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Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education

College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

The College of Medicine invites applications for the senior leadership role of Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education (DME). This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership of planning, implementation and evaluation of DME throughout the province of Saskatchewan, with a key focus outside of Regina and Saskatoon. The Associate Dean will be responsible for stabilizing the current DME training sites, aiding in the establishment and implementation of a five-year plan to support the development of new distributed medical education sites, as well as building operational capacity to ensure feasible and viable DME programs for the continuum of medical education and medical research.

The Associate Dean DME reports to the Vice-Dean Education. Requirements for the position include a medical degree and applicants must be eligible for registration with the appropriate professional licensing body in Saskatchewan, if applicable and as required. A strong scholastic and research record, and/or practice of professional skills and progressive leadership experience in an academic or related environment, are required. A strong understanding of Saskatchewan’s health system and strong interpersonal skills are essential. The position profile is attached.

The preferred appointment is a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2017, though the timing is negotiable. This is an out-of-scope 0.6 FTE senior leadership position with full associate dean compensation and benefits.  The successful candidate will have flexibility in their schedule for the remaining 0.4 FTE.

All faculty members regardless of designation, and those eligible for appointment are welcome to apply. Consideration of applications will begin in February 2017.  Please apply in confidence by submitting a one to two page letter of interest, your current CV, and three letters of reference, by February 1, 2017 to

The Associate Dean Distributed Medical Education Search Committee:

Dr. Preston Smith, Dean of Medicine (chair)

Dr. Hope Bilinski, Associate Dean Central Campus and Academic Health Sciences, College of Nursing

Dr. Anurag Saxena, Associate Dean Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr. Pat Blakley, Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education

Mr. Reed Gillanders, medical student
Dr. Alex Watts, medical resident

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.