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Assistant Vice President, Curricular Affairs International Medical Degree Program (IMDP)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Posting Number: req11754

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) International Medical Degree Program (IMDP) seeks an innovative and experienced medical education leader to serve as Assistant Vice President, Curricular Affairs. This integrated, clinically focused transnational program is a collaboration between the University of Arizona and the University of Western Australia to educate minority and internationally diverse medical students. Pre-clerkship years at UWA and clinical years at UA will ensure we successfully cultivate clinicians to meet the needs of Indigenous, Native American, and underserved communities globally.

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate medical educator to lead in a creative and student-centered environment propelling the UAHS International Medical Degree Program as a leader in medical student education. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of the UAHS International Medical Degree Program, the assistant vice president has primary responsibility for the design, development, and implementation of the undergraduate medical education (UME) curriculum for IMDP at both campuses. The assistant vice president will also ensure a curriculum, which reflects and supports a diverse student body.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve
    as the primary leader in the development and implementation of curricular
    initiatives for IMDP at both UA/UWA campuses.
  • Oversee
    the integration of basic and clinical science across the four years of
    medical school.
  • Ensure
    the undergraduate curriculum demonstrates evidence of coherence and
  • Provide
    vision and oversight for strategic curriculum development, implementation
    and assessment for the medical degree programs.
  • Serve
    in an advisory and/or leadership capacity for relevant curricular
    management and development committees and sub-committees.
  • Develop
    and lead a team of experienced educators, each of whom is administratively
    responsible for a significant area of the educational mission.
  • Strengthen
    partnerships with affiliate institutions and community physicians to
    benefit the educational mission.
  • Strengthen
    existing internal and external university relationships to promote
    interprofessional education.
  • Take
    responsibility for the maintenance and development of UME policies and
  • Work
    with other college leaders to ensure the college exceeds all accreditation
  • Oversee
    the budget and human resources of the Curricular Affairs Office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary medical education trends and some formal training in curriculum design and pedagogical methods, including problem-based learning, self-directed learning, and team-based learning; involvement in unique innovative and alternative methods for teaching is desired.
  • Knowledge of and experience with population health, community-based models, integration of basic science and clinical medicine, and interprofessional education.
  • Working knowledge of modern educational technologies.
  • Demonstrated managerial and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An M.D.,
    PhD, or other doctoral degree with proven scholarship, accomplishments,
    and recognition in a medical sciences discipline.
  • If a
    physician, the candidate should be board certified (or participating in
    maintenance of certification), expect to devote some effort to clinical
    practice, and be eligible for medical licensure in Arizona.
  • Professional
    accomplishments which qualify for academic appointment.
  • Demonstrated
    expertise in administration and ability to present the missions of the
    medical school to external audiences.
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years of experience teaching and/or providing support services
    to medical students or medical residents.
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years of experience in medical education administration and
    curricular development and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications

* A track record as an educational scholar and as (if applicable) a superior clinician-educator.

* Experience working directly with students to ensure their success.
* Experience integrating cultural sensitivity and systematic change to promote diversity and inclusion.

* Experience and understanding of LCME accreditation of undergraduate medical education programs.

* Record of national-level involvement and recognition in medical education organizations.

* Experience in developing and overseeing budgets and effectively leading and developing staff.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 19

Job FTE: .49

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Steven Goldschmid |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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