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Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation and Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Master Lecturer

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 519736
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:29010805 - MD-MEDICAL EDUCATION

Classification Title:

Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation and Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Master Lecturer

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Medicine seeks a Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation. This unique position will provide comprehensive oversight of student assessments associated with the medical curriculum and evaluate the effectiveness of the medical student education program in meeting program goals and objectives including accreditation standards of the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME). This person will provide feedback to the Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Assistant Dean for Medical Education Quality Improvement and Accreditation, and the Curriculum Committee. The University of Florida partnered with NVIDIA and to develop HiPerGator AI NVIDIA, the most powerful AI supercomputer in Higher Education. This distinctive opportunity will allow the incumbent to apply AI initiatives to the medical student assessment process.

The UF College of Medicine is ranked as the #1 Medical School in Florida and is the largest of six colleges at the UF Academic Health Center, which is located on the main campus in Gainesville, FL. Its central location facilitates collaboration across colleges throughout the university.

This is a 1.0 FTE administrative appointment. Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

Position Responsibilities

Student Assessment:

  • Works with faculty to ensure student assessments within the medical education program are well-designed, following best practices, and appropriate for the learning outcomes.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to support faculty in designing, implementing, and evaluating student assessment programs.
  • Provides psychometric analysis and leads standard setting sessions to improve and maintain assessment quality.
  • Recommends changes to assessment programs to effectively address educational goals and learning outcomes.
  • Reviews external assessments in evaluating the effectiveness of the educational program (e.g. USMLE, residency program director feedback).
  • Develops and implements assessment tools as needed to evaluate the competence and preparedness of medical students for residency.
  • Program Evaluation:

  • Coordinates the evaluation of the medical education program in achieving its goals and objectives.
  • Ensures feedback is obtained on faculty and educational program.
  • Reviews student feedback on components of the educational program and reports findings to the course, clerkship, thread leaders and Associate Dean Medical Education.
  • Monitors effectiveness of educational program at geographically separated sites/campuses to ensure comparability.
  • Monitors changes in LCME standards and ensures program compliance.
  • Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Provides expertise in the development of assessment and evaluation instruments (e.g. tests, surveys, questionnaires, observation protocols, focus groups, and scoring rubrics) to support quality improvement of the educational program and student assessment.
  • Provides consultation to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Director of Physician Assistant Studies on student assessment and program evaluation.
  • Prepares annual evaluation and assessment reports to be shared with the Office of Medical Education, Office of Student Affairs, Curriculum Committee, Director of Educational Quality Improvement and Accreditation and Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs.
  • Chairs Evaluation Sub-committee of the Curriculum Committee.
  • Chairs Student course and clerkship review sessions.
  • Scholarship and Faculty Development:

  • Collaborates with COM education leadership to develop an educational scholarship agenda.
  • Seeks funding in support of the educational research programs.
  • Provides consultative support to faculty and students including
  • design of scholarly projects related to medical education (including navigating IRB).
  • analysis of statistical data related to educational scholarship.
  • faculty development related to educational scholarship.
  • student generated educational scholarship.
  • manuscript generation related to educational scholarship.
  • The City of Gainesville

    Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region.

    The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

    Our Commitment

    The University of Florida College of Medicine is committed to diversity, inclusion, and heath equity through the efforts of actively finding, developing, and including the best talent to support our vision of being “a premier institution focused on promoting health and alleviating human suffering through exceptional education, discovery, innovation and patient-centered health care of the highest quality.”

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.

    We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s teaching, research, and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    Expected Salary:

    $110,000 - $120,000; commensurate with education and experience.

    Minimum Requirements:

    MD, Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree in relevant area required, minimum of three years’ experience in professional or graduate level education and evaluation required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of and experience in test development and data analysis. Must have experience with program evaluation, psychometrics and statistics.
    • Experience with performance-based assessment, qualitative assessment, and standard setting.
    • Knowledge of LCME requirements is preferred.
    • Knowledge of and experience with EMS/SimIQ reports and extraction of raw data from the LMS would be helpful.
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and communication skills
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Nominations and applications are invited for the position of the Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation and Lecturer. The Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation and Lecturer reports to the Associate Dean of Medical Education. Applications and nominations will be kept confidential.

    Candidates must apply online and should include a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae. Formal review of applications will be ongoing and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established.

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

    This position was originally posted under requisition #75477. Previous applicants who applied via Interfolio are still under consideration and need not apply.

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 22 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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