The Director of Curricular Development will take a leadership role in initiatives pertaining to the coordination, planning, administration, assessment and improvement of the preclinical curriculum delivered on both the Harlem and Middletown campuses, as directed by the Preclinical Deans. In addition, the Director is responsible for ensuring that the osteopathic curriculum fully supports the COM’s mission and meets or exceeds accreditation standards.
Develop an intimate knowledge of all aspects of the preclinical curriculum by meeting regularly with the department chairs, course directors and faculty.
Work with the faculty to ensure the development and implementation of a non-redundant, relevant curriculum that is in compliance with accreditation standards.
Assist the faculty with connecting osteopathic core competencies and session-specific learning objectives with educational strategies and learner assessments.
Lead initiatives to modify or develop curricula or methods of delivery and assessment based upon need and changing accreditation requirements, as assigned by the Preclinical Deans.
Study external Medical College curricula to assess opportunities for coordination of requirements which offer the most efficient, highly effective and least stressful experience for students.
Implement a process for mapping the preclinical curriculum that leads to establishing both a horizontal and vertical systems-based/integrated approach.
Assist in the publishing of curricular and exam schedules for the first two years of the academic program.
Serve as non-voting member of the Curriculum Committee.
Serve as a resource to faculty members in the publishing of course syllabi by providing feedback on the clarity of objectives, and overall format of the syllabus.
Work with faculty members, course directors, and the Director of Institutional Research in the process of tagging and classifying exam questions for the purposes of item analysis, tracking student performance, and other metrics.
Direct faculty development sessions in areas of medical education as needed and or requested by faculty.
Review course evaluations prepared by course directors with the emphasis on the implementation of action plans that will promote actualization and improvement of the curriculum.
Provide reports to the appropriate Dean/Dean’s Council on student outcomes, evaluation and improvement of the curriculum.
Work with the Clinical Deans to ensure accreditation compliance with the year 3 and 4 curricula, especially in relation to IPE and OMM.
Collaborate with the faculty to develop impactful research projects that advance the field of medical education.
Perform other duties as determined by the Preclinical Deans or Dean’s Council.
Education, Preparation, and Training
Applicants must have at least a MS degree in Education or a related field, however, a terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in higher education, working with adult learners, and working in the areas mentioned in the job responsibilities section. Most importantly, the successful applicant must work well in a team setting.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following areas: curriculum and instructional design, delivery and assessment, course management, psychometrics/statistics, learning theory, effective communication, conflict management, working independently and as part of a team, teaching, research study design, and organizational skills.
Extensive use of computers
Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel, as well as software used to prepare and administer written exams electronically and experience with Learning Management Systems.
Frequent travel between branch campuses location Harlem and Middletown NY. Travel to professional academic conferences, as approved by the Preclinical Deans.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
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