Associate Dean of Clinical Programs and Outreach

Posting Date: December 4, 2023 at 9:34 am

Position Location: Little Rock

Position Type: Associate Veterinarian

The new Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Programs & Outreach (ADCPO). We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to ensure excellence of the clinical curriculum and confluence with the preclinical curriculum through commitment to advancing excellence in veterinary education, fostering a culture of innovation, and promoting academic success among our students. A major responsibility of the position is engagement and oversight of the veterinary community as providers within the distributive clinical model to achieve distinction in veterinary education in workplace learning. The ADCPO will oversee the office of clinical administration and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of clinical rotations, clinic operations and patient care with the LCSVM.

Furthermore, we are pursuing an innovative, collaborative leader to contribute within an inspired academic community to reimagine and transform veterinary medical education aimed at creating a vibrant learning ecosystem that graduates not only career ready, but future ready veterinarians to meet the ever-evolving healthcare needs of the 21st Century and beyond.

The ADCPO will serve as a key member of the leadership team and will be responsible for oversight of the clinical curriculum and outreach to the veterinary and animal owning communities. Included are the creation, implementation, and preservation of an innovative clinical, workplace curriculum. The ADCPO will help ensure that the college’s vision, strategic direction, and priorities are implemented effectively, especially as they pertain to a culture of creativity, innovation, risk taking, collaboration, and inclusivity towards better outcomes and future readiness. This position is primarily administrative with appropriate components of innovative explorations, outreach, education, and research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Contribute to the creation, implementation, and preservation of a vibrant, innovative, constantly evolving integrated preclinical and clinical veterinary curriculum aimed at graduating career ready and future ready, ethical, adaptable, and inclusive veterinarians.

Promote the mission of LCSVM to all faculty, staff, students, and to the local, state, national, and international communities, as appropriate.

Contribute to a culture of creativity, innovation, risk taking, collaboration, and inclusivity towards better outcomes and future readiness.

Promote effective, collaborative, inclusive working relationships among faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.

Advance the principles of andragogy and pedagogy within the clinical curriculum.

Provide oversight of the external collaborators contributing to the clinical education of veterinary students, ensuring mutually beneficial relationships and outcomes. Recruit and calibrate internal and external clinical sites and develop, organize, and oversee the clinical rotation schedule including all faculty and student assessments.

Ensure that LCSVM achieves and maintains full AVMA COE accreditation through effective oversight of the clinical curriculum and related contributions to the preparation and submission of required materials and documents.

Work closely with the Associate Dean for Professional Programs to ensure confluence of the preclinical and clinical curriculum.

Complete required institutional and other reports necessary for the advancement of college programs, both on campus and at extended campus sites.

Prepare outcome measurement data in support of institutional effectiveness related to the clinical program and quality assurance standards.

Aid in the planning and submission of the annual fiscal year operational budget for the clinical curriculum.

Supervise the planning, coordination, delivery, and evaluation of the LCSVM clinical courses.

Stay current with federal and state health and safety regulations related to the college’s clinical facility and clinical operations and ensure that the school has policies in place reflecting these.

Aid in establishment and oversight of goals for clinical courses in the academic programs.

Maintain proper security for all LCSVM files and information, following privacy procedures at all times.

Maintain records and procedures for duties and responsibilities of positions in the office of ADCPO.

Serve as an effective member of the LCSVM Executive Council.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
Evidence of strong relationships within the veterinary community.
Record of successfully contributing to collaborative teams.
Excellent verbal and communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented success.
Understanding of the principles of andragogy and pedagogy as they apply to the clinical components of a veterinary professional curriculum.
Ability to complete multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and exercise independent judgment.

DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA COE accredited college/school of veterinary medicine.

Experience in veterinary practice.
Board certification in an ABVS recognized specialty.
Record of contributions to organized veterinary medicine.
Experience in a veterinary medical academic environment with an understanding of the academic environment and curriculum development.
Prior experience in a veterinary medical college or school.
Working knowledge of information systems and databases.

As a private institution, Lyon College offers advantages of nimbleness in encouraging innovations. The goal is to attract and retain like-minded faculty of creative, forward thinkers who are inspired to innovate in a flexible environment that rewards creativity, innovation, and risk taking individually and collectively. Lyon College is a USN&WR “top tier” national liberal arts college and recognized by Forbes as “One of America’s Top Colleges.” Founded in 1872, the College is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Arkansas and offers undergraduates exceptional preparation for their post-baccalaureate objectives, particularly in STEM fields, Business, Economics and Accounting, and the Arts. In partnership with OneHealth Education Group, Lyon College is building the Lyon College Institute of Health Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, which will house the Lyon College School of Oral Health and Dental Medicine and the Lyon College School of Veterinary Medicine. OneHealth uses innovative capital structures & consultative solutions to support the launch of highly innovative & efficient professional healthcare programs, reducing the debt burden of professionals, and addressing undersupply challenges facing communities lacking ample access to care.
Interested candidates should apply electronically at Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

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