Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Educational Assessment

The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Educational Assessment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an academic official within the Office of Medical Education (OME) who reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. There are two major synergistic activities that the Assistant Dean is responsible for: 1) identifying the needs of, and then creating, delivering, and evaluating professional development programs for faculty and non-faculty instructors at Einstein and its clinical affiliates; and 2) developing, supporting the implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of, and improving innovative assessments of student learners. The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) supports a vibrant and diverse academic community that serves as a foundation for our exceptional faculty and trainees engaged in education within multiple degree programs (MD, PhD, MS, MPH), cutting-edge research, and patient centered and comprehensive clinical care, all with a focus on the Bronx community we serve. The Assistant Dean directly oversees the administrative director of the OFD. The Assistant Dean will develop and deliver faculty programs with an approach committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and which is responsive to the healthcare needs of the region and nation and the educational needs of our institution and health systems.

Faculty Development:

• Ensure that appropriate processes are in place for the effective development of faculty across the continuum of their careers

• Oversee programs that inform and facilitate academic promotion in line with Einstein faculty promotion policies.

• Establish faculty development tracks/pathways and incentives for faculty to complete these tracks/pathways, and to help faculty develop career trajectories in line with Einstein’s mission, vision and values.

• Strategically collaborate, develop, and lead the development of new programs and update existing programs in an evidence-informed manner. 

• Collaborate with the Center for Continuing Professional Development at Montefiore to ensure accreditation of our CME programing.

• Be responsive and accountable to local, regional, and national accreditation processes, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. 

• Participate in faculty-wide workshops and activities.

• Provide individual and team consultations for specific faculty development portfolios, and actively engage in outreach with departments.

• Engage our instructors by delivering and/or overseeing programs at our clinical affiliate sites with a focus on assessment, feedback, and evaluation in a supportive learning environment.

• Coordinate the institutional MD education awards.

 

Educational Assessment:

• Assist in leading the development of integrated assessments for delivery across the 4-year MD curriculum.

• Lead and inspire curricular leaders to design, implement, and evaluate a wide range of assessment tools to build towards a systematic program of assessment.

• Collaborate with and support faculty, educational innovations staff, and other Deans in ongoing curriculum development and implementation through a faculty development lens.

• Identify gaps in faculty assessment skills and construct faculty development programs (above) to address these deficiencies.

 

General Duties:

• Mentor faculty, staff, and students in educational scholarship.

• Participate in educational committees.

• Proactively work with faculty, staff, and students to optimize a positive learning environment.

• Promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.

• Assist in preparation for accreditation site visits.

• Participate in regional and national medical education organizations and conferences.

• Actively participate in medical education scholarship and participate in efforts to achieve grant funding to support medical education and faculty development.

• Represent the Medical School at the national and campus levels on policy issues relating to the development of faculty development and student assessment.

• Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

 

Required Qualifications:

• Possess a MD, MD/PhD, PhD or EdD degree or equivalent.

• Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with faculty and staff in faculty development.

• Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on student assessments.

• Experiences in educational research grant writing, academic scholarship, continuous quality improvement science, and knowledge of accreditation requirements are preferred.

• The ideal candidate will communicate effectively, problem solve, think critically, demonstrate flexibility, possess negotiation skills, and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary settings.

• Academic rank at Einstein to be determined by academic qualifications.

 

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Please forward a letter of interest and CV to:

Ana Velez

Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1300 Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

Ana.Velez@einsteinmed.edu