SDRME

Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has launched an
international search for the next head of the Department of Medical
Education (DME). The DME is the oldest continuously operating academic
unit in the world dedicated to innovation and scholarship in health
professions education. Founded by Dr. George Miller in 1959, the
department has long been a leader in psychometric measurement of learner
performance, educational outcomes, curriculum development, and health
humanities. Its 11 full-time and 8 part-time faculty members, 10 staff
members, and numerous faculty holding joint or adjunct appointments teach
and conduct research in the context of an internationally recognized
Master in Health Professions Education program, a Master of Science in
Patient Safety Leadership, and a PhD program in curriculum studies in
health professions education in collaboration with the University of
Illinois at Chicago College of Education. Department faculty contribute
to the College's innovative MD curriculum, graduate medical education,
and continuing professional development programs. The Department's
clinical performance center, one of the first in the nation, opened a
new 28,000 SF simulation and integrative learning facility in fall 2019,
and is poised for expansion of the department's intramural and extramural
activities in performance-based teaching and assessment.

The department's scholarly activity in academic year 2018-2019 included
over 110 peer-reviewed publications, supported by grants and contracts
from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality, National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Board of
Medical Examiners, the Association of American Medical Colleges, American
Medical Association, and others. The medical education community in
Chicago offers opportunities for collaboration with locally headquartered
organizations including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education, the American Medical Association, the American College of
Surgeons, and numerous other entities. Department faculty have also
contributed to the development of over 35 medical schools (including
establishment of new medical schools, and conducting faculty development
activities) through international consultation services.

Qualifications:
The College seeks a recognized leader in health professions education.
The candidate must possess a doctoral degree in an educationally related
discipline and/or an MD or equivalent degree, with experience in designing
innovative educational programs and partnerships and with the stature and
communication skills necessary to represent the department and college
within the university and the national and international educational
research communities. Applicants should also have demonstrated excellence
in teaching, a record of scholarship consistent with the Department's
mission, and be able to contribute to the Department's multi-disciplinary
scholarship. The department head reports to the executive dean of the
College of Medicine.

Interested candidates should apply at
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=120806&job=head-department-of-medical-education,
providing a current curriculum vitae, a letter describing interest and
qualifications, and contact information for three references. Review of
applications will begin on October15, 2019 and continue until the position
is filled.

For further information, please contact the search committee chair:

Raymond Curry, MD, FACP
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine
curryrh@uic.edu

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. The
University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates
upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed
in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.