UNIV - Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment (Open Rank), College of Medicine

  • 548181
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Dean's Office
  • Faculty
  • Full Time

FLSA: Salaried

 

Job Summary: The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine seeks qualified applicants for the role of Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment. The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment is charged with oversight of the development, implementation and ongoing renewal of curriculum and assessment for the MD degree program. The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment directly oversees the preclerkship Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration, the Assistant Dean for Assessment, Evaluation and Quality Improvement, and the Director of Educational Technology and Curriculum Support, and collaborates with the Associate Dean for Clinical Education.

 

Job Duties: 

  • Ensure compliance of the program’s curriculum and assessment with education accreditation standards, including the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
  • Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching
    • Co-chair the planning and evaluation subcommittees for preclinical phases of the medical education committee: Preclerkship Planning and Evaluation Committee (PPEC), FLEX Selectives Planning and Evaluation Committee (FLEX-SPEC). Serve ex officio as a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC). Serve as an expert on curriculum governance policies, procedures and best practices for committee members and educators.
    • Collaborate with year directors, block directors and longitudinal theme leaders to design, plan, and implement the curriculum as prescribed by the education program objectives. Use learner outcomes, evidence and best practices in recommending appropriate teaching strategies. Plan and implement mixed methods of learner assessment that fully address the program’s educational objectives. Facilitate presentation of all curriculum and assessment recommendations to the UCC, and report UCC determinations to subcommittees.
    • Identify, recommend and formally evaluate teachers and directors. Ensure timely sharing of feedback to educators and collaborate with the college’s Academy of Medical Educators to support the development teachers.
  • Curriculum Review and Quality Improvement
    • Oversee planning for the review of curriculum and assessment as a whole, in individual phases and in courses in accordance with policy. Ensure the effectiveness of student feedback processes and incorporate feedback data into the review.
    • Ensure the maintenance, quality and strategic use of the curriculum map by the UCC and subcommittees to identify curriculum and assessment gaps and redundancies.
    • Review and update education policies and procedures pertaining to the preclerkship curriculum, examinations and grading, education hours, and present recommended changes to appropriate committees for review and approval.
    • Serve as a voting member of the Medical Education Policy and Improvement Committee; serve on university education committees as assigned.
  • Operations
    • Ensure educational learning platforms organization, high quality course materials and resources, effective student support and communication strategies.
    • Identify needs for teachers, course directors and staff.
    • Oversee preparation and administration of the curriculum and assessment budget. Advise the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education regarding any need for resources including but not limited to technology and teaching and learning space.
  • Student Support and Progress
    • Collaborate with Student Affairs ensure the effectiveness of support strategies for students in the preclerkship phases.
    • Serve as a member of the College of Medicine Technical Standards Committee and collaborate with the University ADA Coordinator to implement approved accommodations.
    • Serve as an ex officio member of the Student Progress Committee and the Learning Environment Review Committee.

 

Minimum Experience

• PhD or MD degree
• A minimum of five years of experience in undergraduate medical education with demonstration of experience and expertise in curriculum and assessment development and management.
• Experience with LCME accreditation.
• Demonstrated commitment to educational innovation and scholarship.
• Evidence of effective leadership, team-building and administrative skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment role requires 80% effort. Support for the remainder of the effort will be determined based on the applicant’s academic, clinical and/or research interests, the qualifications of the applicant, and the needs of the home department. This tenure-track faculty position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent that describes the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience, their current curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for four professional references to:

Anne Bergin, MS
LCME Manager of Accreditation
MUSC College of Medicine Dean’s Office
bergin@musc.edu


Please direct questions about the position to:

Donna Kern, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Assistant Dean for Patient Safety and Simulation
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
MUSC College of Medicine
email: kerndh@musc.edu



 

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