Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine worldwide. This education occurs in an ethical and professional environment in which quality oral health care is provided to our patients. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to excellence in patient care, education, research, and community service.
The Director of Faculty Education and Instructional Development within the Office of Academic Affairs will provide support for activities in the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Faculty Affairs. Appointment will be at the appropriate rank and department affiliation and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Faculty Development.
The responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Develop and deliver comprehensive and varied set of professional development sessions and workshops in multiple formats (in-person, print, video and online) on variety of topics including dental profession and disciplines, clinical techniques, educational pedagogy, student learning, technology tools and educational research.
Oversee major "technologies", survey university wide tools and introduce as needed. Examples include classroom instruction and assessment, Canvas Learning Management System, Examsoft, Poll Everywhere, etc.
Provide one-on-one training, curriculum consulting and the use of different pedagogies for teaching and assessment to faculty members (e.g. use of portfolios/OSCEs, etc.).
Support faculty with the use of technology in the preclinical/classroom areas (insure continuity of technology/upgrading/solving day to day issues).
Serve as the representative to instructional design/technology committees at the Medical Center and at the University. Engage university staff to support Dental School needs (technology, CELT, etc.). Actively promote and encourage faculty to attend university-wide teaching and educational programs.
Serve, as needed, on relevant TUSDM/University Committees (e.g. Curriculum Committee, University Wide Teaching Conference).
Co-Chair the Teaching and Learning in and Environment of New Technology (TALENT) group, host workshops, highlight faculty innovations (e.g. "Spotlight").
Represent TUSDM in appropriate national forums/conferences (ADEA, Educause) to insure new technologies/pedagogies are assessed and introduced to TUSDM as needed.
Mentor students and faculty on educational research projects.
Maintain a list of current and new Faculty Development Opportunities on the Faculty Resources Website.
Participate in new faculty orientation programs as developed by the Office of Faculty Development and Office of Faculty Affairs.
Assist Faculty Development Office with new initiatives as needed.
Participate in the preparation of accreditation materials as deemed relevant.
Maintain appropriate web/social media presence as needed.
Oversee the hiring and training of AV students/LMS students.
Supervise the Education Support Specialist - by providing mentorship, development and conduct performance evaluations.
Health professional degree (e.g. DMD, MD, etc.) preferred.
Demonstrated experience in teaching within higher education.
Interested applicants should submit a) a current curriculum vitae, b) a cover letter with a statement of academic goals and description of interest in and goals for the position, and c) contact information (incl. e-mail addresses) for three references. Applications must be submitted electronically.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected.
Questions regarding the search process or assistance with uploading applications may be directed to Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty Affairs Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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