The Associate Dean's core objective is to provide students with state-of-the-art scientific and preclinical training to equip them for their clinical year in affiliate schools. S/he will also have responsibility for the vet prep program, ensuring that these students are well prepared for entry to the DVM program.
S/he will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing an integrated veterinary curriculum on St Kitts, utilizing curriculum mapping and knowledge of day 1 competencies to inform development of a streamlined student experience. Attention will be paid to the costs incurred in delivering the program to provide the most economically-effective training for the student, while maintaining all the requirements of AVMA accreditation, commensurate with an excellent Veterinary School. An innovative approach to an outcomes-driven curriculum will be required. Implementation of the plan will require a consultative and consensual style of leadership. The post-holder will have access to considerable administrative resources in order to support operational excellence in the delivery of the program. Key colleagues will be the Director of IT, Director of Academic Technology, Learning Support, and Administrator for Teaching and Learning, who will have critical roles in implementing new models of delivery, and creating efficiencies to deliver better value for money.
The Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning will also provide pedagogical and academic guidance to develop the faculty on St Kitts in support of teaching. Further, the Associate Dean, will be active member of the Center for Innovation and Research in Veterinary & Medical Education providing stewardship and strategy forlead and organize novel research on veterinary education, involving significant numbers of faculty. S/he will also capitalize on the close working relationship with Ross University School of Medicine and other institutions within Adtalem Education Group to promote the University’s philosophy of “One Health”, to leverage the synergies of training and assessment in medical and veterinary education.
S/he must work closely with the Dean to provide operational and service excellence and to maximize business development opportunities in training and curriculum provision, particularly relating to the School’s internationalization agenda, for example organizing externships, articulation agreements and joint programs.
The Associate Dean will have responsibility for course assessments and for monitoring success of the program through outcomes assessment, in line with AVMA accreditation requirements, and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Director of Alumni Relations, faculty, and Adtalem Home Office, to organize, promote, and develop direct assessments of learning outcomes in the pre-clinical and clinical programs, and into the post-graduate period. S/he will implement changes in response to any deficiencies noted.
In addition, the Associate Dean will be an integral member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Dean and work in collaboration with this leadership group in order to oversee and maintain the academic programs of the School. S/he will participate in annual faculty evaluation for contract renewal, merit increase, and promotions.
Applicants with significant educational and leadership experiences in a College (or School) of Veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.