Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The University of Pikeville and Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. KYCOM is ranked #2 by US News and World Report in medical schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas and #2 in medical schools with the most graduates in practicing primary care. With nearly 550 students, faculty and staff are committed to teaching and learning, innovation, and the success of medical education. 

Under the supervision of the Dean of KYCOM, this person is directly responsible for the administration of all aspects of the KYCOM academic programs as assigned by the Dean.


  1. Manage and evaluate the Academic Affairs staff.
  2. Prepare and recommend a departmental budget.
  3. Serve as Chair or Co-chair of the KYCOM Curriculum Committee.
  4. Oversee the creation and management of daily class schedules for first and second year KYCOM classes.
  5. Oversee the block exam testing process for first and second year classes.
  6. Oversee the composition of Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE) for KYCOM students.
  7. Assist KYCOM students in preparation for COMLEX Level 1 and 2CE and advise the Dean on the purchase of board preparation materials for KYCOM students.
  8. Assist in the preparation of materials and documentation required for COCA and SACS accreditation.
  9. Work closely with other assistant and associate deans to ensure coordination and continuity in the daily operations of KYCOM.
  10. Provide counseling and guidance to students.
  11. Serve on assigned KYCOM and UPIKE committees.
  12. Attend Commencement, White Coat Ceremony, new student orientation, and University of Pikeville Opening Convocation.
  13. Assist in the selection of students to attend KYCOM.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the KYCOM Dean.



  • Earned Doctorate degree is required.


  • Previous academic and administrative experience preferably with a college of osteopathic medicine.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace diversity to best serve a growing higher education community.
  • Ability to foster excellence and innovation.
  • A history of demonstrating strong character, outstanding integrity, and professionalism.
  • Strong critical thinking, anticipatory problem solving and attention to detail is required.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work to complete assignments accurately and within reasonable timeframes.
  • Must have current knowledge and skills in utilizing Microsoft Office Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Must be able to learn and utilize Learning Management Systems such as Canvas; and the University online platform and systems.
  • Must demonstrate cooperation, courtesy, and consideration when working with professional community, KYCOM, KYCO and UPIKE communities, faculty, students, and the public.
  • Must be able to work independently and also as a member of a team.
  • Alignment with the University of Pikeville and KYCOM missions.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers 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, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 05/31/2023
Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.