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Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation

University of California Riverside School of Medicine
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
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School of Medicine Leadership Position

Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation

Open Faculty Position – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Rank

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation. The incumbent will have a concurrent academic appointment in an appropriate department in the School of Medicine and participate in administrative, teaching and research or creative activities. The Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation (ADAE) is responsible for developing and overseeing data driven measures to assess and evaluate all aspects of the undergraduate medical education curriculum of the School of Medicine.

We seek applicants with expertise in the collection, analysis, and reporting of data to support a continuous quality improvement process for the medical education curriculum with extensive previous experience in assessment development and delivery preferably in academic/medical institutions. A focus in educational or psychological measurement is preferred qualification. We seek applicants with knowledge and expertise in advanced statistical and computer applications in educational assessment; expert knowledge in the areas of educational and psychological learning and measurement theory, applied psychometric theory, individual and organizational evaluation methods and practice, professional guidelines, and practices; previous experience in both assessment development (preferably in the health sciences) and examination administration in a large organization. Knowledge of organizational behavior as it relates to the various components of individual medical educational entities (e.g., courses, departments, administrators, etc.) is a preferred qualification.

This position will also provide leadership and direction in meeting the mission of the School of Medicine.

Successful candidate will monitor and provide direction to medical education staff in the production, scoring, and analysis of the examinations given to medical students across the curriculum. Working closely with the Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality and Integration, the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation collaborates with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, the Associate Dean for Pre-clerkship Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Clinical Medical Education on the design and implementation of program evaluation activities and provision of relevant assessment data; tools and operations that assess medical students and evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum in meeting measurable educational objectives, strategies, learning outcomes and accreditation standards.

Founded in 2013, the School of Medicine at UCR is the sixth University of California Medical School and serves the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region by training a much-needed physician workforce and catalyzing innovations in research, education, and healthcare delivery. The UCR School of Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the community in the Inland Empire, one of the most ethnically diverse and medically underserved areas of the country. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The successful candidate must possess an MD, PhD or EdD degree.
The successful candidate will also be expected to show a record of research or scholarly activities appropriate for the academic appointments in Professor (Ladder Rank), Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical series. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of academic and administrative leadership qualities.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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