Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine

American University of Antigua AUA College of Medicine

Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine Department:

Clinical Medicine Job Status: Active FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: Executive Dean of Preclinical Sciences Job Type: Regular Amount of Travel Required: 10% Work Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, and as needed after business hours. Positions Supervised: Full-time and Adjunct Faculty within the department of Clinical Medicine


The Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine carries out the activities listed below under Essential Functions. The Chairperson oversees all departmental activities and reports directly to the Executive Dean of Preclinical Sciences. The Chair will advise the Executive Dean on needs of the department and recommended changes or advancements. The Chairperson will be active in the recruitment of a dynamic faculty within the department. The position is based at the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine campus, located in the country of Antigua & Barbuda.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The ICM Chair will be responsible for:

• Full-time teaching position in the Department of Clinical Medicine with physical presence on Antigua campus.

• Direct and assign faculty as to teaching and administrative responsibilities in the department.

• Oversee departmental course offerings.

• Provide vision for development and improvement of teaching clinical skills to first and second year students, including clinical integration into preclinical science courses.

• Advisor to faculty about career and other faculty development issues.

• Periodic review and evaluation of faculty.

• Oversee department budget.

• Involvement in disciplinary and professionalism reviews, should they arise (Faculty & Students).

• Availability for academic counseling of medical students.

• Carry out requests and directions from the Office of the Executive Dean.

• Collaborate with the school’s Curriculum Committee.

• Any other duties as required.


• Significant experience in undergraduate medical education and academic medicine within the United States.

• A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an administrative role such as Department Chair.

• Degree in Medicine (MD or MBBS or DO will be Board Certified or Board eligible).

• Rewards: This is a unique opportunity to influence the future of medicine and medical care within the US while living and working at our basic sciences campus on the Caribbean Island of Antigua earning a competitive, potential tax exempt, income.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Competency Statement(s) • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems. • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative. • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


Education: Degree in Medicine (MD or MBBS or DO will be Board Certified or Board Eligible). Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an administrative role such as Department Chair. Other Requirements: Significant experience in undergraduate medical education and academic medicine within the United States. PHYSICAL DEMANDS N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position. O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands Lift/Carry Stand F Walk F Sit F Manually Manipulate O Grasp O Reach Outward O Reach Above Shoulder O Speak C Climb N 10 lbs or less F 11-20 lbs F 21-50 lbs O 51-100 lbs N Over 100 lbs N Push/Pull 12 lbs or less F 13-25 lbs F Crawl N Squat or Kneel O Bend O 26-40 lbs O 41-100 lbs N

Other Physical Requirements • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth) • Sense of Sound – Must be able to hear and respond to human voices and computer prompts • Sense of Touch • Sense of Balance

WORK ENVIRONMENT Founded in 2004, AUA is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learning, compassion, and professionalism. The mission of AUA College of Medicine is to provide the student with an excellent education that is compatible to the instruction provided at the best US medical schools.

The integrated curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the US. AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds. As the only hospital-integrated medical program in the Caribbean, AUA has graduated over 1,000 licensed physicians in the United States and Canada. Located on the island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean, our new $60-million, 17-acre campus with over 75,000 square feet of Wi-Fi enabled classrooms is a testament to our vision and long-term pledge to provide the most comprehensive learning facility in the Caribbean.

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