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Associate Dean for Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation

Application Window

Open date: March 7, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Sep 7, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Associate Dean for Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation

Position Description
The UCSF School of Medicine seeks a new Associate Dean for Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation (ADA). The ADA provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of initiatives to ensure a robust program of assessment of student performance; establishment of strategic priorities and use of data to continuously improve the undergraduate medical education curriculum and outcomes, and maintain adherence to accreditation standards.

The ADA serves as a core member of the Vice Dean’s education leadership team. The ADA functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, and Associate Dean for Students, as well as the directors of the Joint Medical Program with UC Berkeley, the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, the Program for Medical Education for the Urban Underserved, and the San Joaquin Valley PRIME Program.

  • The ADA is responsible for developing the strategic vision and overseeing implementation of procedures needed to maintain UCSF’s status as a leader in student assessment, program evaluation, and continuous quality improvement.
  • The ADA oversees policy and procedures for student advancement including student grading committees and student progress committees throughout the curriculum.
  • The ADA is responsible for developing and maintaining systems to identify students whose performance does not need expected milestones and referring for appropriate intervention.
  • The ADA oversees the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) process.
  • The ADA develops the medical school strategy to implement and continuously improve systems to collect and use program evaluation data to identify areas for program improvement, design needed interventions, and measure the effectiveness of interventions.
  • The ADA is responsible for identifying, developing and monitoring processes to maintain adherence to accreditation standards and leading the school’s accreditation processes and compliance with accrediting bodies (LCME and WASC).
  • The ADA oversees a Director of Student Assessment and Director of Program Evaluation and Education Continuous Quality Improvement, and collaborates closely with a staff of educational professionals focused on student assessment, program evaluation/educational continuous quality improvement, accreditation, and data and analytics.
  • The ADA works closely with the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Dean for Students, program evaluation/educational continuous quality improvement team, data team, and chief of staff.

The ADA is expected to use evidence-based strategies in this work and contribute to the national conversations on competency based medical education, student assessment, assessment for learning, and continuous program improvement.

This is a 1.0 FTE position; it is envisioned to be a 0.70 FTE position funded through the Office of Medical Education and an additional 0.30 FTE professional effort will be compensated by the individual’s home department for contributions to that department.

Preferred Qualifications

  • We seek a physician educator and leader with the capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty.
  • The ADA must demonstrate expertise in competency-based medical education and student assessment.
  • The ADA must enthusiastically and expertly support and advance our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The ADA will be expected to demonstrate or develop expertise in the curriculum of the School of Medicine, the performance expectations for students, change management, and the legal and regulatory environment in which medical education operates.
  • The ADA must design and implement the systems needed to ensure that the Student Assessment Team and Program Evaluation Team collect, analyze, report, and respond to data to represent student and UME program performance.
  • The ADA must demonstrate the ability to analyze current practices and data, plan and lead process improvements, and guide implementation of changes in workflows, structures and teams.
  • The ADA will be expected to demonstrate or develop knowledge and skills in accreditation.
  • The work of the ADA is done with and through others and thus, the successful candidate must be able to engage and empower School of Medicine faculty and staff to advance our collective work and to ensure a positive environment for all.
  • Essential skills include data analysis skills, quality improvement and work process skills, creative problem solving, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, the ability to work within systems, leading change, and clear written and spoken communication.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  1. An MD degree or equivalent degree;
  2. Experience in medical education with documented effectiveness in learner assessment;
  3. Experience in data management;
  4. Demonstrated commitment to and effectiveness in advancing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  5. Demonstrated experience as an effective leader;
  6. Eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

The official start date for position is September 1, 2024 or earlier if desired.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $139,500 - $411,500. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Interested faculty are encouraged to apply by uploading a 2-page cover letter of interest; a one-page statement of your educational philosophy relevant to this position; a one-page statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and a CV by completing the application at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter - Two-page letter of interest.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - One-page statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy - One-page statement of your educational philosophy relevant to this position.

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA