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Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at UCM/UCSF Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

Position overview

Position title: Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at UCM/UCSF Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $250,000-280,000.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023
Position duration: Career

Application Window

Open date: December 13, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 24, 2023 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: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 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

San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education Plus (SJV PRIME+) is a multi-campus BS/MD program designed to expand high-quality medical education in the San Joaquin Valley. Through a partnership between UCSF, its regional clinical campus UCSF Fresno, and UC Merced, the program will recruit, educate, and support future physicians to serve the communities of the San Joaquin Valley.

The program includes a four-year baccalaureate component, leading into the UCSF Doctor of Medicine curriculum. High school graduates accepted into the program will enter the eight-year program directly from high school. Students in the SJV PRIME+ BS/MD program will receive their BS from the School of Natural Sciences and the first 1.5 years of medical training based at UC Merced. After completing their preclinical training at UC Merced, students will be based at the UCSF Fresno campus where they complete the clinical training needed to graduate with an MD degree.

We are seeking a physician leader primarily responsible for the design, continuing development, and implementation of the pre-clerkship portion of the curriculum leading to the BS/MD degree. This leader is expected to be knowledgeable about medical education accreditation requirements and to demonstrate or develop a full understanding of and commitment to supporting the UCSF School of Medicine curriculum, educational philosophy, and student graduation milestones. A key success factor is ensuring SJV PRIME+ students have an equivalent medical education experience to their counterparts at the UCSF administrative campus, master the competencies needed to advance through the medical school, and provide the highest quality, most patient-centered care.

The Director is expected to oversee and provide leadership in the following areas: accreditation compliance; student advising and mentoring; curricular design, implementation, and evaluation; student assessment; faculty mentoring and development; admissions processes; and budget development. The work of the Director is done with and through others and thus, the successful candidate must be able to engage and empower SJV PRIME+ faculty and staff as well as UCSF and UC Merced campus staff and leaders to advance our collective work and to ensure a positive environment for all.

An ideal candidate will have strong administrative and collaborative skills in addition to intellectual leadership and vision. The candidate must enthusiastically and expertly advance our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A joint faculty appointment at the UCSF School of Medicine (SoM) will be established to enable the Director to assume responsibility for this regional campus of the UCSF School of Medicine. This position reports to the UCM Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost and UCSF Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, with a dotted line to the UCSF Associate Dean for Curriculum.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

• MD or MD/PhD or comparable, and a minimum of five years’ demonstrated experience in medical education administration, curricular, and implementation; experience with supervising, budgetary, human resources, and financial responsibilities a plus
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects, meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality, and adapt to changing priorities and needs required with professionalism, diplomacy, and composure
• A strong track record as an educational scholar and superior clinician-educator
• Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor
• An ability to champion education within a preeminent research institution and amongst a wide
range of external constituencies
• A recognized presence at the national level with medical education organizations
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing the culture and climate of diversity and inclusion
• Fiscal experience in terms of developing and monitoring the budget and other UME resources
• Excellent communication, data analysis, interpersonal and organization skills
• Experience in developing a strategic plan for medical education

Preferred qualifications

• Medical Education curriculum management and/or faculty development experience
• Familiarity with common and task specific technology for document creation, information
sharing and data collection and analysis education support and delivery
• Significant administrative and leadership experience in medical education programming and development; involvement in unique, innovative, and alternative methods for teaching

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

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