Assistant Dean, Assessment and Quality Improvement

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Assistant Dean, Assessment and Quality Improvement

MD School - 305000

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The TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine is seeking to hire an Assistant Dean of Assessment and Quality Improvement to join our team.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Position Details
The Assistant Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement leads the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of data-driven measures for innovative curricular development and assessment of all components of the undergraduate medical education curriculum at the School of Medicine; leads assessment and evaluation of strategic planning and quality improvement; assures procedures, personnel and processes for innovative teaching and appropriate assessment and evaluation are in place; consults with school of medicine departments as needed for learning assessment and program evaluation; and oversees educational data for accreditation, research, and scholarship.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

* Oversee all aspects of assessment leading to the MD degree
* Provide leadership in the design and implementation of formative and summative assessment tools, including mapping assessment tools to educational program objectives, core competencies and/or entrustable professional activities (EPAs)
* Consult with faculty and staff in the development of rubrics, observation protocols, and other assessment tools
* Serve as a subject matter expert in current assessment practices and research on student learning
* Oversee the collection and analysis of data to assist in leading the comprehensive integrated and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and related elements
* Monitor curricular endpoint competencies, learning objectives, teaching modalities and their integration with assessment modalities for all curricular units
* Oversee the compilation, analysis, and reporting of all internal and external student examination results and other assessments
* Lead curricular tagging and mapping, including objectives, examination questions, and other variables, addressing that program goals and objectives are adequately taught and evaluated
* Analyze and communicate (orally and through written reports) assessment and related data to appropriate internal and external constituents
* Support development of surveys, focus groups, questionnaires, and other curricular and program evaluation tools
* Participate in all accreditation elements, including preparation of reports and accreditation documents
* Assist school of medicine leadership to develop and/or update policies required by accrediting bodies
* Based on outcomes data, facilitate changes in the curriculum to improve medical education
* Assist in designing and delivering related assessment topics in faculty development, including providing expertise in curricular and instructional design and learning theory
* Chair the subcommittee addressing evaluation and assessment for the Curriculum Committee
* Prepare, oversee, and manage learning and curricular management systems and other tools
* Oversee educational and instructional technology personnel helping with School of Medicine instruction
* Oversee budget for assessment, evaluation, educational technology operations and personnel
* Assist directors and faculty in student and faculty research projects regarding the evaluation perspectives and survey development
* Oversee development and ongoing evaluation of Educational Program Objectives
* Initiate and support medical education research and scholarship by faculty and staff at the school of medicine, including selection of research design and interpretation of data

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

* MD/DO, PhD, or EdD in assessment, evaluation, or a related field
* 5 years of progressive experience in medical education or related field, including working with faculty at a local, regional or national level in assessment, evaluation, and medical education research
* Experience with local, state, or national educational program accreditation processes
* Experience with program planning and continuous quality improvement programs
* Supervisory experience with staff and/or project teams
Qualify for academic appointment (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) in a School of Medicine academic department.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Experience in workplace-based assessment
* Experience in program development, a new medical school startup or other endeavor requiring adaptability
* Experience authoring and publishing undergraduate medical education or health professional education scholarship

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Faculty/Executive Form

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Assistant Dean, Assessment and Quality Improvement

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Posted: 6/4/2019
Application Due: 8/3/2019
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