Director of Faculty Development - Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Director of Faculty Development - Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System (Carle) have embarked on an exciting endeavor by creating the nation’s first engineering-based college of medicine.  In partnership, Carle and Illinois are seeking exceptional candidates for Director of Faculty Development. This position collaborates with departments and units to establish and maintain programs and opportunities for faculty development, aiming for continuous improvement and faculty excellence in instruction, research, innovation, clinical activity, and professional development. A specific focus of this position is to oversee workshops and other initiatives to train faculty in competencies and activities related to the mission of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  This position reports directly to the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development.

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Responsibilities and Duties

Instructional Faculty Development:
• Plan, organize, direct, and implement faculty development events, workshops, programs, seminars, learning communities, retreats, and conferences designed to enhance teaching and learning throughout the continuum of medical education for faculty within the educational missions of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
• Develop a process for promoting faculty development events and tracking faculty engagement and participation in these activities.
• Design and operationalize systems for assessing faculty development needs and providing formative feedback to enhance faculty competence in instructional and educational activities.
• Enhance individual teaching effectiveness by consulting with faculty and identifying resources for growth.
• Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs leadership to assist faculty in creating, developing, and updating curricular materials and offerings to align with industry best practices for instruction.
• Work with medical education staff and administrators who assess curriculum and the effectiveness of its delivery, in order to provide faculty development for continuous improvement.
• Collaborate with Information Technologies to ensure the appropriate technology programs and resources are available to support faculty growth and instructional needs.
• Collaborate with staff in other campus colleges to provide mutual support and access to existing faculty development programs that are beneficial to the College of Medicine

Non-Instructional Faculty Development:
• Collaborate with the college research and innovation units to assess faculty development needs in the context of research activities, and work together to create and implement events, workshops, and programs that promote faculty development, with a particular emphasis on fostering innovation and entrepreneurialism among faculty.
• Work closely with units to create and implement faculty development events that inform and support professional career development, including involvement in professional societies, policy-making organizations, and committee and leadership roles in regional, state, and national medical associations (AMA, AAMC, etc.).
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and the Department Head of Clinical Sciences to create and implement clinical faculty development events, workshops, and programs that encourage clinical faculty engagement and participation in Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Faculty Affairs:
• Collaborate with staff and leadership in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, department heads, and college leadership to establish and maintain a robust infrastructure to support faculty wellness.
• Develop and maintain a system to coordinate, motivate, and monitor faculty knowledge and engagement with academic policies and procedures.
• Create and coordinate a "new faculty" onboarding process, offering networking opportunities, focus group sessions, special programs featuring invited guest scholars and clinicians, all designed to encourage and support educational scholarship.
• Champion and oversee initiatives dedicated to fostering a culture of positive inter-professional relationships, with a strong emphasis on faculty collaboration, in order to bridge the college's private/public organizational structure and mission. This includes the implementation of a comprehensive mentorship program and a recognition program to acknowledge faculty contributions and excellence.
• In collaboration with departments and college units, create a college-wide faculty recognition program.
• Partner with department leaders to develop and execute a holistic program for faculty professional advancement, structured around a systematic Medical Educator Portfolio process. This program aims to guide individuals in their journey towards meeting and exceeding the university's criteria for promotion and tenure.
• Work with the CQI unit in using a data-driven approach in providing faculty development in areas needing quality improvement for accreditation and progression towards excellence.

Additional and Other Duties:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
• Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
• Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and missions.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting : Frequently
  • Talking : Frequently
  • Hearing : Frequently
  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in education or a closely related field.

    • At least 3 years of significant experience in working collaboratively with faculty in higher education.

    • Faculty development experience, training, or significant mentorship over faculty in a medical or higher education setting.

    • Experience working with faculty from a wide range of academic medical, biological, and/or engineering fields.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Doctoral degree in education or advanced graduate or professional degree in a biomedical or engineering field related to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine mission and curriculum with significant problem-based teaching experience.

    • Experience with problem-based learning methodologies in a higher education setting.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • • Evidence of excellent data analysis skills. • Must have skills and abilities to communicate clearly, incorporating tact and diplomacy to maintain harmonious working relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive administrative issues. • This position requires the ability to think both independently and collaboratively to creatively and effectively solve problems. • The individual in this role must have the ability to cultivate and maintain good interpersonal and inter-unit relationships. • The individual in this position will need to be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in a unique environment of engineering-based medical education in the context of the Carle and Illinois private/public relationship.
    • Training: • Must be willing to learn all aspects of the college’s curriculum, criteria for faculty recruitment and promotions, and professionalism expectations. • Maintain comprehensive knowledge base about current research on professional development for medical school faculty and contemporary programs that support faculty; acquire and maintain knowledge of best practices for medical school pedagogies in faculty growth and development.

    Appointment Information

    This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information

    Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on September 26, 2023 (extended closing date). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact wmmyers@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

    Requisition ID: 1020094
    Job Category: Administrative
    Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu