The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, a national leader in primary care medical education, is seeking an Assistant Director, Faculty Development. Incumbents will improve the overall quality of pre- and postdoctoral medical education by preparing teaching faculty (scientists, physicians, medical personnel, fellows, residents and medical students) at OU-HCOM Athens campus, branch campuses and the affiliated teaching hospitals (Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) for their faculty roles and individual professional development in education, administration, research, communication and academic skills. Also assists faculty in conducting educational scholarship projects regarding the use and effectiveness of online resources; organizes, coordinates and conducts training workshops; assists faculty to identify intra- and extra-mural funding opportunities; represents the College on development activities and academic programs. Conducts and publishes original research. Requires some in-state travel as well as evening and weekend hours.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (% time spent:
- (30%) Leadership, Planning and Forecasting. Provides strategic and operational leadership on the planning, support and evaluation of faculty development program delivery and coordination (regularly to determine appropriate action plans, goals, objectives and other issues for faculty and curriculum development.) Direct the development, planning, implementation and evaluations of faculty development programs for individuals and groups. Help plan, use and maintain faculty development budget. Prepare reports and participate in committees as required/requested. Meet with and keep the Director, Faculty Development apprised on a regular basis of plans to address faculty and curriculum development issues.
- (50%) Faculty Engagement and Curriculum Development Strategies: Leads the development and implementation of plans and programs to enhance faculty efficiency and effectiveness. Conduct periodic needs assessments of faculty, preceptors, residency program directors, students, interns and residents; identify goals and objectives for an appropriate program of skills; Conduct individual, small and large group workshops designed to optimize faculty educational skill development; deliver instruction using techniques that will maximize learning; Provide one-on-one consultation for and on-site observation faculty, preceptors, residency program directors, students, interns and residents regarding teaching skills; Identify and acquire resources necessary for program implementation and evaluation ; plan, implement and evaluate faculty development programs to help faculty, develop and refine teaching skills and curricular materials for osteopathic undergraduate and graduate medical education; research, design and implement distance learning technology to provide continuing medical education (CME) and academic programs via electronic learning modules through the World Wide Web and local videoconferencing; assist faculty with designing clinical and educational research projects and preparing papers for publication and presentation; provide consultation on curricular design and technology-based instructional development; advises/assists faculty with adapting course content, materials and pedagogy for web and technology-based instructional development; advises/assists faculty with adapting course content, materials and pedagogy for web and technology-based delivery; assists faculty in conducting educational; scholarship projects and the dissemination of the findings in journal articles and at medical education conferences. Advises faculty on selection of software development tools and deployment strategies. Assists faculty to identify intra- and extramural finding to support future learning projects including providing instructional design consultation support.
- (20%) Outreach, Scholarship and Service: Promotes recognition of the organization by participating, coordinating or encouraging efforts that enhance our organizational reputation at the local and national levels that could include: Publishing, networking activities or participation in key conference proceedings. Serve as Group II non-tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Design and conduct medical education research regularly and publish results of scholarly work.
- An earned doctorate in education, psychology or related field.
- Record of progressively increasing leadership activities, responsibilities and duties.
- Three or more years of professional experience with teaching, educational technology and faculty development.
- Experience dealing effectively with physicians, pre- and postdoctoral trainees and other allied health care professionals.
- Proven skill in developing and implementing learning communities of practice, workshops and cohort models to facilitate and evaluate faculty effectiveness within office and hospital teaching, courses and across the curriculum spectrum.
- Demonstrated scholarly approach to evaluation of instructional development and teaching practices.
- Demonstrated proficiency with the use, selection and evaluation of current and emerging educational technologies, techniques and strategies.
- Proficiency in computer applications used in authoring web pages, and delivering classroom presentations.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team placing a high value on results and mission-focused outcomes.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Prefer the demonstrated proficiency with the use, selection and evaluation of current and emerging educational technologies, techniques and strategies to be within a university or academic health sciences setting.
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