Director of Curriculum - Carle Illinois College of Medicine (A1700210)

Champaign, IL
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Director of Curriculum

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have embarked on an exciting endeavor by creating the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine. In partnership, Carle and Illinois are seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the first permanent Director of Curriculum.

The Director of Curriculum is responsible for monitoring overall curricular objectives to ensure quality, completeness and cohesion. The Director of Curriculum will work with faculty and staff to identify options and best models to achieve learning objectives, and to optimize course delivery, assessment, and curriculum mapping.

This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. It is planned that the individual in this administrative role will have full-time, benefits eligible, University employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:
  • An expert in higher education and knowledgeable in instructional design and methods, consult with the Curriculum Committee, Course Directors, faculty, and facilitators regarding learning objectives to coordinate and manage how best to achieve those objectives.
  • Support the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by identifying needs for curriculum links and components, and documenting curriculum delivery in accordance with planned learning objectives.
  • Investigate and document any noted mis-alignments or gaps in curriculum and provide information on how these may be rectified.
  • Engage the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine Curriculum Committee to review, manage, and update the engineering-based medical curriculum.
  • Gain and maintain full working knowledge of the E-Value software tool and its use within medical education; oversee data entry into the E-Value tool relative to the mapping of curriculum components.
  • In collaboration with faculty and staff, oversee the development and delivery of tests and other assessment tools.
  • Oversee academic progress and milestones of students; collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs in overall assessments of student progress and performance.
  • Based on thorough knowledge of E-Value and its stored information, support the Director of Program Evaluation and Assessment/Quality Officer by designing reports to support accurate and thorough periodic and on-going evaluation and assessment.
  • Work with the Director of Academic Technology related to E-Value and other educational software to support assessment and evaluation.
  • Support the college in use of E-Value to generate reports in compliance with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings of key personnel involved in case-driven problem-based active learning.
  • Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships amongst students, staff, and faculty.
  • Engage in and support learning in accordance with related student and patient regulations and ethical norms, such as FERPA and HIPAA.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of work- and education-related information and materials.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules and regulations.

Education requirements: Ed.D., M.D., or Ph.D. in a field closely related to education, engineering, or the basic biomedical sciences.

Required experience, skills and abilities include:
  • At least 2-5 years of successful experience in curriculum management, preferably in medical education, including software utilization, assessment and evaluation.
  • Experiences and a record of accomplishment that reflects excellent organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Extensive knowledge of successful learning assistance strategies, techniques, and diagnostic instruments.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative and mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
  • Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.) is required. Familiarity with the E-Value software, including the concepts and details of how it functions, its reporting capabilities, and how to identify whether generated reports are appropriately productive.
  • Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy is required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative and mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.

Procedure for candidacy:

For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than May 4, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through; submit an application, resume, and a letter of interest. Also required is a list of names and contact information of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Organization Name: Carle IL COM Administration
College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Provost
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/06/2017
Close Date: 05/04/2017


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