Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (AD-UME)

Dallas, Texas
Jun 11, 2024
Jul 11, 2024
Contract Type
Full Time


UT Southwestern Medical School is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (AD-UME). The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education reports directly to the Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Education. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping and advancing the undergraduate medical education program, ensuring high standards of curriculum delivery, fostering a positive learning environment, and promoting excellence in medical education.

The AD-UME has responsibility for overseeing the entire UTSW MD curriculum, including the Pre-clerkship Experience (PCE), Clerkship Experience (CE) and Post-CE phases. The AD-UME will partner closely with educational leaders across UTSW MD curriculum to continually improve the quality of all courses, clerkships and educational experiences with the ultimate goal of ensuring educational alignment and effectiveness of the curriculum toward meeting the MD Program Objectives and associated competencies.

The AD-UME will have an exemplary track record of medical education leadership and a proven understanding of the medical student curriculum, as well as knowledge of pedagogy, emerging challenges, and innovative approaches and curricular design in undergraduate medical education. The AD-UME will be an experienced and committed leader, manager, teacher, role model, communicator and collaborator who furthers the UTSW mission and commitment to excellence in medical education.


As one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, UT Southwestern integrates pioneering research with exceptional health promotion, clinical care, and education. The UT Southwestern Medical Center is located in the heart of the Southwestern Medical District – a nearly 400-acre medical complex 10 minutes north of downtown Dallas. Through its own and affiliated health systems – UT Southwestern University Health System, Parkland Health, Children’s Health, Texas Health Resources, and the VA North Texas Health Care System – UT Southwestern healthcare providers are central to the care of millions of residents in the highly diverse population of North Texas.


  • Medical Degree (MD or equivalent) and a strong background in medical education.
  • Previous administrative experience in a medical school setting.
  • Experience with the development, management, and monitoring of medical education programs.
  • Curriculum leadership experience as a course, clerkship, or program leader.
  • 7-10 years of direct teaching experience of medical students.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and guidelines for undergraduate medical education.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal skills and collaborative, inclusive and team approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with all phases of the MD curriculum, the medical education environment, and large medical center environments.
  • Contributions to medical education scholarship, continuing professional development and academic advancement (e.g., attend relevant medical education meetings, Medical Education Grand Rounds, etc.).
  • Able to dedicate a minimum of 70 % FTE to the role.
  • Experience navigating multisite/partner training sites medical education programs.
  • Experience building new training sites.
  • Educational outreach initiatives
  • Leading substantial change in medical education that is patient centered.
  • Integral part of interprofessional collaboration



The search committee will review candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to the Chair of the Search Committee, Sherry C. Huang, M.D., Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Education, at

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community.  As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.