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Research Director for Medical Education

Employer
Florida Atlantic University
Location
Highland Beach, FL
Closing date
Feb 14, 2024

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Position Summary:

Job Summary:

The Schmidt College of Medicine is dedicated to establishing an open, supportive environment and an educational experience that values the richness of varied perspectives as integral components of academic excellence. Applicants who can contribute to this vision are encouraged to apply and highlight their strengths in this regard.

The FAU Schmidt College of Medicine is seeking a Research Director for Medical Education to support and optimize research and scholarly output of undergraduate and graduate medical education (UME and GME) learners.

Position Description:

The FAU Schmidt College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant/Associate/Full Professor faculty position to fulfill, but not limited to, the following expectations and responsibilities:
  • Create an environment that motivates, educates, supports, and provides necessary resources to optimize research and scholarly output of College of Medicine (COM) Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education (UME and GME) learners.
  • Facilitate improvements in the research approval process.
    • Serve as a liaison between COM and hospital partners to help facilitate clinical and medical education research for medical students, residents, and fellows.
    • Streamline and standardize IRB process with FAU IRB and hospital partners' IRBs.
    • Assist UME and GME COM learners with IRB submissions.
    • Facilitate communication between hospitals' Research Committees and UME and GME COM learners and assist with the necessary processes.
  • Offer instruction and curriculum development of research and statistics courses and/or lessons, including content development.
    • Deliver lecture series for COM GME learners spanning from basics of research through more complex topics in research including statistics.
    • Teach epidemiology and statistics in the UME curriculum as needed.
    • Develop resources to provide research education to the COM community.
  • Offer instruction and curriculum development of research and statistics courses and/or lessons, including content development.
    • Deliver lecture series for COM GME learners spanning from basics of research through more complex topics in research including statistics.
    • Teach epidemiology and statistics in the UME curriculum as needed.
    • Develop resources to provide research education to the COM community.
  • Assist the COM in the support of UME and GME programs through mentoring and instruction.
    • Specifically, in a paired mentoring environment, collaborate with a content expert in the GME learner's specialty or UME learner's interest area and serve as a methodologist and biostatistician.
    • Work with the UME Student Affairs Staff to schedule research panels and information sessions.
    • Assist COM UME and GME learners in obtaining research experiences.
    • Offer individual meetings with UME and GME COM learners for advising and mentoring on research and scholarly pursuit.
    • Track and monitor ongoing research opportunities that could be offered to UME and GME learners with the goal of assisting in "pairing" of UME and GME learners with PIs/mentors.
    • Seek opportunities to collaborate on research and scholarly pursuit with COM graduate program learners and UME and GME learners.
  • Identify resources that will benefit and facilitate the research endeavors of UME and GME learners.
  • Develop a webpage on COM website with materials related to research, quality improvement, and other forms of scholarly pursuit that would be of interest to UME and GME COM learners.
  • Identify available research databases in the COM and partner hospitals suitable for clinical and medical educational research, as well as database management needs.
  • Identify hospital resources to support research in quality and performance improvement.
  • Track medical student research and scholarly projects to report the required data to the LCME and ensure that the COM meets the requirements of LCME as it pertains to research and scholarly projects to support an expanded class size of 104 medical students.
  • Develop, direct, and organize COM-wide Research and Scholarship Day(s) which can be done as individual events or a combined event for COM UME and GME learners in collaboration with UME Student Affairs and GME Staff.
  • Conduct research in your area(s) of interest and mentor and involve learners in your personal research.
  • Collaborate with faculty in the COM, including core and affiliate faculty, on conducting and assisting with research projects.
  • Represent the COM to other colleges and hospital partners to advance clinical and medical education research.
  • Participate in the COM Research and Scholarship Committee as an appointed member based on job responsibilities as the Research Director for Medical Education.
  • Serve in any additional roles as determined by the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions to further support research and scholarly pursuit for UME and GME learners and the College of Medicine's strategic goals.
  • This position reports to the COM Assistant Dean for Clinical Research.
  • Opportunities exist for physicians to continue their clinical practice, and for funded researchers to continue their research.


The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications/Skills:
•Experience as a Principal Investigator on clinical research studies
•Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as SPSS
•Experience using data collection platforms including REDCap and Qualtrics
•Established track record of published peer-reviewed manuscripts
•Experience in a higher education institution, medical school or hospital training programs highly preferred (UME and/or GME education)
•Experience mentoring learners, preferably medical students and/or residents, in research and scholarly projects highly preferred
•Strong attention to detail and organizational and time management skills
•Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel required.

Education:
•PhD, MD, or DO degree

Salary:
Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:
College of Medicine

Location:
Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:
NA

Application Deadline:
2024-04-01

Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:

FAU's Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Transcripts:

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

Accommodations:

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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