Vice Chair of Education

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Vice Chair of Education

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 16, 2022

The Tulane School of Medicine’s John W. Deming Department of Medicine seeks a dynamic and experienced clinician-educator with a commitment to inclusivity and innovation to lead our academic community. The Vice Chair of Education will centralize, direct, and grow our academic mission. They will also develop clinician-educator faculty and curriculum, and strategically build faculty development programming.

The Department integrates eight clinical sections (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Allergy/Immunology, General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, and Hematology/Oncology) that provide clinical care, teaching, and research in collaboration with three major hospital systems (Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center-New Orleans, and the Southeastern Veterans Healthcare System). There are several additional clinic sites and locations within New Orleans and across Louisiana where residents rotate. The Department supports two ACGME residency programs in Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics and seven medicine subspecialty fellowship training programs with approximately 200 trainees. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Strengthen our educational leadership pipeline. This includes:
    • Overseeing faculty-development activities related to education, such as training faculty members on effective and meaningful teaching, evaluation, and feedback practices.
    • Promoting faculty awareness of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership and expertise.
    • Providing oversight, support, direction, coaching, development, and empowerment to a diverse cadre of leaders across our education programs, including the Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Medicine-Psychiatry residency programs and several subspecialty fellowship programs.
    • Developing a Clinical Educators track to support the career trajectory of faculty whose primary focus is medical education.
    • Facilitating the recruitment of clinician educators; orienting new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching; fostering a culture of faculty involvement in the Department’s educational programs; and supporting and mentor faculty with specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators.
  2. Collaboratively promote the success of educational programs by:
    • Serving as the chief department advocate for investment and improvement in these programs.
    • Advising the Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment, and infrastructure support for these programs.
    • Convening regular meetings of the Department’s educational leadership group to ensure the best possible planning, innovation, integration, and communication across programs.
    • Working with the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs to develop and maintain annual operating budgets for all educational programs.
    • Assisting the Chair in fostering an environment that values and promotes educational programs.
    • Leading and overseeing of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds and CME programming.
    • Providing oversight of residents’ research activities; engaging faculty to serve as research mentors to trainees; directing and overseeing of the Department’s Resident and Fellow scholarship day.
  3. Serve as liaison between the department and key stakeholders. This includes:
    • Interacting with the Tulane School of Medicine, Tulane’s Graduate Medical Education Office, and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs to promote educational programs and initiatives.
    • Serving as an alternate representative for the Chair on Tulane School of Medicine committees relevant to educational activities, in the Chair's absence, or as the Chair deems appropriate.
    • Collaborating with leaders across Tulane School of Medicine and affiliate hospitals to identify best practices in medical training and opportunities for interprofessional education.
  4. Maintain and enhance reporting processes and systems for trainee and faculty performance. This includes:
    • Developing educational program evaluation processes and metrics for the purposes of assessment, improvement, and planning.
    • Ensuring that all educational programs meet or exceed all compliance standards and policies that govern them, including regulatory and accreditation requirement.
    • Ensuring that our educational programs function consistently with our department values, especially in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The position reports directly to the Department Chair. The Vice Chair of Education will have significant leadership responsibility in oversight of all education programs in the Department and will build a strong educational leadership pipeline, managing and collaborating with our residency program directors, associate program directors, and fellowship directors in conjunction with our affiliated hospitals.


    The ideal candidate would have:

    • MD degree, with leadership experience in an academic medicine department
    • Strong knowledge of education trends and expectations in medical training programs
    • Associate Professor or full Professor rank
    • A minimum of 5 years of UME or GME educational administrative experience with a proven track record of educational leadership and excellence in teaching.

    Application Instructions:

    Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter using Interfolio via the “Apply Now” button on this page. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

    Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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