School / Campus / College: School of Medicine
Organization: Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Title: Assistant Professor Without Tenure - Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
The Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) at the University of Washington (UW) is looking for one full-time faculty at the Assistant Professor Without Tenure (Job Code 10113) level to join our current faculty in the Division of Medical Education and Evaluation with an anticipated start date of 07/01/2020. This is a full-time, indefinite term position with a 12-month appointment. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. For this position the expectation is 20% research and scholarship and 80% teaching/service.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Vice, Associate and Assistant Deans of the UW School of Medicine (UWSoM) and the chairs of the 32 departments within UWSoM to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive educator development program that promotes teaching excellence, community building, lifelong learning, and professionalism as well as a program to disseminate teaching skills to faculty across the UWSoM’s broad array of learning environments. The faculty role will include two synergistic leadership positions: the directorship of the Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) and the directorship of the Teaching Scholars Program. CLIME was established in 2012 to foster innovation, scholarship and collaboration for the advancement of health professions education, bringing together educators from all parts of UWSoM. Teaching Scholars is a longitudinal certificate program for health professions educators focused on learning theory, teaching skills, curriculum development and translation of educational efforts into scholarship. It is designed to prepare physician and other health professionals for leadership roles as educators, mentors, and education scholars. Both programs are deeply committed to training and nurturing clinician-educators and basic scientists.
The Division of Medical Education and Evaluation and the UW School of Medicine medical education programs have a dynamic and synergistic collaboration that strives to continually improve every facet of the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education experience for students, trainees and faculty. The WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) program of the UWSoM extends the physical presence of the School of Medicine across 5 states and nearly 28% of the nation’s geographic area. The network of 6 regional preclinical teaching campuses and hundreds of clinical training sites across the 5 states provides a rich environment for implementing pilot experiments to improve the medical education experience.
Major teaching and service responsibilities include the following:
The expectation is that this scholarship of both discovery and synthesis will comprise 20% of the position’s activities.
For the responsibilities above (particularly 2, 3 and 4) there will be aspects of program development, implementation and/or evaluation as follows:
- Identifying best practices in educator development through consultation and engagement with local, national and international experts in teaching and learning.
- Communicating with leadership of the school to identify the specific development programs needed and appropriate for implementation.
- Prioritizing the creation of educator development programs and projects to promote best practices and innovation in education at UWSOM in consultation with the Associate Dean for Faculty Development.
- Developing a strategic plan related to educator development and implementing a Teaching Skills program in Seattle and throughout the WWAMI region with the assistance of staff and faculty associated with these programs.
- Identifying opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing across UWSOM professional schools, departments and regional sites as well as UW’s professional schools, including the schools of dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, MEDEX, public health and social work to promote educator development.
- Identifying, recruiting and training a cadre of faculty to advance educator development and educational innovation at UWSOM – capitalizing on Teaching Scholars and Teaching Scholars graduates, College faculty members, Family Medicine Network faculty, and other faculty members recognized for their skills as teachers and educators.
- Conducting ongoing QI activities, including needs and outcomes assessments, to ensure delivery of the highest quality educator development programs in consultation with the Associate Deans of EQI, Curriculum, Faculty Development, Education Special Projects and faculty from BIME’s Division of Medical Education and Evaluation.
- Develop tracking systems that support the granting of certificates and other awards for faculty commitment to excellence in education, as measured by participation in designated workshops and course offerings.
Applicants require an Ed.D., Ph.D., or foreign equivalent in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or related Social Science fields and progressively responsible employment in a medical education environment.
- A letter of intent/personal statement highlighting their interests, background, practical experience and career goals pertaining specifically to the teaching/service and scholarship roles in the area of medical education and evaluation outlined above.
- The letter should include experiences with diversity in training, professional work, previous teaching, and/or in service, and describe the candidate’s potential to foster diversity in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and the field.
- A CV (including at least 3 references/letter writers)
- A statement of teaching interests or teaching philosophy.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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