Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation, Graduate Biomedical Educ

General summary/purpose:

Led by the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education, the Office of Graduate Biomedical Education (OGBE) supports certificate, masters, and PhD programs and promotes innovation in graduate biomedical education by managing key central functions, developing and implementing initiatives to promote diversity in graduate biomedical education, and ensuring a positive learning environment. OGBE consists of three functional units: Academic Affairs & Innovation; Diversity, Inclusion & Student Experience; and Finance. Each unit provides input to strategic decisions made by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) faculty and education leadership. OGBE is located within the Office of the Vice Dean for Education, which is an administrative department of the JHUSOM.

The Director for Academic Affairs and Innovationis an integral part of the OGBE. The primary goal for this role is to support graduate programs in the delivery of world-class graduate biomedical education. To achieve this goal the Director has dual roles. First, asDirector for Academic Affairs, the position supports existing graduate biomedical programs and drives collaboration among the programs. The director assists in program evaluation and implementation of changes to meet programmatic goals in conjunction with internal and external reviews; supports academic operations (including the admissions functions); administers, coordinates, and develops policy for OGBE and for graduate programs and students; works with program directors and others to create an environment of academic excellence for students and faculty; and develops, revises, and oversees JHUSOM required curriculum, such as Research Ethics and Opioid Training. As Director of Innovation, the position leads the Center for Innovation in Graduate Biomedical Education (CIGBE). In this role, the Director works closely with the CIGBE Executive Director (currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education) to foster innovation in graduate biomedical education. CIGBE is an incubator for the development, testing, and dissemination of new paradigms for graduate biomedical education. CIGBE brings together JHUSOM faculty, students, staff, and experts from partner institutions and corporations to develop, execute, evaluate, and refine new ideas for curriculum and the effective teaching of biomedical information and skills. Examples of innovative initiatives developed in CIGBE are the Biomedical Careers Initiative, the AstraZeneca Scholars Program, and the XDBio graduate program. The director oversees development and management of such initiatives. The Director supervises the Admissions and Academic Operations Officer.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with graduate programs to develop frameworks for graduate biomedical education at JHUSOM that meet the needs of current and potential students, JHUSOM, and the broader society.
  • Developing and executing initiatives related to improving processes or outcomes in graduate biomedical education.
  • Supporting the viability and success of JHUSOM graduate programs; examples of such support include but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring policies for graduate students and graduate programs are developed and approved through the appropriate mechanisms and are catalogued or disseminated through the Johns Hopkins University platform
  • Fostering collaboration among programs by developing common tools, processes and policies that enhance the experience of both students and faculty
  • Supporting graduate program self-evaluation
  • Maintaining Letter of Institutional Support for NIH T32 grant applications
  • Planning and implementing regular retreats that address emerging topics in graduate biomedical education
  • Leading efforts to implement JHUSOM or University initiatives/policies in graduate biomedical education
  • Developing and/or tracking compliance with policies for graduate programs
  • Overseeing the central JHUSOM admissions function for graduate biomedical education, ensuring that data flows to the Registrar for matriculation
  • Provide oversight and manage outcomes reporting for existing and future CIGBE initiatives, such as the AstraZeneca Scholars Program and the XDBio Program
  • Recruiting and managing an inaugural Graduate Biomedical Education Advisory Council to promote stakeholder engagement and to leverage resources across Johns Hopkins University
  • Ensuring quality and delivery of OGBE-managed JHUSOM required courses (currently, Responsible Conduct of Research and Opioid Training)
  • With the Assistant Director for Student Experience and Diversity, program directors and the Office of Information Technology, developing and using central data systems to monitor admissions, student progress, and academic outcomes.
  • Identifying and engaging potential funding sources, including but not limited to writing grant proposals.
  • Ensuring robust web and social media presence for SOM graduate education, graduate programs, OGBE, CIGBE, and their initiatives.
  • Collaborating and partnering with Johns Hopkins University entities (such as offices of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and the Vice Provost for Institutional Research) and external partners to develop and implement initiatives. For example, develop education resources (instructional material, assessments that target course objectives, etc.) with assistance from the University’s Center for Education Resources.
  • Disseminating CIGBE’s results through peer-reviewed publications.
  • Representing OGBE and JHUSOM as appropriate at meetings (e.g. Committee on Masters and PhD Programs and the University Directors of Admissions Working Group) and conferences.
  • Supervising theAdmissions and Academic Operations Officer.Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, evaluating, and initiating disciplinary action as needed, according to HR policies and procedures.
  • Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

    PhD degree and at least five years related work experience, to include a combination of the following:

      Experience in writing grant proposals for funding from federal and non-profit sources Experience in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, preferably in the science or health sciences fields. Demonstrated success developing and maintaining internal and external partnerships Program evaluation Budget management

    Preferred qualifications:

    PhD in biomedical sciences

    Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

      Knowledge of graduate biomedical academic program administration Knowledge of higher education program design and evaluation Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent problem-solving skills Knowledge of best practices for using websites and social media Demonstrated skills as an innovator and relationship builder Strong leadership skills Multi-cultural competency Supervisory experience

    Any specific physical requirements for the job:

    • Must be able to communicate effectively in person using spoken English
    • Must be able to communicate via telephone and videoconferencing (such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams)
    • Must be able to carry out support of programs that require extensive work at a computer.
    • Must be able to manipulate Excel or similar spreadsheet software programs to analyze data and prepare reports

    Classified Title:Director CIGBE
    Working Title: Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation, Graduate Biomedical Educ
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG
    Starting Salary Range:$82,325- $113,185
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: 10003329-SOM Admin Grad Aff General Admin
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

    EEO is the Law
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    https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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