Director of Academic Affairs

The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith invites applicants for the position of Director of Academic Affairs. The Director will be responsible for the Department’s ongoing evaluation of the content and outcomes of the curriculum and its quality improvement processes to ensure that it advances the mission, values, and goals of ARCOM and meets the educational needs of the students. Responsibilities will include budget preparation and supervision of the college’s medical education and evaluation departments. He/she is charged, along with the remainder of the COM Academic Leadership Team, with providing an environment and the resources that make it possible for the advancement of ARCOM students’ professionalism, knowledge, skills and competencies to the level required for a graduate Osteopathic physician.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree, PhD, EdD, D.O. or M.D. from an accredited college.
  • Three years (3) academic experience as a department chair, assistant dean, associated dean, research director or equivalent experience.
  • Preferred track record in teaching and leadership from an accredited medical school.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years (5) academic experience as a department chair, assistant dean, associated dean, research director or equivalent experience at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine or Academic Health Care Teaching Center.
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarly activity, medical research, and service to public or profession.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, laboratory, simulation, and standardized laboratory settings for students and residents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills.