Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs of ACHE

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) of ACHE, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs of ACHE provides leadership to all academic areas, to reflect the mission of the institution. The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs is an advocate for all academic programs, providing leadership to faculty and academic staff to ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs that meet the needs of students, and works under the direction of the VPAA to oversee the academic integrity of all academic programs providing leadership in long-range planning, budgeting, curriculum, and program development. The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs assists in ensuring the compliance with various accreditation agencies as well as state accreditation requirement and regulation thereof. The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs guides community outreach to foster strong community relationships and pipelines for continued institutional growth and positive impact. In the event of the absence of the VPAA, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs shall serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


  • Provide leadership for all academic programs and works with the Academic Deans and faculty to:
    • facilitate appropriate program development including accreditation standards.
    • ensure systematic review of programs to ensure quality and current course content to maintain ongoing quality improvement.
    • formulate, maintain and implement a high-quality curriculum and assessment and outcomes.
    • oversees all programs ensuring experiences meet quality metrics and accreditation IPE requirements
    • facilitate community engagement and agreements for outreach and pipeline in health education programs
  • Provide leadership in matters of academic policy, accreditation administration and regularly advise the Vice President of Academic Affairs on these
  • Coordinate and provide leadership to Strategic Planning Council and for the strategic planning
  • Coordinate with the Academic Deans to support hiring, development and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators of instructional programs and
  • Encourage and support research, grant-writing, publishing and other scholarly activities of the faculty and students.
  • Serve as a liaison to Academic Deans and Administration across all programs (and clinical settings as needed or appropriate) to facilitate communication and interactions with the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Work with direct reports to plan, develop and implement the annual budget for the respective academic divisions of
  • Coordinate accreditation efforts including policy development and the preparation of reports to various accrediting
  • Coordinate with the Academic Deans the preparation of the class schedule each
  • Collaborate with the Cabinet and Academic Deans in the compilation of information for the published catalog(s); coordinate the publishing of the catalog(s).
  • Coordinate professional development activities for the Academic Programs, and community clinical settings including GME as appropriate and as guided by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Coordinate and oversee Student Services including, Academic Counseling, Career Counseling and Mental Health and Wellness Resources and Activities.
  • Serves as ex-officio member of administratively appointed academic committees when appropriate.
  • Ensure communication with faculty by working closely with the Presiding Office of the Faculty Senate to promote quality and shared faculty
  • Other duties as



Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD, MD, or DO
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in academic medicine as an administrator
  • Proven record as a successful academic administrator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in academic medicine a Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant or Associate Dean, or full time Chair of a Clinical Department at a College of Medicine.
  • Clinical, academic, business operations, and legal experience and expertise suitable to allow him/her to provide mentorship and leadership for students and faculty.  
  • Professional involvement and positions of leadership within the medical profession, its associations and organizations.
  • Experience with scholarly activities, publishing, scientific research, writing, evaluation and management of grants. 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate leadership skills, delegation skills, and time management skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the design, delivery and evaluation of medical education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels
  • Ability to work as a group leader and group member; team player
  • Experience with scholarly publication and research
  • Ability to prepare grant proposals and academic evaluative reports

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or