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Associate Dean Curriculum

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, MO
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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The Associate Dean of Education - Temple provides leadership and oversight for the Office of Curriculum under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean for UME Curriculum and Regional Dean at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Temple. The Associate Dean provides administrative and pedagogical support for the faculty and staff with a focus on the delivery of the BCM foundational and clinical curriculum at BCM's Temple (BCMT) campus. They must ensure the integration of foundational and clinical science across all years of the curriculum as well as ensuring the consistency of the curriculum with BCM Houston campus.
Job Duties
  • Serve as a member of the Dean of the School of Medicine's executive team and interact and coordinate activities with other Associate/Assistant Deans and Directors of both campuses
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum's team and be an active participant in all team meetings, projects etc.
  • Ensure the medical education program expansion at Temple meets or exceeds the LCME and SACSCOC standards for accreditation
  • Provide leadership for the BCMT faculty and staff in developing educational excellence and implementing BCM's bold vision for the future of the education program of the School of Medicine at Temple.
  • Under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum:
    • Contributes to the innovation and continuous quality improvement of curriculum design, delivery and assessments (e.g., student centered, competency-based)
    • Assist with both the development and implementation of curricular initiatives recommended by the Curriculum Committee and approved by the Dean
    • Assist the Office of Evaluation, Assessment and Medical Education Research which collects, analyzes and communicates outcomes data in relation to national benchmarks to course directors, department chairs, and the Curriculum Committee
    • Work with curriculum leadership to promote further integration of the foundation and clinical sciences into all years of the curriculum
    • Further develop teaching modalities and methods of instruction that promote more integrative and interactive learning by students and facilitate their preparation for Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE.
    • Promote methods of assessment and testing that are linked to institutional, course, and session objectives
    • Foster the discussion and development of initiatives that will facilitate research and scholarly activity in the area of the medical education
    • Identify and address curriculum issues that arise from students, staff and faculty at BCMT campus
    • Assist in organizing efforts to track the impact of curriculum changes on student performance
    • Analyze regularly the comparability of all aspects of the BCMT curriculum to the BCM Curriculum
  • May serve as an alternate or full voting member of the Curriculum Committee and actively participate in other subcommittee work as assigned by the Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum
  • Work closely with the Curriculum Committee Chair, Vice Chair and Curriculum Committee subcommittee chairs
  • Provide/Assist in annual performance reviews for all course leadership that report to this position
  • Assist in annual reviews for all courses
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.D., D.O., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience as an Assistant Dean Curriculum (Foundational, Clinical or overall)
  • Five or more years of experience with medical student education, including curricular innovation and accreditation oversight at an LCME-accredited US medical school
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in leadership and possess the ability to work with a varied group of educators and stakeholders
  • Previous experience in medical student curriculum development and oversight with an emphasis in such areas as quality improvement, interprofessional education, teamwork, and maintaining excellence in the learning environment
  • Proven record of developing and implementing technology-enhanced curriculum
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to lead and work on a team

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in the establishment and/or operation a medical education program at a second campus

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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