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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 designs and implements curricular improvements ensuring that all students master the competencies needed to advance science and provide the highest quality, most patient-centered care. 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.

The ADC enthusiastically and expertly advances 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. The ADC engages and empowers School of Medicine faculty and staff as well as UCSF campus staff and leaders to advance UCSF’s curricular goals and to ensure a positive environment for all.

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 Associate Dean for Curriculum time commitment is .80 FTE, additional .20 FTE support will be provided though departmental roles and responsibilities.

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
  6. Superb communication and effective team based collaboration skills;  demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
  7. Ability to design and work within complex systems
  8. Understanding of the legal, regulatory, and accreditation environment in which medical education operates

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Expertise in curricular design, implementation, and curricular evaluation
  2. Experienced physician educator and leader with a demonstrated capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty.

The official start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Interested faculty are encouraged to apply at 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 philosophy and vision for UME.
  • Up to one page outlining your vision and experiences related to optimizing diversity, equity and inclusion.

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. Please apply online by visiting the application link here.

Staff Positions

Communications Manager Position

Unit: Office of Medical Education - Central

The Medical Education Communications Manager independently oversees central Medical Education communications and initiatives on behalf of the Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Medical Education. These initiatives serve the entire Medical Education enterprise including Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Medical Education and medical education partners. 

The Communication Manager independently oversees all written, visual, digital and electronic communications spanning the medical education enterprise. 

The Manager collaborates with the School of Medicine Communications Office and the Office of Medical Education’s Administrative Director to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy for all medical education initiatives. The Manager writes and produces admissions marketing collateral, the annual report, monthly medical education newsletters, and oversees all communication from the Vice Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Education. This includes writing school-wide announcements, news stories, and creating PowerPoint presentations. 

The Manager serves as the principal manager and editor of the Medical Education websites and oversees all graphic and brand identity for the medical education related websites. The Manager provides central oversight and direction to unit-based communication specialists. Knowledge of Drupal is strongly preferred.

In addition, the Communications Manager manages the school’s social media campaigns, oversees video production for external audiences, and manages the digital photo library. The Communications Manager maintains and oversees the central Office of Medical Education event calendar, communication editorial calendar, and works with units to maintain and update communication rosters and listserves. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field (i.e., English, Public Relations, or Business Communications)
  • Advance knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint with proven ability to use tools as an efficient and effective means of preparing and presenting
  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and the most appropriate and effective applications
  • Demonstrated high level communication, discretion, and executive skills to represent the Vice Dean for Education’s Office professionally and appropriately
  • Ability to convert large amounts of raw data into well organized, meaningful and clear presentations
  • Highly organized and advanced ability to prioritize projects to meet the demands and deadlines of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

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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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