Assistant Professor | Medical Education

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Job ID: 7046
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Physician and Faculty
Winston-Salem, NCPhysician and Faculty, Medical, Healthcare6/17/2014The function of the position of Director of Medical Education Curriculum Management, following the strategic leadership and plan for the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs will be responsible for the overall implementation of strategic plan of the office of academic affairs. The office...

Job Description

The function of the position of Director of Medical Education Curriculum Management, following the strategic leadership and plan for the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs will be responsible for the overall implementation of strategic plan of the office of academic affairs. The office provides leadership in supporting the educational infrastructure services for faculty, students, administration and departments by providing expertise in all aspects of medical education, including:
· Curriculum development and course design
· Evaluation, measurement, and testing services
· Educational research
· Faculty development
· Educational technology

The essential functions of this position include leading three key faculty teams comprised of clinicians, basic scientists and education faculty to implement curricular initiatives. Giving direction to the faculty team leaders, the Director will maintain oversight responsibility for the quality and content of the education programs, striving continually to enhance both the process and the outcome of the teaching and learning. The Director will give guidance and direction to the Assistant Director for the management of Medical Education staff assigned to carry-out the day-to-day operations and implementation. This position will supervise curriculum design, planning and implementation of the MD curriculum. The Director will collaborate with the director of evaluation and assessment for the evaluation and management for the UGME program. The Director will serve as a member of the Office of Academic Affairs leadership team collaborating with senior administrators, both internal and external, contributing to strategic planning efforts, and the development of policies, practices, programs and initiatives that strengthen the medical school.

With a faculty appointment, the successful candidate will be able conduct and publish research in medical education as well collaborate with colleagues on research projects. Additionally, the candidate will be able to mentor and supervise trainees (students, residents, graduate students, and fellows) in medical education research activities. A record of successful research grants will be an asset.


  • PhD in Educational Leadership/ Administration or Higher Education or Medical Education


  • Five years of progressive administrative educational experience preferably in higher education.
  • Teaching experience in higher education at the university level
  • A record of scholarship and publications

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of curriculum design theory
  • Knowledge of adult learning pedagogy
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research in medical education
  • Results driven through established key metrics for program areas


  • Strategic Relationships / Partnerships
  • Change Management / Process Improvement

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Exemplifies the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) Values and Code of Conduct, while striving to identify compliance risk through department led risk assessments, system monitoring, and periodic audits, and reporting any identified violation to Legal Services and Corporate Compliance Departments. Ensures immediate action is taken on any issues identified through a self-assessment or by Legal Services or Corporate Compliance; that policies are developed or revised as necessary; and that efforts are made to ensure a positive and compliant work environment for all employees.

Demonstrates leadership in the areas of:

  1. Human Resources
  2. Financial Management
  3. Planning
  4. Directing
  5. Continuous quality improvement
  6. Institutional support and representation
  7. Customer service

Directs the Assistant Director and the faculty leaders for Basic Science (in a traditional model, Years 1 and 2), Clinical (in a traditional model, Years 3 and 4) and Bridge Curriculum.

  1. Collaborates with Associate Directors, Core Faculty and Staff for integration and implementation of all teaching and evaluation essential functions of the medical education.
  2. Provides direction and leadership for the development and implementation of innovative curriculum design.
  3. Collaborates with faculty leaders to provide direction and leadership on scholarly activities including submission of grants, identification of faculty development needs, and curriculum oversight of courses and blocks.

Budget Management: Collaborates with Administrative Manager and Associate Dean for annual budget development and managing budget expenditures.

Staff: Works with Assistant Director to manage in identification of staffing needs, completes annual evaluations, manages personnel issues with Human Resources.

Establishes strategic goals by:

  1. Working with Academic Affairs leadership, gathers pertinent business, financial, service and operations information.
  2. Identifying and evaluating trends and new directions for medical education
  3. Defining objectives
  4. In collaboration with Evaluation and Assessment, evaluating outcomes.
  5. Writing policies and procedures.

Conducts and publishes research and scholarly products

  1. Collaborates with colleagues in research and publications
  2. Supervises and mentors students to design and conduct medical education research
  3. Collaborates with others to submit grant requests in medical education research
  4. Demonstrates leadership as a scholar and medical education researcher

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-7580. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

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