Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Job ID: 13992

Position # 00009258

The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens is conducting a search for a Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum.

General Responsibilities:

The Phase 3 curriculum at the Medical Partnership in Athens, GA is part of a regional campus model whereby guidelines and reporting structures are managed thorough the system-wide curriculum committee at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. The Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum’s major role is to assist and advise the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum in managing all educational aspects of the Phase 3 curriculum (both third and fourth years) at the Medical Partnership in Athens. The Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum is expected to act as an educational policy advisor to the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and advocate for the clerkships. The applicant is expected to directly assist the Assistant Dean on issues related to student education and preceptor faculty training. In addition, the Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum will be expected to participate in student assessment and curriculum quality improvement initiatives within the school. When required, the Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum will work closely with senior leadership in the offices of curriculum, educational affairs, and faculty affairs in Athens as well as Augusta to develop and implement innovative UME teaching standards and programs. The Campus Director of Phase 3 Curriculum is expected to be a first line contact liaison with students in the Phase 3 curriculum, and be both approachable and sensitive to student life. It is anticipated that reporting lines will vary depending upon the seniority of the successful applicant.

Specific Responsibilities:

Curriculum Office-Clerkship Administration subgroup:

  • Provide oversight of the Office of Clerkship Administration and their processes and procedures.
  • Provide ongoing review of all Phase 3 policies and educational activities to preceptors/Site Clerkship Directors and when required, students.
  • As needed, provide educational support for clinical sites, clinical preceptors, and Phase 3 students as directed by the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and/or Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum.

Curriculum Development & Implementation:

  • Assist with Phase 3 (years 3 and 4) UME educational objective review and work with the Phase 1/2 Curriculum Director and others in the Curriculum Office to ensure integration and continuity of the UME curriculum across all four years.  
  • Facilitate the implementation of discussion sessions during all clerkship rotations that focus on a review and integration of specific basic science principles related to the clinical discipline in which students are participating at that time.
  • Serve as a member of the MCG Phase 3 Curriculum Committee.
  • Coordinate the implementation and delivery of the existing Phase 3 curriculum.
  • Facilitate the delivery of student and preceptor orientation to the Phase 3 curriculum.
  • Develop, contribute to, and in some cases lead, new and improved curricular educational fundamentals within the Phase 3 curriculum at the Medical Partnership.
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts with respect to LCME standards and elements for the academic program and its units/components.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and/or Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum.

Student Assessment & Grading:

  • Provide educational support for the implementation of the Phase 3 curriculum assessment strategies including assessments of clinical performance, standardized tests of medical knowledge, portfolios, and other measures.
  • Outline and maintain best practice guidelines for the accurate and timely completion of student grades in the Phase 3 clerkships and courses.
  • Attend the Phase 3 Academic and Professionalism Progress Team (APPT) meetings.
  • As required, design student educational performance metrics for assessment tracking and clerkship quality improvement.
  • Identify and report gaps in student educational needs to the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum, Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum, Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education, and when required, other senior leadership.
  • Participate in the implementation of educational initiatives and approaches that solve clerkship year 3 and 4 curriculum difficulties, as needed.

Course Evaluation & Reporting:

  • With guidance from the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum, ensure that all required course elements, preceptor evaluation of students, student grade appeal investigations, and graduation requirements are initiated, tracked, documented, and concluded in a timely manner.
  • Provide the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum with physical day-to-day support and advice on policy/best practice approaches for student evaluation within the year 3 and 4 Clerkships.
  • Participate in annual and ad hoc Phase 3 clerkship and course curriculum reports for submission to the MCG Phase 3 Curriculum Committee and Evaluation Team.
  • With guidance from the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Medical Partnership Curriculum Office - Planning Subgroup, develop and maintain a comprehensive curricular map for the Phase 3 curriculum that allows explicit linkages to the overall competencies, developmental milestones, and entrustable professional activities (EPA's).

Clerkship Preceptor Assistance, Evaluation & Reporting:

  • Provide primary support for individual Site Clerkship Directors in the educational sphere, as assigned by the Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum.
  • Collaborate with individual Site Clerkship Directors to implement innovative teaching methods and/or models of medical education.
  • Assist Site Clerkship Directors and preceptor faculty with adoption of new learning technologies that facilitate student learning.
  • Participate in the educational development of new clerkship faculty, existing preceptors, Site Clerkship Directors, and faculty student mentors.
  • With guidance from Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and Campus Associate Deans, design reporting metrics for evaluation of preceptors for the purposes of ongoing tracking and performance improvement.
  • Help ensure that educational methods employed in Phase 3 preceptor training meet National and Medical Partnership (Curriculum and Education offices) standards.

Other Duties:

  • Assist the Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education, Campus Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs, and others, as needed.
  • Assist the Campus Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and others on faculty development activities, as needed.
  • Contribute to, and occasionally lead, scholarship in medical education.
  • Teach at the Medical Partnership when appropriate.

Background Information:

Augusta University and University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, GA, to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of University of Georgia, the flagship land grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Georgia’s only public medical school. The Undergraduate Medical Education program, which graduated its first undergraduate class in 2014, focuses on active learning principles and small group learning sessions. The Graduate Medical Education Program launched its inaugural class of a three-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program in July of 2015, partnering with St. Mary’s Healthcare System as the major participating site. 

The Community:

Athens is one of the nation’s quintessential college towns, with a lively restored Victorian-era downtown bustling with shops, dining, and nightlife. This city of 120,000 people is home to the University of Georgia and is known as the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52’s, and Drive-by Truckers. It is located 61 miles from Atlanta, and less than four hours away from both mountains and beaches. To learn more about Athens, see 

Minimum Requirements  

A terminal degree in a related field is required (PhD, EdD) with 3 years of direct association to Clerkship educational experience in US medical school. 

Preferred qualifications:

Doctorate degree with proven track record (4 or more years) of direct association with Clerkship educational experience in a US medical school. A record of educational research experience. Information management experience related to clerkship function, curriculum design, student assessment, or course evaluation. 

Essential skills:

  • Strong interest in medical student education.
  • Time management and organizational skills; the ability to prioritize and accurately complete tasks independently.
  • Work to ensure timely delivery of curriculum content, timely student feedback, and faculty administrative expectations.
  • Knowledge of educational pedagogy as it relates to the clinical sciences.
  • Experience working with clerkship directors in clinical coursework construction.
  • Prior experience with supervision of educational support staff involved in clerkship and year four educational activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in working with and developing faculty.
  • Desirable skills:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with all levels of personnel, both within and beyond the university.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent technical skills (computers and other office machines).
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Advanced knowledge of medical and adult education.
  • Experience participating in, and reporting collaborative research on innovative models in medical education.
  • Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies.
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Shift/Salary  

    The position is a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor commensurate with experience.

    How To Apply  

    Position Start Date: July 1, 2018 or negotiable

    To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, applications (including CVs and cover letters) can only be accepted through the online application process. Apply online at:

    Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

    The application packet should include a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter addressing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position. Please upload application materials as one document.
    Please do not email CVs or application information to the department.

    Three letters of recommendation will be required of the applicant that is selected.

    Conditions of Employment  

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

    The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

    Other Information  

    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."   Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.      

    Equal Employment Opportunity  

    Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.    




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    Posted: 3/13/2018
    Application Due: 5/12/2018
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