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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

KHSC Wichita Full-Time
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KHSC is currently seeking an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

The ideal candidate should have an informed vision of what skills, expertise and knowledge will be needed by the osteopathic physician of the future and the curriculum needed to provide these. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will need good interpersonal skills to successfully work with a variety of professionals in this process. While responsibility is for the entire education curriculum, he or she will have senior administrative collaborators.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the initial curricular design, analysis and improvement for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, then collaborate and assist the faculty with the analysis and improvement once they are hired
  • Ensure that all curricular-related elements are ready, appropriate, and are of sufficiently high quality for accreditation as needed for various selected deadlines for accreditation
  • Oversee the quality and improvement of the educational programs to assure their effectiveness
  • Develop, implement, and oversee student assessment and testing processes and procedures
  • Develop, implement, and oversee processes and procedures for curriculum implementation
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the continuous improvement of the Student Handbook (Academic Handbook) and selected academic policies and procedures with the final changes subject to approval of the Dean
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures for faculty posting session content
  • Assist with the hiring and integration of the faculty into the curriculum
  • Recommend faculty for all required teaching assignments to the Dean
  • Foster a positive culture amongst the faculty
  • Serve on selected committees at the discretion of the Dean
  • Serve on the Dean’s Council or equivalent organization
  • Represent the Dean at selected events when assigned by the Dean
  • Responsible for Academic Affairs budget
  • Oversee and supervise library operations
  • Assist the Dean in accreditation functions to include document creation, data collection, data entry, education of faculty on accreditation, and other accreditation-related functions at the discretion of the Dean
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


  • Leadership abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to contribute to faculty growth and development
  • Strong knowledge base in medical education curriculum development
  • Strong team & team management skills
  • Familiarity with AOA COCA requirements
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Excellent service skills relevant to supervisor, peers, direct reports, medical students and faculty
  • Experience with medical school accreditation and reporting
  • Budget management experience


  • A team player who values radical cooperation, mutual support and team cohesion.
  • Possess a doctoral degree as a DO, EdD, PhD, or MD with a strong background in medical education. DO candidates and those with prior experience in a similar role as an associate dean at a new osteopathic medical school preferred.
  • Experience with developing online, hybrid, flipped classroom and other innovative learning experiences preferred.

Recommended skills

Curriculum Development
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Skills
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