Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development

Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
Jun 24, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development Reports to: VP for Administration and External Relations Summary: Reports to and serves at the pleasure of the Vice President for Administration and External Relations. Responsible for WVSOM’s Institutional and Academic Assessment, including but not limited to: institutional and program assessment, quality improvement, course and faculty evaluations. Consults with and provides assistance to WVSOM colleagues on designing, implementing and analyzing assessment methodologies. The Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development oversees the following departmental functions: oversight of institutional accreditation; institutional data repository; statistical services; institutional reporting; faculty development, medical education; education technology and medical education innovations and the Office of National Boards and Exam Center. General Duties and Responsibilities Program Assessment • Support program development and evaluation for Pre Clinical Education, Predoctoral Clinical Education, and the Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (MSOPTI). • Manage the system for student feedback on: program, courses, and faculty teaching performance. • In close cooperation with appropriate faculty/administrators, monitor and improve assessment of student and resident performance. • Consult with and provide assistance to other WVSOM departments on institutional and program assessment, training on assessment, implementation, and quality improvement. • Serve as Co-Coordinator of the Institutional Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committee. • Provide leadership in designing and using evaluation data in implementing program improvement. Educational Development • Monitor national developments in health professions education, in order to recommend implementation of new and innovative curricular programs and assessment strategies and methods to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, to assure that WVSOM maintains a “cutting edge” educational program. • Conduct appropriate educational research. Other Job Responsibilities • Provides vision and leadership for the Office of Assessment and Educational Development. • Provides administrative management and oversight for institutional accreditation; institutional data repository; statistical services; institutional reporting; faculty development, medical education; education technology and medical education innovations and the Office of National Boards and Exam Center. • Collaborate with Vice President of Administration and External Relations and Director of Accreditation to manage the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and American Osteopathic Association Council on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA) accreditation approval on an ongoing basis. • Collaborates with the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean on curriculum, assessment, research, and osteopathic medical education initiatives. • Active involvement in institutional meeting, WVSOM Curriculum Committee, President’s Forum and on other WVSOM or MSOPTI committees as elected, appointed or directed. • Represent WVSOM in state, regional and national activities. • Teaches and facilitates in the curriculum as requested. • Performs other related duties as assigned. Education and Experience Successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Educational Measurement or other education related fields or a DO/MD with a degree in an education related field. Experience in educational assessment is required. Experience in medical education is highly desired. A combination of education and recent and relevant experience may also be considered. Position This is a full time tenure track position (state funded), within the Office of Assessment and Educational Development and is exempt for FLSA provisions regarding overtime. There is an excellent state benefits package including relocation. Salary and faculty rank is commensurate with education and experience. Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Some travel including overnight travel is required. WVSOM Community WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. We are located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. As one of the original seven colleges of osteopathic medicine founded in this country, WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique! Application Candidates should apply for this position online at Applications accepted until the position is filled. For additional information contact: Leslie Bicksler, Associate Vice President of Human Resources at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.