Phase II Director - Curriculum Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Summary Phase Directors are responsible for the development and administration of their respective pre-clerkship curriculum year. They will serve as a resource and mediator on campus for curriculum excellence. Phase Directors will implement the curricular plan according to the Curriculum Committee's recommendations, assist faculty in developing their instructional content to ensure the logical sequencing and integration of the curriculum. Phase Directors work closely with the Assessment department in developing and assessing the outcomes of the medical students. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Propose and vet block curriculum in collaboration with the Vice- Director •Create and update Pre-Clerkship Syllabi in RowanSOM approved format •Ensure timely, organized maintenance of the Learning Management System (LMS) (BlackBoard) site and relevant materials •Coordinate with appropriate designated and recruited faculty to teach basic science and clinical content •Ensure each learning sessions/segment has appropriate content and level learning objectives •Maintain up to date mapping of learning objectives (course and classes) as designed by Academic Affairs •Ensure adequate and varied teaching methods to optimize student mastery of material •Notify Academic Affairs in a timely manner of additional faculty needs to meet adequate faculty students ratios where applicable •Create appropriate and diverse formative and summative assessments in collaboration with the assessment department •Designate exam review committee of at least three members •Chair the block exam review committee •Collect, label, and map exam questions •Prepare block exams •Ensure proctoring of exams •Prepare annual post-block review / self-evaluation as required by the Program Evaluation Student Assessment (PESA) •Evaluate sessions and give constructive feedback to session teachers •Remediate, replace or remove session teachers and content as needed to improve the Block •Prepare and finalize / sign off on student assessments and final grades for block •Prepare and present block sessions in area of expertise •Organize and attend case based learning (CBL) briefing sessions •Be available to answer students’ questions about the overall curriculum •Facilitate access to content experts for additional student questions •Ensure support for student learning through collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the creation of reviews where appropriate •Attend meetings relevant to the curriculum •Communicate with oClerkship directors etc., for seamless curricular presentation oAssessment and Evaluation Subcommittee, Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee, and Curriculum Committee during all phases of block design, implementation, review, and improvement oAcademic Coordinator on all block logistics oVice Block Director on all aspects of block
Reporting: Phase Directors will report to the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and will be a key member of the Curriculum staff.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have strong leadership skills and be able to lead curriculum and exam development. Applicants must be a Ph.D., D.O., or with at least five years’ of medical education and administration experience, with some of that working in a medical school. Experience with course or clerkship direction is essential. The ability to work well with a varied constituency (students, faculty, chairs, staff) is important, as is experience with negotiation. Title will be assigned based on experience.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online on the Rowan University job site at: http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/492943/phase-ii-director-curriculum Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The Stratford, New Jersey campus is a Tobacco-free workplace.
Internal Number: #493359
The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) was founded on December 17, 1976. The school was founded by legislation authorizing funding for a new osteopathic medical school in southern New Jersey. Gaining approval for the legislation was not easy. Thanks to the persistence and energy of Senator Joseph Maressa, Dr. Howard Levine and Dr. Joseph Riley, the legislation was approved, creating what began as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Since then, there have been countless milestones, accolades and remarkable growth in new programs, faculty, staff and students. The physical campus has also experienced tremendous growth, expanding from one building in 1977 to four dynamic centers dedicating to teaching, healing and discovering.