Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is primarily responsible for the COM regarding mission, vision, goals, strategic plan, preparation, oversight and administration of the budget once approved by the administration and Board of Trustees.  He/She is responsible for the outcomes of the COM including the educational outcomes of the students and graduates, curriculum development, delivery, evaluation and revision.  He/She is responsible for faculty and staff recruitment and hiring as well as faculty development, evaluation and retention for the COM. He/She is responsible to ensure that the COM has the resources, facilities, faculty, staff and affiliations required for delivery of the educational, service and research missions of the COM. As CAO and Dean of the COM, he/she has day to day responsibility for academic and operational matters and reports the outcomes of operations and educational efforts to the board through the Provost and President.  He/She represents the COM professionally to public, governmental and professional organizations, groups and individuals.  He/She is responsible to advance the professional and public standing of the COM.  He/She provides leadership, serves as chief spokesperson and holds primary responsibility for all personnel, financial, educational and student matters for the COM.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

* D.O. degree from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine. Board Certification from of the American Osteopathic Association

* Experience in academic medicine as a Dean, Assistant or Associate Dean, Full time Chair of a Clinical Department at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of Medical Education/Program Director

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

* At least 5 years’ experience as a Dean, Assistant or Associate Dean, Full time Chair of a Clinical Department at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of Medical Education/Program Director.

* 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 Osteopathic

Profession, its associations and organizations.

* Experience with scholarly activities, publishing, scientific research, writing, evaluation and management of grants.