Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Salary: $140,000 - $150,000
College / University
Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Associate2024
Reporting to the Dean, and serving as the Chief Academic Officer, the Associate Dean plays an important leadership role in the daily operations and strategy of MCO, providing ongoing program curriculum and course delivery oversight as well as the evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes and coordination of student services. The Associate Dean oversees all academic and student-related functions at MCO, including oversight of the curriculum, assessment, faculty schedules, student schedules, disciplinary actions, development of policy letters, and faculty and student handbooks. Student affairs duties include oversight of recruitment, admissions, registration, financial aid, recruiting, scholarship and awards, counseling, student records, and student organizations. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the MCO Executive Committee, Student Administrative Committee, Faculty Administrative Committee, and assumes the responsibilities and authority of the Dean when the Dean is unavailable.
The ideal candidate will have a Doctor of Optometry degree (OD) from an ACOE-accredited institution or a clinically-equivalent degree in Ophthalmology (i.e., MD, DO) and be license eligible in the state of Michigan. Successful Associate Dean candidates will have a significant leadership role in graduate-level clinical education with a substantial history of experience in curricular development and innovations, educational assessment, the latest trends in education and experience with accreditation standards.
Preferred candidates should also have demonstrated success working well with faculty, administration, and students; training and/or experience in student advising and counseling; and a commitment to diversity. A track-record of scholarship and contributions at the national level is highly desired.
Doctor of Optometry degree (OD) from an ACOE-accredited institution or a clinically-equivalent degree in Ophthalmology (i.e.; MD, DO).
About Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
The Michigan College of Optometry prepares doctoral and post-doctoral students for successful careers as optometric health care leaders serving patients and society with integrity and professionalism. The program serves the health care needs of the public through its research, scholarly activity, evidence based clinical education and patient-centered care. We do this through the hard work of dedicated staff and outstanding faculty to meet the needs of today’s learner.
MCO has a unique combination of smaller class sizes and a beautiful facility that is designed for collaborative learning and offers advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology. We strive to educate optometrists who will be at the forefront of patient care throughout their careers.