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Open faculty positions at the IU School of Medicine

Aug. 22, 2013

The IU School of Medicine is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of assistant dean of students, director of students assessment and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Position Summary: The assistant dean works closely with the associate dean for medical student affairs to manage the development, implementation and evaluation of student services and programming. The support services of the office include, but are not limited to, student records; financial aid; and extracurricular activities including service learning. The activities of the office are designed to enhance the experience for all students and to provide opportunities for a diverse student population across nine centers for medical education. The assistant dean has day-to-day oversight of the operation and the staff responsible for the services defined above. The assistant dean reports to the associate dean of medical student affairs. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to strategic planning related to student affairs and in consultations and through collaboration with the Associate Dean, prioritize initiatives to implement the strategic plan 
  • Define outcomes related to student affairs programming and services, create a plan, and measure outcomes that demonstrate the effectiveness of the initiatives of the Office of Medical Student Affairs
  • Manage and oversee the budgets of the Office.  Develop a plan for resource allocation that aligns with the mission of the office, its divisions and the institution 
  • Manage and allocate the space of the IU School of Medicine Daly Student Center, including collaborative and informal learning spaces
  • Oversee and manage the programs and staff within the Office responsible for student records, financial aid, and extracurricular programs including medical student learning
  • Supervise the leaders of the programs/services described above
  • Develop and oversee migration to a new and integrated student database management system
  • Oversee processes and procedures related to maintenance of institutional affiliation agreements, course registration, and graduate credentialing
  • Direct evaluation and assessment of the services and programs of the Office including data collection, analysis, and report generation
  • Participate in the management and implementation of accreditation standards. 
  • Collaborate with other educational affairs units for programming and seamless service delivery, including but not limited to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, the Office of Admissions, and the nine regional Centers of Medical Education
  • Use a scholarly approach in the development and evaluation of programs
  • Disseminate innovations and successes of the office through the creation of scholarly publications and presentations

Qualifications: Master's degree and 4-6 years progressive experience in student affairs required. Doctoral degree in higher education or related field strongly preferred. Candidates who are degree eligible (ABD) will be considered. The assistant dean should be an empowering manager who brings experience in managing complex projects and in the oversight and management of personnel. Effective candidates will have broad knowledge of student development theory, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to create and support a student-centered approach to all activities in the office.  In order to apply please submit a cover letter and CV to Kim Anderson at kimander@iu.edu with a subject line reading "Assistant Dean for Medical "Student Affairs" with a priority date of Friday, Sept. 9, attention Dr. Sheryl Allen.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Director of Student Assessment - Undergraduate Medical Education

Position Summary: Reporting to the associate dean for undergraduate medical education, the director of student assessment is responsible for directing the statewide program for competency-based student assessment including the development and oversight of the IU School of Medicine assessment blueprint, which was systematically built to measure our institutional learning objectives and expected learner performance outcomes. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of student assessment activities to capture appropriate and accurate data with the goal of demonstrating how well learners have achieved expected performance
  • Work with faculty and course directors to ensure that planned assessments are appropriate and integrated within the overall assessment blueprint
  • Consult with faculty on the development and implementation of student assessment strategies and advise them on the use of assessment data for the improvement of teaching and learning
  • Provide consultation to faculty and educational leaders to ensure that the assessments used throughout the curriculum yield valid results
  • Develop needed assessment tools to effectively measure learning outcomes
  • Provide oversight for various statewide assessment programs including but not limited to the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), script concordance examinations and the peer and self assessment program.
  • Develop and manage the systems and applications for student assessment to facilitate effective transmission of information to learners, teachers, course directors and administrative leaders 
  • Continuously improve collection, organization and reporting of outcome data
  • Prepare and present evaluation results to various educational affairs committees and administrative leaders to facilitate decision making related to student academic progression
  • Assist with strategic planning related to the measurement and evaluation of the effectiveness of our educational program
  • Assist with preparation of reports required for accreditation
  • Collaborate with the Undergraduate Medical Education team in curriculum reform by providing expertise about assessment
  • Effectively lead the student assessment team by coaching employees, providing adequate feedback, delegating appropriately and providing opportunities for professional development

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, educational research, statistics or other relevant field. Five years of experience in education and educational evaluation/learner assessment or research. Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills. Expertise in the development, application and evaluation (psychometrics) of assessment methods. Experience leading a team and directing complex projects.  

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational psychology, cognitive psychology, medical education, educational assessment or other related areas preferred. Experience in a healthcare setting is a plus.

Application instructions: Email one PDF containing 1) a letter of interest including managerial experience and student assessment experience and 2) a CV to Deb DeBusk at dkdebusk@iupui.edu with a subject line "Director of Student Assessment Search." Priority application deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Position summary: Indiana University School of Medicine seeks a visionary leader for the position of chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The department has a long tradition of excellence in clinical service, providing the highest quality, state of the art, patient care to treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. In addition, the department has internationally recognized research programs that are supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health and other private foundations. Current major research efforts in the department include investigation of behavioral outcomes of cochlear implantation and cutting-edge biomedical research on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Moreover, the department offers high-quality clinical and research education to resident physicians and medical students at all levels. The department’s residency program is highly respected nationally and the faculty is deeply committed to training tomorrow's otolaryngologists, many of whom will assume academic and leadership positions. The successful candidate for this position must be board certified in Otolaryngology with outstanding academic credentials and a demonstrated ability and clear vision to lead a multi-faceted clinical, research, and educational program to national prominence. Further information about the department is available at: http://medicine.iu.edu/oto/.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should create one PDF file containing the following: (1) a letter of interest, which addresses their interest in the position as well as leadership experiences and/or approaches and (2) curriculum vitae. Send the PDF file by email to Nicholas Barbaro, M.D., Chair of the Search and Screen Committee at iusmhire@iu.edu using “Chair Department of Otolaryngology” as the subject of the message. The priority deadline is Monday, Oct. 7.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

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