This position is located at

5356 Reynolds Street, Suite #220, Savannah, GA

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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