Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20120168
The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) supports clinical and translational research and is part of a broad national network of over 60 institutions with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from the National Institutes of Health that work to translate research into better health.Â We are seeking an Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs to join the SC CTSI Workforce Development Core and Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science (MCD-CTS/KL2) Training Program to lead the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of SC CTSI education programs and resources.
The Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs will collaborate with SC CTSI leaders, core groups and institutional partners to identify learning needs, select appropriate instructional approaches and best practices that foster effective learning, apply and implement learning principles in clinical and community settings, and evaluate and improve outcomes for all SC CTSI educational activities. This expert will oversee the SC CTSI Educational Resource Center (ERC), e-learning initiatives andÂ ERC webinar series, and support overall education program administration and evaluation.
Percent of Time
50% Instructional Design and Implementation
Direct the Educational Resource Center, a centralized education resource to support educational iniatives from SC CTSI core groups that ensures quality, efficiency and impact of SC CTSI education and training offerings through prioritization, integration, standardization, evaluation and dissemination locally and nationally
Collaborate with SC CTSI core groups and institutional partners to design the structure of SC CTSI education programs including online, face-to-face, and/or blended courses
Support SC CTSI groups in selecting, implementing and applying different learning principles and best practices in SC CTSI education offerings.Â
Translate learning outcomes into appropriate learning activities and assessments.
Employ a variety of learning methods and emerging technologies to reach learning outcomes and increase learner engagement
Create and revise existing course design documents and/or related material to meet the requirements of faculty and/or staff.
Maintain current innovations, strategies and trends in educational research
Research and review courses and programs developed by other institutions and organizations. Make recomendations for development of instructional design strategies based on findings and drive implementation.
Facilitate professional learning experiences for SC CTSI and clinical research faculty and staff
Develop and maintain electronic databases that contain information on learning outcomes, learning activities, reading and course structures
Promote resources to end users
Provide instructional design consultations to other KSOM faculty who are incorporating clinical translational research or clinical translational science in their lectures
20% eLearning Design ERC Webinar Series
Design, develop, and manage SC CTSI online learning resources and Â online education library
Apply effective and interactive eLearning instructional design and learner motivation
Leverage eLearning tools and trends to engage the remote learner
Ensure that instructional experiences are learner-centered to foster higher-order thinking through real-world connections and substantive communications that result in an increase in the depth of knowledge
Apply the principles of effective eLearning design and navigation
Evaluate eLearning programs and making recommendations for improvements
Provide instructional design lectures or find expert speakers, organize, and market the Educational Resource Center Webinar series.
15% Program Evaluation and Administration
Plan, collect and analyze data to assess progress and impact of SC CTSI educational offerings and online educational library videos (i.e., clicks, likes etc), in partnership with the Evaluation & Improvement team
Collaborate with the Evaluation & Improvement team to develop survey tools/instruments to effectively evaluate the impact of and specific outcomes from unique educational activities using surveys and data collection tools such as REDCap
Report on educational outcomes and use data and feedback to drive future improvements
Publish high-quality resources and publications on SC CTSIâs online educational repository or elsewhere.
Coordinatate with stakeholders to manage finances and resources required to facilitate education activities
As the ERC grows, potentially manage other ERC administrative staff.
15% Publications and Editing
Support WD grant writing and publication activities; provide expertise and written resources and serving as peer editor for learning activities
Collaborating as a member of the writing team to disseminate research findings through scholarly publications or presentations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Instructional Design Processes, Instructional Theories, and Learning Principles
Knowledge of How to Organize Information for the Learner
Experience with education program evaluation and analysis
Communication â effective writing and oral skills
Conceptualization and design
Consult and advise subject matter experts on educational principles and design and curriculum development
Aplomb (level-headedness or poised in demanding situations)
Education, Training & Experience:
Masters Degree in Education
PhD in Education
5+ years experience directly related experience in instructional design, curriculum development, and educational evaluation for classroom courses and on-line teaching
3-5 years experience directly related experience in curriculum development, instructional design courses and on-line teaching with specific expertise in research.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional and supervisory experience in area of program specialization
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.