The UCSF School of Medicine seeks a new Associate Dean for Students (ADS). The ADS provides leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of initiatives to ensure the academic success, personal wellbeing, community building, and informed career choices of our talented medical students. 


The ADS serves as an essential member of the Vice Dean’s leadership team. The ADS functions as a collaborative colleague with the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Curriculum, the Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards, and the Associate Dean for Regional Campuses as well as the directors of the Joint Medical Program with UC Berkeley, the Medical Scientist Training Program, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program, the Program for Medical Education for the Urban Underserved, the San Joaquin Valley PRIME Program, and School of Medicine student coaches for issues related to student wellbeing and success. The ADS oversees a staff of educational professionals and academic counselors on the Student Experience Team who work collaboratively with students and faculty to support the comprehensive student educational experience and to guide students’ professional identity formation as they transition from students to physicians. In addition, the ADS is responsible for oversight of the following programs: advising for diverse students, career advising and specialty selection, students’ applications through the National Residency Matching Program, student wellbeing, and accommodations for medical students with protected disabilities. At the campus level, the ADS works closely with the Director of Student Disability Services, the registrar, student financial aid services, student health and counseling, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, and the student deans of the other UCSF health professions schools.


The ADS is expected to use evidence-based strategies in this work and to contribute to the national conversations on professional identity formation; diversity, equity and inclusion; student wellness; mentoring and advising; career counseling; and the residency match. 


This is envisioned to be a 0.90 FTE position, funded through the Office of Medical Education. The additional 0.10 FTE professional effort will be compensated by the individual’s home department for contributions to that department.


Personal Qualifications

·     We seek a physician educator and leader with the capacity to inspire, support, and encourage students, staff and faculty. 

·     The ADS must demonstrate expertise in student support, advising and professional identity formation.

·     The ADS must enthusiastically and expertly support and advance our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

·     The ADS must design and implement the systems needed to ensure that the Student Experience Team sustains and continuously improves student support. 

·     The ADS will be expected to demonstrate or develop expertise in the curriculum of the School of Medicine, the developmental challenges facing our diverse community of students during this intensely formative period of their lives, and the legal and regulatory environment in which medical education operates.

·     The work of the ADS is done with and through others and thus, the successful candidate must be able to engage and empower School of Medicine faculty and staff to advance our collective work and to ensure a positive environment for all. 

·     Essential skills include creative problem solving, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, the ability to work within systems, and clear written and spoken communication.


Position Requirements


The successful candidate will have:

1.  An MD degree;

2.  Experience in undergraduate medical education with documented effectiveness as a teacher and/or mentor of medical students;

3.  Demonstrated commitment to and effectiveness in advancing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion;

4.  Demonstrated experience as an effective leader; 

5.  Eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.


The official start date for position is July 1, 2022 or earlier if desired.  


Interested faculty are encouraged to apply by uploading a 2-page cover letter of interest; a one-page statement of your educational philosophy relevant to this position; a one-page statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and a CV by completing the application at


UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.