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Director of Faculty Development in Educational Research (req17447)

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Salary
$59,404 - $74,254
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

The Office of Educational Research and Development (OER&D) at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (UA CVM) is seeking applicants for our Director of Educational Research in Faculty Development position.

We are searching for applicants interested in mentoring faculty in designing, conducting, and disseminating research on our groundbreaking educational methods. The UA CVM curriculum is student-centered, integrated, lecture-free, and uses evidence-based methods such as Team-Based Learning, Peer Instruction, Case Based Learning, and Hands-on Learning – all carefully designed to promote expertise development. We are newly formed and just graduated our first class, but our student-centered curriculum is already attracting international attention. We hope you consider joining our vibrant and collaborative team of faculty, faculty developers, instructional designers, and IT technicians dedicated to transforming veterinary medical education. For more details, please click the link below: 

Director of Faculty Development in Educational Research (req17447)

Please contact me with your questions at hollybender@arizona.edu

I look forward to hearing from you.

Holly

The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Educational Research and Development (OER&D) seeks a new team member to lead faculty development and mentoring in collaborative educational research and scholarship. This is an exciting opportunity to investigate and iteratively improve upon the College of Veterinary Medicine's cutting-edge, evidence-based, integrated, competency-based curriculum featuring engaged learning strategies such as team-based learning, peer instruction, case-based learning, and hands-on learning. The College of Veterinary Medicine values a culture of inclusive engagement, active learning, evidence-based decision-making, and a growth mindset. The curriculum is designed to support students taking substantial ownership of their learning, and student classroom time is focused on the collaborative application of content and deliberate practice to facilitate expertise development. Partnering with and mentoring multidisciplinary, collaborative teams of faculty, academic staff, affiliates, and students who are new to research, the candidate will investigate and optimize all aspects of teaching and learning at the College of Veterinary Medicine, (which may include the curriculum, course, and exercise design and alignment, student learning, and aspects of instructional team success) and communicate the results to the broader academic community. Mentorship will include but not be limited to guidance and training in study design, data collection, data management, data analysis, data interpretation, and dissemination.

  •  Mentoring multidisciplinary teams of faculty, academic staff, affiliates and students in education research study design, data collection, data management, data analysis, data interpretation, and dissemination, in a safe and mutually respectful environment including:
    • Designing and using data collection instruments (i.e. surveys, focus groups, interviews) to inform iterative improvements in courses and course teams Supporting research teams in appropriate data collection design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation Designing and leading workshops, professional learning communities, individuals, and teams focused on improving the UA CVM’s educational research skills and capabilities Human subjects certification and submission of IRB applications Dissemination of research results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications Writing grants Manuscript writing
  • Engaging with other Office of Educational Research and Development (OER&D) activities including:
    • Attending OER&D meetings and working collaboratively with the team  Leading the educational data management and storage effort Quantitative data analysis and interpretation of formative feedback Qualitative data analysis, including coding, and interpretation of formative feedback

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in education or science education  Experience in: education research; classroom and other educational research design; online survey design; data collection and analysis, including inferential statistics; conducting focus groups; interview protocol design and data collection; quantitative data analysis and interpretation; qualitative data analysis, including coding and interpretation; dissemination of research results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications; writing successful grants; human subjects certification and submission of IRB applications; course design and revision based on formative and summative assessment; faculty support for classroom research; faculty mentorship; and working in diverse teams  Experience communicating effectively

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