The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The Department of Pediatrics has an opening for a Vice Chair of Education. The incumbent will report to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and will have oversight and executive managerial responsibility in integration and coordination of all of the department’s diverse educational programs. This includes providing support, guidance and advice to a diverse group of committees, work units, and individuals.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.
The Department of Pediatrics has a newly established Center for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS) which supports research and scholarship in health professions education and creates a culture of collaboration among educators across the department. The new Vice Chair for Education will be responsible for recruiting a Director for CERS.
Establish a clear vision for education, education research, scholarship, and training within the Department of Pediatrics, ensuring the quality of all educational programs and their compliance with regulatory requirements
Advocate for investment and improvement in existing and new educational programs and in educational research and scholarship
Convene regular meetings of the departmental educational community and participate in key meetings across the campus and community
Advise the Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment and infrastructure support for education programs that foster an environment that values and supports educational programs and education research and scholarship
Provide support and mentoring to faculty through professional development and encourage faculty members to maintain an on-going portfolio of educational contributions for promotion and tenure purposes and provide educational career consultations and consultations for promotion
Communicate with both new and current faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching and ensure awareness of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership, expertise, and scholarship
Identify, and design innovative activities that will enhance the educational experience of the members of the department aligned with the department guidelines, including faculty development programs for academic and clinical faculty and an annual educational retreat (which may include a visiting professor on a topic related to medical education)
Liaise with the School of Medicine in support of educational programs and initiatives
Interface with various key entities and networks to provide additional support to teachers across our campus and celebrate excellence in education
Work with interdisciplinary groups to support different learners and to promote education to all team members providing health care, including those within the community
Foster connections with departmental alumni associations
Represent the Department in national societies and/or committees
Supervise the administrative staff under medical education in the department
Work with the Department to develop and maintain the annual operating budgets for all education programs and department education research and scholarship activities to ensure fiscal responsibility and establish sustainable financial stability, to include identifying areas of opportunity, support needed, and utilization of resources
Serve as an alternate representative for the Chair on hospital and university committees relevant to educational activities, in the Chair's absence or as the Chair deems appropriate
Liaise and collaborate with Children’s Hospital leadership and administration to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and advocate for investment and improvement in existing educational programs
Interface with various stakeholders to the facilitate education partnerships across the University
Contribute to departmental and hospital-wide strategic planning efforts and assure accomplishments pertinent to activities pertaining to the educational mission
Support the development and implementation of the use of technology to promote innovative curriculum, assessment, and evaluation within educational programs (e.g., learning management system, use of mobile devices to enter assessment data)
Meet with the Chair at least annually to review overall departmental educational events and contributions, anticipated or planned initiatives/goals for the upcoming year, as well as redefinition of the scope and direction of the Vice Chair for Education responsibilities
MD, DO, and/or PhD degree
A minimum of 5 years of UME or GME educational administrative experience – proven track record of educational leadership
Advanced training pertinent to the field of medical education and/or educational leadership – preferably both (e.g., Master Teacher Fellowship or equivalent, advanced degree in education, Educational Leadership courses)
Be a faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or above
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Dedication to diversity and equity for all learners
Must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, educational scholarship and service
Must demonstrate interest, commitment and leadership in education with excellent communication skills
Must be willing to function at a high managerial level in a complex health care organization
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to education as the path to move forward critical missions within the DOP
Ability to gain credibility and respect among high level leadership
Internal Number: 15902
About University of Colorado
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.
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