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Associate Dean for Curriculum

The UCSF School of Medicine believes that the goal of medical education is to alleviate the burden of suffering and illness in our patients and to improve the health of our communities.

The Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the undergraduate medical school curriculum. Success in this work requires attention to integrating the enduring responsibilities of the physician and physician scientist with the emerging competencies needed to serve our patients and communities in the 21st century. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding not only of educational theory and practice but also evolving trends in science, health, new models of health care delivery (e.g., team-based interprofessional care), and patient experience and expectations.

The ADC reports to the Vice Dean for Education in the School of Medicine and serves as an essential member of the Vice Dean’s leadership team. The ADC functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Students, the Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards, and the Associate Dean for Medical Education as well as the directors of the Joint Medical Program, the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, and the Program for Medical Education for the Urban Underserved. The ADC supports and oversees course and clerkship faculty leaders; educational staff professionals who support curricular experiences; the governance structure of the undergraduate medical education curriculum; and the LCME accreditation process. The ADC participates in the financial management of the medical student education mission and works to align medical student education strategies, policies and procedures with those of other UCSF educational programs by collaborating with other campus leaders including the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, the Vice Chancellor for Student Academic Affairs, and the educational leadership of other UCSF Schools.

The ADC is expected to use evidence-based strategies in this work and to contribute to the national conversation on curricular design and evaluation, faculty development, and institutional support for education.

This is a 0.80 FTE position, funded through the Office of Medical Education.

Personal Qualifications

We seek a physician educator and leader with the capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty.  The ADC must demonstrate expertise in curricular design and implementation with a goal of ensuring that all students master the competencies needed to advance science and provide the highest quality, most patient-centered care. The ADC must enthusiastically and expertly advance our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, using curriculum to reinforce our aspirational goals of equity in all aspects of education, science and health care. This leader will also be expected to demonstrate experience in curricular evaluation and continuous improvement, leadership of faculty educators, LCME accreditation, and the legal and regulatory environment in which medical education operates. The work of the ADC is done with and through others and thus, the successful candidate must be able to engage and empower School of Medicine faculty and staff as well as UCSF campus staff and leaders to advance our collective work and to ensure a positive environment for all. The ADC must be able to demonstrate a commitment to helping our students achieve the excellence expected of a UCSF graduate. Essential skills include superb communication, creative problem solving, effective team-based collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, and the ability to design and work within systems.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  1. An MD degree and a faculty rank of associate or full professor
  2. Experience in medical student education with documented effectiveness as a teacher and/or mentor of medical students;
  3. Experience in educational leadership at either the medical student or the GME level;
  4. Demonstrated commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity and inclusion;
  5. Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader of faculty and staff

The official start date for this 0.80 FTE position is July 1, 2017. The Office of Medical Education will provide 0.30 support for the chosen candidate between March 1 and July 1, 2017, for development and onboarding.

Application Process:

Interested faculty are encouraged to apply by completing the Qualtrics Application  and uploading the following materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of intent, addressing the qualifications outlined in the position description. The letter should be no more than 2 pages.
  • Up to one additional page outlining your philosophy of and vision for undergraduate medical education.
  • Up to one additional page outlining your experiences related  to and vision for optimizing diversity, equity and inclusion in UME.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 


Staff Positions

Operations and Special Project Manager

Unit: Admissions and Student Experience Team

Reporting to the Executive Director of AsSET (Admissions and Student Experience Team), the Operations and Special Project Manager will contribute project, operational and financial management skills essential to the running of this complex unit of the SOM Dean’s Office. This professional applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments, projects, and tasks that enable key programs such as the visiting medical students and peer tutoring programs. An essential member of the MSE team, the Operations and Special Project manager applies acquired skills and process and policy knowledge to support medical education deans and directors, faculty, and students. The individual coordinates medical education program operations including scheduling, monitoring databases, tracking, accreditation, and compliance.

  • BA/BS degree with a major in a related field and two years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated competency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management
  • Basic accounting experience
  • Impeccable professional written and verbal communication skills including extraordinary discretion and tact are required to effectively interact with faculty, staff, students, and public
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and show outstanding judgment when working with confidential student and other matters
  • Ability to work independently to meet required deadlines
  • Demonstrated reliability and attendance
  • Ability to follow through and complete verbal and written protocols/directions
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated adaptive expertise
  • Demonstrated excellence in multitasking and prioritizing
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in seeking information related to processes and projects from individuals and written information within and outside UCSF 

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Accreditation Manager

Unit: Office of Graduate Medical Education

The Accreditation Manager reports to the Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and serves as a key member of the School of Medicine Dean’s Office and OGME. The Accreditation Manager manages operations related to accreditation of the sponsoring institution (UCSF School of Medicine) and its approximately 90 ACGME-accredited and ABMS-accredited residency and fellowship programs.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS with a major in a related field and four years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced competency in a paperless computer environment and understanding of data integrity standards (MS Office Suite, Adobe Professional, document scanning/storage, web-based applications and tools, etc.)
  • Must exhibit organizational acumen, have the ability to maintain confidentiality, and have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and formulate practical solutions to programmatic issues
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with writing, interpreting, and implementing regulatory and/or accreditation policy and requirements


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Simulated Learning Centers Lab Assistant

Department: Kanbar and Anatomy Learning Centers

The Kanbar Center serves all five health professional schools at UCSF and provides learning opportunities across the continuum of health professions education.We support UCSF's educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations, thereby improving patient care and safety.

Under the direction of the Kanbar Center Operations Director and the Anatomy Learning Center lab Manager, the Simulated Learning Centers Lab Assistant will assist in the coordination and support of educational activities, and the daily operations and maintenance work in the Simulated Learning Centers at the Kanbar Simulation Center and the Anatomy Learning Center.

This position will work 20 hours per week and the work schedule will include Saturday and Sunday work days to support after-hours and weekend courses and operations support and maintenance in Simulated Learning Centers.

Required Qualifications   

  • High School graduation and three years of laboratory experience, or two years of college, including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience
  • High level of anatomical knowledge
  • Dissection skills for identifying, producing, labeling and keying dissected specimens
  • Experience in human anatomy, physiology, medicine and the healthcare setting

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Administrative and Process Analyst

Unit: Graduate Medical Education

The Analyst II, Graduate Medical Education (GME), provides high-level analytical and procedural financial support services to the GME Finance Manager and Director of Graduate Medical Education; executive support to the Director of Graduate Medical Education; and high-level procedural support to the Education Technology Manager. Finance-related responsibilities include complex analyses of financial data gathered and compiled from multiple funding sources; participation in the management of GME financial resources, including the Blumberg Loan fund; and maintenance and dissemination of financial reports and billing documentation. The individual will also support the Director of GME through providing administrative support and also management and/or participation in special projects. Lastly, the individual will work closely with the Education Technology manager in providing E*Value support to the program coordinators and program directors by triaging E*Value help desk requests and providing consultative resources.

Required Qualifications   

  •  BA/BS degree with a major in a related field and two or more years of experience in administrative analysis and/or finance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  PC and Mac proficiency
  • Advanced knowledge of and proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Highly organized and advanced ability to prioritize projects to meet the demands and deadlines of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Well-developed ability to identify, gather, and convey information and different perspective accurately, appropriately, and on a timely basis


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