The University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs to provide administrative and clinical operations leadership for a proposed Optometry program. The Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs will provide supervision and guidance for the day-to-day needs and development of the University of Detroit Mercy Eye Institute’s clinical program and facilities, while supporting the mission and goals of the School of Optometry.
Provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of clinical operations, including management of personnel, patient recruitment, financial resources, space, patient flow, and risk management.
Develop the Detroit Mercy Eye Institute as an internal rotation site for optometry students and as a practice site for optometric program faculty.
Work closely with clinic management to maintain quality assurance, financial stability, and process improvement.
Assist in recruitment of faculty for the Eye Institute clinics.
Coordinate clinical coverage for routine operation and after-hours emergency.
Collaborate with university and program leadership to develop and establish a Doctor of Optometry program
Provide guidance and management for the Director of Externship Programs
Monitor progress of students on clinical rotations to ensure progress towards graduation and recommend disciplinary action when necessary.
Facilitate in the remediation of students with clinical deficiencies, as guided by the Academic Performance Committee.
Collaborate with external providers and organizations to develop and expand the School’s clinical program.
Ensure continuous compliance with clinical affiliation agreements with external entities
Participate in development and delivery of courses in the Doctor of Optometry curriculum, including lecture, lab, and clinical sessions.
Ensure continuous compliance with all regulatory requirements and the ACOE’s standards of accreditation.
Remain active in state and national optometric organizations.
Adopt and advance the mission and goals of the School of Optometry.
Provide mentorship for clinical faculty to promote professional growth and development
Active participation in program and University committees to accomplish the goals of the Optometry program.
Participate in continuous improvement of curriculum in collaboration with the assessment and curriculum committees.
Participate in White Coat Ceremony, student orientation, commencement events, and other activities as assigned by the program’s Chief Executive Officer.
Solicit feedback from students and colleagues to evaluate effectiveness in teaching
Other duties as assigned or as needs arise relating to the effective implementation of the program.
University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity and excellence of its academic community.
The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a culturally diverse faculty and student body; and welcomes persons of all races and backgrounds.
The University of Detroit Mercy offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b), retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, and dependent care accounts, along with a generous holiday schedule.
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University of Detroit Mercy is currently seeking Preaccreditation status from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) for a proposed School of Optometry and is not currently recruiting students. Inquiries regarding accreditation status for the proposed School of Optometry at University of Detroit Mercy may be directed to the Accreditation Director of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
For more information about the University of Detroit Mercy, please visit udmercy.edu. Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Sulman Hans at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Detroit Mercy Eye Institute, in the Jesuit and Mercy tradition, through the integration of scholarly activity, evidence-based teaching, and service, fosters a forward thinking, inclusive learning environment committed to developing competent, socially and ethically sensitive eye and vision care professionals who are committed to patient care and community wellness. The University Eye clinics exist to provide comprehensive and specialty eye care services to the community and serve as facilities for the training of future Doctors of Optometry.