Curriculum Design and Innovation Director
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: SOP-Office of the Dean - 450100
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0003105
Position Summary: The Curriculum Design and Innovation Director, reporting to the Associate Dean for Curricular Innovation, will manage curricular processes related to innovation, design and continuous quality improvement in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, including ensuring the curriculum is aligned with defined program outcomes and with the vision for the curriculum. This individual will assume broad responsibility for curriculum design and continuous quality improvement, including content relevance, quality, cohesion, and functionality and will drive innovation and change to maintain the Pharmacy School's industry-leading and learning design reputation. Our PharmD curriculum will leverage students' talents and commitment to improve human health today while preparing them to collaborate more effectively, innovate within complex systems and to become change agents so they can generate new models of care to take our health system to the next level. Job responsibilities: - Collaborate with curriculum leadership and faculty along with key stakeholders to promote and ensure curricular innovation and sustainability of our transformed curriculum. - Work closely with the Associate Dean for Professional Education to ensure that proposed ideas and changes are appropriately vetted with faculty; communications internally and externally are coordinated; curricular changes are well planned out to ensure successful implementation; and changes are seamlessly integrated into the PharmD program. - Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to incorporate cutting-edge educational technology, learning science methodologies and adult learning frameworks. - Work with the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment and the Associate Dean for Professional Education to ensure data-driven assessments are developed, executed, and used to inform meaningful improvement and change. - Ensure use of best practices in the design, development, delivery and maintenance of the curriculum. - Provide leadership in the development of continuous quality improvement cycles for innovations in the curriculum and ensure the School is using data as a means of helping educators make informed decisions to drive student achievement. - Conduct and coordinate environmental scans that identify needs, trends, and best practices in the adult education/learning field to support programmatic goals. - Identify and facilitate application of creative approaches and instructional methodologies for the design, development, and evaluation of learning content consistent with the PharmD Program Outcomes. - Oversee the preparation of progress reports and reporting of the curricular innovation activities in the execution of the School's Strategic Plan. - In collaboration with Marketing and Communications and the Associate Dean for Professional Education, develop information needed for public dissemination of curricular transformation efforts, including the general public, School Website, Advancement Office, and social media.
Application Deadline: 05/30/2018
Education Requirements: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities related to consulting or developing course content, curriculum, instructional technique/technology, distance education design, development or implementation, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. A Master's degree and PharmD with at least two years' experience within pharmacy education are highly desirable.
Qualification and Experience: This position requires: - Ability to adapt with flexibility to new challenges as well as exceptionally strong conceptual, analytical and communication skills and abilities to be innovative, creative and motivational to others; - Must have a successful track record as a leader, manager, and strategist in a complex organization environment and previous experience implementing major change initiatives; - Must be able to deal with complex issues with a high degree of discretion, judgement and diplomacy; - Ability to work proactively and independently; - Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multitask while remaining attentive to details; - Understanding of, and ability to uphold, the confidentiality of highly sensitive information; - Ability to work as part of the team contributing to team efforts across a wide range of stakeholders in the academic environment; - Positive, collaborative, solutions-focused; - Experience managing projects, program, or component thereof from start to finish; - High level of computer skills to create, update, edit, and manage documents/presentations, shared spaces, and other educational technology support programs.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Dina Sikora, Assistant HR Director
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
Special Instructions for Applicants: Please apply at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/140814 and attached a resume.