Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant Academic Dean for Admissions

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Provides leadership and administration within a designated area(s) of a college or school, in accordance with established guidelines, university policy and/or governmental regulations.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Oversees and administers the student admissions and recruitment programs of PLFSOM, in accordance with established guidelines, university policies and/or governmental regulations, and ensuring that the Admissions activities align with the mission and strategic priorities of TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Leads the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) Office of Admissions and Recruitment
  • Oversees and participates in advising and recruiting applicants locally and across Texas, screening applications and welcoming, orienting and interviewing candidates for admission
  • Guides the execution and implementation of the PLFSOM mission-based holistic admissions process and comply with the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS) and Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) requirements and programs
  • Promote participation of faculty to serve on the admissions committee and as interviewers
  • Oversees implementation of admissions pipeline programs and recruitment engagements in the community
  • Manages the budget for the Office of Admissions
  • Participates in teaching, clinical service, scholarly activity (particularly in scholarship related to admissions), and academically-related public service with a goal of working towards academic promotion as a faculty member
  • This position will be a 1.0 FTE with 60-70% of time dedicated to the Office of Admissions and the remainder of time dedicated to a faculty appointment in the selected candidate's discipline
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with PLFSOM’s Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of leadership experience in a health-related institution
  • Demonstrated skills in organizational administrative functions, including the allocation and management of resources
  • Demonstrated appreciation of diversity and success in building a diverse student body
  • Personal attributes conducive to success in a growth-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to function independently, anticipate and resolve problems
  • Ability to represent PLFSOM locally, statewide and nationally
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the admissions committee, colleagues, faculty, and leaders in the institution
  • Experience in the development and/or oversight of admissions pipeline programs

HSC - El Paso

Admissions Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

For physicians:
M.D./D.O. degree, eligibility for an unrestricted Texas medical license prior to start date, and board certification by an ABMS board

For non-physicians:
Ph.D., Ed.D. or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Qualifications for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank or higher
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in medical school admission processes

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