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How to Apply

Please send a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your interests, unique characteristics, and qualifications for the Assistant Dean position to Brad Densen (, or mail to:

University of Michigan Medical School

Office of Medical Student Education

Medical Science Building II

1137 Catherine Street, Room 3808

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5608

Review of applicants will begin in November. If you have additional questions, contact the chair of the search committee, Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD (, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education or Brad Densen (, Director, Office of Medical Student Education.

Job Summary

The Assistant Dean for Evaluation, Assessment, and Quality Improvement will work in the areas of program evaluation, educational assessment, and quality improvement for medical education in the Office of Medical Student Education. This position will work closely with and report to the Associate Dean in the Office of Medical Student Education to prioritize evaluation and assessment initiatives. In addition, the Assistant Dean will oversee curriculum analysis and outcomes data to foster opportunities for quality improvement. It is anticipated that this Assistant Dean will work closely with many educational units at the Medical School, including the Department of Learning Health Sciences, to foster synergistic and mutually beneficial collaborations. A faculty appointment with doctoral or advanced degree in education or medical degree with additional training in education is required.  This is a 50% effort position which at a minimum requires the equivalent of five (5) half days or a combination thereof in the Office of Medical Student Education weekly, active participation at various committee meetings, and participation in some weekend and evening activities.  (Remaining 50% effort will be a faculty appointment in the Medical School.)


Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and mature plans for continuous quality improvement in medical student education.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to faculty and staff working directly with medical student academic performance assessment and curriculum evaluation, directing initiatives to improve both assessment and evaulation strategies.
  • Facilitate, develop, and institute innovative programs and methods to aid outcomes analysis and quality improvement in medical student learning and education.
  • Report to and work closely with the Associate Dean and leadership team in the Office of Medical Student Education to facilitate strategic changes in the curriculum to enhance and improve medical education based on outcomes data and analysis.
  • Within the curricular unit, provide leadership and oversight to the mapping and expression of institutional competencies in all aspects of the medical student education program.
  • Provide oversight to the implementation and quality improvement of the medical student competency committees.
  • Work with the Associate Dean and other Assistant Deans in the unit to provide data and metrics supporting initiatives for faculty, students, and staff in medical education scholarship.
  • Help lead educational research and scholarship initiatives, collaborating with the Director of Advancing Scholarship, faculty, staff, and students in the Office of Medical Student Education to develop innovative ideas, prioritize pilot projects, and participate in these projects.
  • Assist with writing medical student performance evaluations (Deans Letters) for an assigned cohort of graduating students each year.
  • Share in the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Medical Student Education as directed by the Associate Dean.
  • Provide coverage for the Associate Dean in the Office of Medical Student Education and other Assistant Deans.

Required Qualifications*


  • A terminal degree in related field (i.e., M.D., D.O., and/or Ph.D.).
  • Must be eligible for a faculty position in the Medical School.
  • Proven leadership in medical student education.
  • Working knowledge of medical student curricula, with experience in teaching and demonstrated commitment to teaching.
  • Expertise in assessment design and program evaluation, with a good understanding of the statistical underpinnings of multiple different methodologies.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent team building, management, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in education research and scholarship.
  • Publication record demonstrating productivity in education research and academic scholarship.


  • A comprehensive understanding of medical fields and specialties.
  • Experience in outcomes research and quality improvement.


  • Additional Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Education or Health Professions Education, or equivalent.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.