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Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 03/14/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description

Work Performed

Serving as chief health professions advisor for undergraduates in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering, involving advising, in person and by email and other electronic means (Skype, etc.) students and alumni interested in the health professions, including, but not limited to long-range planning, course selection, academic progress or difficulties, MCAT/DAT timing and preparation, and post-graduate academic and career exploration.  

Coordinating, overseeing and mentoring a team of health professions advisors who work with the Director to advise undergraduates and alumni interested in the health professions.

 Coordinating and overseeing a team of health professions advisors to mentor applicants through Review My Application meetings and to write evaluative committee letters for medical and dental schools. 

Working with the health professions advisors to develop appropriate programming throughout the year on subjects including, but not limited to: first year prehealth orientation, parents’ weekend presentations, readiness to apply workshops, interviewing workshops, including the MMI, summer and gap year opportunities, inviting allied health programs to campus, MCAT prep, AMCAS information, etc. 

Collecting, analyzing and disseminating appropriate data, maintaining significant web-based information resources, and representing Duke in regional and national health professions organizations. 

The Director will also serve as an academic dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, be an integral member of the College Deans Staff, and serves on College and University committees as requested by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent experience.

5 years of experience in academic administration or a related setting.

5 years of experience in pre-health advising.

Familiarity with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Demonstrated expertise in program development, teaching, mentoring and research.

Experience working with a diverse population of undergraduate students

Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust.

Fluency with desktop applications including databases, word processing, presentation, and cloud-based computing.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 

Job Code


Requisition Number    401565083

Location                       Durham

Duke Entity                   UNIVERSITY

Job Family Level          98

Full Time / Part Time     FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary      Regular

Shift                                First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Ph.D. or equivalent


Work requires three years of experience in academic administration or a related setting to become familiar with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities. At the end of the fifth year of service an Academic Dean shall be considered for promotion.  Promotion decisions are based on established policies and procedures for Academic Deans.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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