Depending upon experience and qualifications, this role may be hired as an Assistant Dean or Chair. The Assistant Dean or Chair of Research is a non-tenured, faculty member responsible for the supervision of research, pre-doctoral didactic and clinical educational programs. This position participates and assists the Dean and colleagues in the planning, directing and implementation of college programs, policies and procedures, and assists in the development and teaching of curriculum which integrates the different specialty areas in a team-based, large and small group learning environments.
Typical responsibilities for this position include the following:
Develop research strategy and infrastructure and lead research compliance.
Provide logistical support for all research activities, including the coordination of student research opportunities.
Advise and mentor faculty and students on research projects.
Create and maintain relationships with scientific groups and universities to allow for collaboration in research.
Teach osteopathic medical students didactic course material for years 1-4 of their education (with focus on system-based courses of years 1 and 2).
Course director for scholarly activity rotations.
Serve the academic mission of the college and using academic professional expertise to serve your profession and the community.
Develop and direct programs, policies and procedures to build and expand opportunities for research and scholarly activity for faculty and students.
Develop budgets that advance the strategic mission for research and supervise the expenditures of funds used for research.
Develop policies to ensure compliance in human subjects and laboratory-based research.
Participate in the development of the departmental budget.
Maintaining professional literacy in the academic field.
Terminal degree (PhD, DO or equivalent) in relevant field.
Demonstrate commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity of the departmental faculty and staff.
A substantial record of success as an educator with experience in teaching foundational concepts relevant to medical education.
Experience with curricular and instructional design and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation preferred.
Evidence of being a team player who values collaboration, mutual support and team cohesion.
Demonstrated high-level of competency with budgets, business development, and strategic planning.
A history of exceptional scholarly, professional and/or individual achievement.
Ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow.
Ability to work with different computer programs and databases.
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) matriculated its inaugural class in August of 2018. This class of 2022 is composed of graduates from 97 U.S. colleges and universities, with above average composite medical board (MCAT) scores and highly competitive undergraduate grade point averages. These students originate from 29 states with approximately one-third coming from Idaho and the ICOM target 5-state region including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. ICOM was formed to address the current and growing shortage of physicians in the Mountain West and beyond. Although Idaho is among the most rapidly growing areas of the country, the state ranks 49th in physicians per capita. Approximately 30 percent of all actively practicing physicians in the U.S. are over 60 years of age. This cohort accentuates concerns about a wave of impending retirements amidst a much smaller influx of newly trained physicians. Over half of Idaho hospitals are Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). These CAH’s and their medical provider base must be maintained to assure access to health care for those they serve. The availability of primary care providers in these areas is a key public pol...icy concern.Before ICOM was established, Idaho was the most populous state without a medical school of its own. ICOM’s mission is to train competent and caring physicians prepared to serve persons in Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and beyond with an emphasis on rural, underserved areas within this five state region. ICOM was conceived and established to be of sufficient size to attract a well-qualified faculty and student body as well as to have the technical and other resources necessary to effectively train physicians for 21st century medicine.