Assistant Dean, Social Accountability

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The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (FoM), invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean, Social Accountability, which reports to the Dean.

The Faculty of Medicine has created a new position to meet its strategic objectives as outlined below in accordance with the WHO definition for Social Accountability for Medical Schools, which is: "...the obligation to direct their education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community, region and/or nation they have a mandate to serve..."

The Assistant Dean is responsible for:
• Overseeing the Social Accountability Program in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) (including its subprograms) and develop similar programs across all faculty programs.
• Leadership of the Faculty of Medicine social determinants of health clinic (NORTH).
• Representing the Faculty provincially, nationally and internationally in matters pertaining to Social Accountability.
• Leading and managing all aspects of the Social Accountability Leadership Committee (SALC) including the choice and selection of its members.
• Collaborating with key leadership (Admissions, Equity, Diversity and Gender, Indigenous, Francophone) to promote an integrated approach to Social Accountability.
• Advocating for and supporting a program of communitybased research to look at the needs of our closest community partners.

You meet the following qualifications:
• Must be an MD or PhD with an understanding of Faculty of Medicine programs;
• Prior experience in community engagement or previous work with marginalized populations;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills;
• Prior experience in leadership position or working on campus community partnerships;
• Bilingualism – active knowledge in one of the official languages and at least a passive knowledge in the other;
• Must be in good standing with their professional body or equivalent;
• Ideally, a university rank of associate or full professor, and;
• Eligible for licensure in Ontario, if applicable.

Location and Compensation:
Time allocation: 2 days per week. The successful candidate is expected to be located at the Faculty of Medicine during the 2 days; however consideration will be given to flexible work arrangements to allow the demands of the service to be spread over the entire week.
Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The duration of the appointment would be up to 5 years, renewable once.