Senior Director of Faculty Learning & Pedagogy, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 41121
The Senior Director of Faculty Learning and Pedagogy uses evidence-based decision-making to develop, implement, and assess programs for faculty that support lifelong learning to ensure continuous quality improvement in pedagogy and medical education. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Faculty, major roles for this position include: 1) providing leadership, direction and strategic vision for pedagogical training initiatives for college faculty; 2) supporting the implementation of college-wide initiatives related to the practice of teaching and learning, inclusive excellence, faculty learning communities, assessment of faculty teaching performance including in relation to student outcomes; 3) coordinating and providing support for the medical education research initiative and leading research on the impact of faculty pedagogical training and teaching effectiveness on student outcomes; 4) overseeing or supporting operations and human resources functions related to faculty pedagogical development; 5) supporting and partnering with the Senior Director of Faculty Affairs on all matters within their portfolio, including researching, benchmarking, writing reports and communications, and gathering data; 6) engaging in and facilitating relationship building across other academic and administrative units at Ohio University; 7) acting as the Associate Dean of Faculty's representative to university offices and external partners as directed; and 8) performing other appropriate tasks and duties as determined by the Associate Dean of Faculty. Occasional in-state, regional and national travel is required.
-Develops, manages, and executes the strategy for faculty development initiatives related pedagogy in the Office of Faculty Affairs. Supervises faculty development staff in the development and implementation of programs for and training of faculty. Maintains knowledge of current trends in educational innovation, teaching effectiveness, and faculty development. Engages with stakeholders to share current trends and stimulate innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Implements college-wide initiatives and administrative policies and manages college-level funding allocations related to faculty pedagogical development and medical education research. Oversees the design, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of comprehensive programming for faculty aimed at improvement in pedagogical practices. Coordinates educator training, learning communities, and educational programming around teaching, learning, and assessment best practices. Develops measures to analyze and evaluate these programs in relation to student outcomes to ensure continual improvement in their quality. Develops essential competencies for faculty engaged in medical education tailored to their content expertise and curricular footprint (including relative to teaching workload allocation). Works with academic leadership to provide and support individualized faculty development plans for teaching effectiveness based on faculty type (instructional, clinical, tenure track) and stage (e.g., newly hired, intermediate and more senior faculty). Assists faculty with the development of educator portfolios for promotion and tenure processes. Provides individualized or team assessments of teaching skills. Creates and manages needs assessment processes as required, including distribution, data management, and analysis. Develops and leads a faculty pipeline program for physician-educators. Manages relevant databases, websites, etc. Collaborate with other faculty-focused units (e.g., Office of Medical Education, Academic Departments, and the Provost's Office) and committees (e.g., curriculum committee) to address a range of faculty teaching support needs.
-Fosters continuous pedagogical development of faculty through research. Coordinates the Medical Education Research Initiative through developing and maintaining a plan of collaboration among faculty and individuals in the Office of Medical Education and in the Office of Research and Grants. Leads the development of initiative-related goals, performance measures and assessment strategies for research outcomes. Leads or supports the development of specific initiative-related research that assesses the impact of pedagogical training programs and teaching effectiveness in relation to medical student perceptions and outcomes. Leads or support the development of research/program grants aimed at supporting initiative-related scholarly activities. Develops a process and policy for allocating funding and other types of support to faculty or administrators for independent projects that also support the Medical Education Research Initiative. Tracks and assesses initiative progress and disseminates initiative outcomes through reports, publications, workshops, and conference presentations.
-Assists with the development of the strategic vision for the Office of Faculty Affairs and resource allocation for the implementation of teaching-focused faculty development activities in alignment with strategic priorities and policies of the office, college and university. Assists with the creation of policies and procedures for the Office of Faculty Affairs and those pertaining to teaching initiatives for the Heritage College.
-Provides exclusive confidential counsel and serves as a resource to the Associate Dean of Faculty on all administrative matters. Works behind the scenes to solve problems and mitigate risks. Develops and edits communication on behalf of the Associate Dean of Faculty.
-Doctoral degree in education, medicine, applied statistics or related field This position requires an educational foundation of principles and research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, that one who has an advanced degree will have been exposed to and will have applied in the educational setting. -5 years of experience in faculty development focused on teaching and learning, preferably in a doctoral-level health-related program; a proven track record, through peer-reviewed publications, in education-focused research. -3 years of supervisory or managerial responsibilities
-5 years of experience in project management -8 years of experience in faculty development focused on teaching and learning, preferably in a doctoral-level health-related program; a proven track record, through peer-reviewed publications, in education-focused research. -5 years of supervisory or managerial responsibilities
Planning Unit: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: HCOM - Executive Dean
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Susan Lachman, [email protected], 740-593-2545
Employment Type: full-time regular
Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Employees enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
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