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Period Director, Medical Education
Reference No. IRC45950
Job Title Period Director, Medical Education
Posting Date 25-Jan-2021
Department Office of Academic Affairs
Organization Name College of Medicine and Health Sciences
About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

Brief Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Medical Education, the Period Director for Medical Education – Periods 3 and 4 at Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) supports the Assistant Dean in scheduling and implementing courses and strands during the third and fourth years of the medical education program.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of all courses and strands within Periods 3 and 4 of the medical education program
  • Assist in the development of Period 3 and 4 calendars
  • Assist with the development and annual update of course syllabi; Ensure that syllabi comply with KU and CMHS policies
  • Monitor and ensure that courses in Periods 3 and 4 meet medical education program objectives
  • Coordinate course schedules with course directors and ensures availability of rooms and IT support
  • Ensure timely submission by course directors of grades and course evaluations
  • Coordinate meetings between student curriculum advisors and course directors
  • Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member on the CMHS Curriculum Committee
  • Assist in the review and approval of course exams to ensure consistency with course objectives and learning outcomes
  • Coordinate credentialing of medical students with the Office of Student Affairs and clinical sites
  • Provide information or prepare reports as and when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching, guidance, and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensures the achievement of established objectives and plans
  • Recommend appropriate training courses as per pre-determined training needs, evaluates their effectiveness, and monitors their results
  • Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommends necessary actions as per applied practices
  • Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly
  • Follow-up on employees’ administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves, and other administrative and related affairs
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • MD degree
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher
  • Prior leadership role in undergraduate medical education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Regional, national, or international recognition in medical education
  • Demonstrable accomplishments in teaching, research, healthcare delivery, and/or service at a level commensurate with Assistant Professor or above

Required Experience

  • Strong record reflecting excellence in medical education and administration
  • Prior experience working as a course director in an MD program
  • Proven management experience, requisite expertise in working collaboratively with faculty members and medical professionals, strong interpersonal skills, and a thorough understanding of university structure and culture are essential
  • Demonstrable ethical behavior, professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership, and management abilities that are sufficient to effectively direct and develop staff and students

Preferred Experience

  • Five (5) or more years of experience supervising curriculum design and development in an undergraduate medical education program
  • Familiarity or experience with an educational institution in the Middle East
How To Apply A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.
Period Director, Medical Education