Assistant Dean for Education, CSB

Aurora, Arapahoe County
Jul 11, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs

Posting Description: The scope and focus of the contributions of the Assistant Dean for Curriculum, CSB to the SOM's educational mission will be in the following key areas: Academic Administration and Leadership: As a leader of the School of Medicine CSB curriculum, the Assistant Dean for Curriculum, CSB represents CSB with: UME leadership; School of Medicine offices, departments and committees; all University of Colorado health profession schools and programs, including those at Anschutz Medical Campus and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus; community-based faculty serving the educational programs for the SOM; other medical schools, locally and nationally; accrediting and oversight bodies (LCME, AAMC, NBME) and professional societies and organizations sharing our interests in medical education. Curriculum Development, Design and Implementation: Responsible for design, development, and implementation, including curriculum change and innovation; curriculum management/assessment, including data driven quality assurance; and reporting and compliance with all accreditation standards. Examples of Work Performed Academic Administration and Leadership: * Provide vision and oversight for strategic curriculum development, implementation and assessment for the Phase III and Phase IV CSB curriculum * Engage and collaborate with Assistant Dean for Essentials Core Curriculum, Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Curriculum, and Director of Electives to provide unique curriculuar opportunities for CSB students (including but not limited to Phase I/II electives, Problem Based Learning, Mentored Scholarly Activity, Integrated Clinicians Course, Foundations of Doctoring, Threads, and Tracks). * Develop and implement didactic and clinical Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities for CSB students at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences with faculty and students from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and/or at other clinical sites in Colorado Springs. * In collaboration with the Office of Community Based Medical Education (OCBME), recruit clinical faculty for the CSB students and assure all active teaching faculty for CSB students have an active faculty appointment at the CUSOM. * In collaboration with the Academy of Medical Educators (AME), OCBME, and other community stakeholders (including but not limited to the El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS), create, implement, and assess initial and ongoing faculty development curricula for clinical faculty working with CSB students. * Assure SOM compliance with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards regarding the MD educational program, especially in the area of experience equivalency for CSB students. * Represent the CSB at meetings of the Clinical Block Directors Committee (CBD), Curriculum Steering Committee (CSC), Longitudinal Curriculum Committee (LCC), its subcommittees and other education-related groups, as deemed appropriate by the Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch. * Chair the CSB Curriculum Subcommittee and report progress and findings to the appropriate committees at the SOM. Engage and collaborate with other CSB committees as they relate to the clinical curriculum. * Engage in innovation and participate in scholarship as it pertains to the electives curriculum and career development. * Promote scholarship by CSB curriculum directors. * Collaborate with the Office of Student Life to oversee a centralized system to review any proposed extramural elective taken by a medical student under the auspices of another medical education program, institution, or organization and to ensure the return of a performance assessment of the student and an evaluation of the elective by the student. * Collaborate with the Offices of Admissions, Student Affairs, Evaluation, and Lifelong Learning to advance the educational mission. * Serve as a steward for the CSB clinical curricular content and student career development. * Strive to meet the mentoring needs of students within the MD program. Curriculum Design and Implementation: * Work with the Senior Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch, other curriculum Assistant Deans/Directors, curriculum committee chairs, and faculty and administrative leaders to implement change to medical school curriculum, including the overall structure of the curriculum and the design and implementation of new programs. * Oversee CSB clinical curriculum development and delivery, including: providing leadership in educational development and assessment of educational objectives; working with the school's Curriculum Steering Committee and its subcommittees to effectively integrate and coordinate curricula to ensure up-to-date and relevant competency-based curricula, with the ultimate goal of equipping students for future practice. * Ensure student engagement and partnership in ongoing curriculum design, development, review and feedback. * In collaboration with curriculum committees and advisory groups, advance the use of information technology in support of curriculum, student and course evaluation and innovation. * Work with Evaluation Office to ensure successful administrative management for CSB course evaluation. * Develop and implement measurement tools to track and monitor the effectiveness of curriculum changes to ensure continued success in attracting superior applicants and training outstanding physicians. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01536 Deadline to apply is July 21, 2014. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Eligible to be Full-time faculty member, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2. Terminal degree MD or DO 3. MD/ DO with a minimum of 3-5 years of progressive academic leadership and administrative experience at a major university or professional school. 4. Perform or willingness to perform clinical duties or a portion thereof in the Colorado Springs area. 5. Sustained record of success and demonstrated leadership in undergraduate medical education. Demonstrated ability to lead change in a complex environment; familiarity with an academic medical environment is essential. 6. Exemplary teaching record and evidence of innovative approaches to medical education (e.g. teaching awards, curriculum development awards or grants) 7. Documented accomplishments in teaching, research and/or service with involvement in local, regional and national educational initiatives (e.g. teaching, student development, faculty development)

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Must be knowledgeable about medical education and have a track record of participation in medical education. * Must be knowledgeable about the School of Medicine including undergraduate medical education curriculum. * Must be knowledgeable and able to work closely and collaboratively with educational deans, the Directors of Problem Based Learning, Mentored Scholarly Activity, Integrated Clinicians Course, Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum, Threads, and Tracks. * Must have superior interpersonal and team development skills, including interpersonal and communication skills that support consensus building and shared decision making. Facility in building collaborative and productive working relationships within the medical education milieu, including all clinical and basic science departments, and other key constituents and colleagues, to fulfill the academic mission of the institution. Demonstrated ability to foster interdisciplinary educational collaborations.

Desired Qualifications: * Have experience managing a diverse team and be able to encourage and develop individuals who have respect for difference in ideas, perspectives, unique characteristics and strengths that are reflective of the organization's commitment to inclusion. * Knowledge about future directions in medicine and their implications for medical education. * Demonstrated research productivity in education. * Evidence of leadership, expertise and educational scholarship through service and engagement in regional and national educational groups, e.g. the Association of American Medical Colleges, specialty societies, and national task forces. * Experience with educational and learning technologies.

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus