Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education


The Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking a candidate for Director of OCRME. Appointment rank is expected at the Associate Professor or Professor level and may be on either the tenure track or non-tenure clinical track.  Candidates must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree, preferably in an educational field. Candidate must have qualifications that meet the requirements for the rank of Associate Professor or higher with at least 5 years of experience in social sciences or education related research. Possess skills in teaching, communication (verbal and written), and team-building with at least 5 years combined experience teaching in academic and professional development settings.  Candidate must demonstrate commitment to promoting and working effectively in a diverse environment.


Preferably, at least 3 years of experience in health sciences education or educational research with evidence of scholarly achievement including published research in health sciences education.  Additionally, leadership experience at the institutional level and/or in professional organizations.


The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance to achieve the missions of the office. Supervise personnel that include faculty and staff who have expertise in a broad range of medical education-related areas. Develop and oversee the budget of the office.  Identify college and office  needs and develop plans to address these needs. Oversee and participate in the Masters of Medical Education and other advanced degree programs. Oversee and participate in education-related faculty development. Participate in and guide research projects that target education or require evaluation and measurement skills.  Collaborate with and advise faculty on best practices in medical education across one or more of the following: faculty development and teaching skills, evaluation, research, measurement, educational theory and methods, organizational planning and theory. Pursue grants related to education and education related research. Serve on the Medical Education Council and/or other curriculum committees in relation to the medical school educational mission. Foster a culture of scholarship and develop a regional and national reputation for educational excellence.


Letters of application should include a CV, letter of interest, and a list of three references. For a complete listingof job qualifications, benefits overview and to apply for this position, please visit our website at http//, reference requisition # 73410 . Applicant credentials are subject to verification; background checks will be conducted on final candidates.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.