Associate Chair for Education, Department of Population Health

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Population Health - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Feb 17, 2017

Dell Medical School seeks to train future physician leaders who want to revolutionize the way people get healthy and stay healthy. To that end, the Department of Population Health in the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking an innovative educational leader to serve as Associate Chair for Education. The Associate Chair of Education will be an integral part of building the department into a nationally-recognized center for educating and training the next generation of physicians to enhance the health and wellbeing of the resident of Travis County and Central Texas with emphasis on vulnerable persons and those suffering from health disparities.

The Associate Chair for Education will lead the Department of Population Health's undergraduate and graduate medical education missions. The Department of Population Health's educational activities will include the Community and Preventive Medicine Clerkship; the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program; distinctions in population health that will be offered to both third year medical students and residents in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Ob/Gyn; and essentials of population health that will be embedded in the Dell Medical School's problem-based teaching programs throughout all four years of medical school.

  • Overseeing the Department of Population Health's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and educational development mission
  • Directly advising the Chair on all issues related to education and training in the Department and serving on the department's Executive Committee
  • Designing and regularly reporting metrics related to the educational performance of training programs for the purposes of ongoing tracking and performance improvement
  • Developing metrics and performance evaluation processes for educational contributions for regular faculty members and affiliate faculty members from the community
  • Working closely with academic leaders of the Dell Medical School to develop and implement its innovative undergraduate population health curriculum and teaching programs
  • Working closely with the Dell Medical School's postgraduate educational leaders in developing the population health distinction for selected residency programs.
  • Representing the Department of Population Health in all discussions concerning the Dell Medical School's educational mission
  • Overseeing and being a resource for the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program (Family Medicine is organizationally located within the Department of Population Health)
  • Designing and implementing programs for enhancing faculty and resident educational skills, including arranging visiting professorships and invited speakers related to education
  • Conducting and participating in collaborative research on innovative models in medical education
  • Developing and managing the budget for educational expenditures in line with Dell Medical School and University of Texas policies
  • Working closely with the Dell Medical School's Executive Vice Dean for Academics and the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education offices
  • Collaborating with Associate Chairs of Education in other Dell Medical School departments on cross-cutting initiatives
  • Collaborating with other schools at the University of Texas at Austin and across the University of Texas system on Departmental educational priorities
  • Representing the Department in key education-related decision-making bodies within the Dell Medical School, University of Texas, and with care partners
  • Identifying gaps in educational needs for the Austin-area primary care community and developing original programming for Dell Medical School faculty and community physicians

  1. MD or EdD or PhD degree in a relevant field
  2. Five or more years of experience overseeing one or more undergraduate or postgraduate training programs-experience in developing curricula and other undergraduate educational programing preferred
  3. Documented strong teaching skills in a variety of settings (e.g., small groups, large lectures, one-on-one)
  4. Experience establishing collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary faculty in creating educational programs

  1. Well-documented speaking, teaching, and writing skills
  2. Ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner in person and on the phone
  3. Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work in an efficient and productive manner, focusing on key priorities and meeting deadlines
  4. Ability to interact with peers, executives, employees, and consultants in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively
  5. Ability to build and lead high-performing teams; must be able to provide clear and accurate direction and guidance
  6. Sound judgment in decision-making
  7. Ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  8. Flexibility and adaptability to change
  9. Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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