The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is seeking a Vice Chair for Education. The position will hold a rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will encompass service to the University in areas of patient care, teaching, and research, and committee work appropriate to their professional training and capabilities and their career goals. Faculty members are expected to supervise fellows and mid-level providers assigned to the clinical practice location.
The Vice Chair for Education will report to the Chair and have general oversight and executive managerial responsibility for all of the department’s diverse educational programs including:
Undergraduate medical education programs - medical student clerkship, advanced practice provider training programs, medical student electives, medical student advising program for those applying to OB/GYN residencies
OB/GYN Residency Program
All ACGME-accredited and non-ACGME-accredited fellowship programs
The Vice Chair for Education will assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports educational programs. Specifically, this will include:
Ensure the quality of all educational programs and their compliance with regulatory requirements; seek opportunities to combine administrative support resources across these programs in order to improve quality and reduce costs; manage the governing policies and procedures of these programs; and be the chief departmental advocate for investment and improvement in existing educational programs
Develop and redesign existing training programs, including:
Developing new fellowship programs (e.g. Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS), Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG), Gynecologic Oncology)
Convene and lead the Executive Education Committee meetings and other educational meetings as needed to ensure the best possible integration and communication across individual program lines
Advise the Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment and infrastructure support for programs.
Find ways in which the quality of the educational programs can be improved while, at the same time, lowering their costs to the department via creative consolidative/integrative efforts
Liaise with the university and other departmental and institutional educational and administrative leaders, in support of educational programs and initiatives, both within Emory and with other OB/GYN programs nationally
Maintain and enhance systems for reporting trainee and faculty performance and educational program evaluation data for the purposes of assessment, improvement and planning
Oversee educational mentoring within the department
Provide support and mentoring to faculty who have a specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators.
Mentor faculty with defined deficiencies in education, e.g., based on evaluation.
Develop and implement a department-wide mentoring program, with the focus on senior faculty members mentoring junior faculty members.
Assign mentoring pairings as appropriate.
Provide access to mentoring material.
Oversee faculty development for medical education.
Create faculty development seminars and workshops, including teaching faculty members how to teach, how to effectively evaluate students, residents and fellows, and how to give appropriate feedback
Participate in and facilitate faculty recruitment
Orient new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching
Review and monitor educational contributions of individual faculty members as required ensuring fulfillment of departmental educational mandate
Ensure that faculty members are aware of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership and expertise
Encourage faculty members to contribute to the residency and fellowship educational programs, as well as those of the medical school
Advise the Chair regarding potential candidates for educational leadership positions in the department
Encourage all faculty members to maintain an on-going portfolio of educational contributions for promotion and tenure purposes.
Foster and develop medical education research
Identify and design creative, innovative activities that will enhance the educational experience of the members of the department aligned with the department guidelines
Partner with department leadership to manage educational program budgets
Qualified candidates must have a terminal degree (MD or DO), successfully completed a 4-year ACGME-accredited obstetrics and gynecology residency program and be Board Eligible or Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Licensure by the Georgia Composite Medical Board will be required prior to commencement of employment.
Must be a faculty member in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at 1.0 FTE or above at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. A more senior rank (Associate Professor or Professor) is preferred. Must demonstrate interest, commitment and leadership in education with excellent communication skills. Must be willing to function at a high managerial level in a complex health care organization. Experience with clinical operations is preferred. Must have experience in an educational leadership position (i.e. clerkship, residency, fellowship director).
Review of candidates will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, submit CV, cover letter, and the names of three references.
For more than 75 years, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics has provided excellence in health care services, research, and education for a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse population from adolescence through menopause. Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics is part of Emory University’s School of Medicine, a globally recognized leader in health care innovation, and the Emory Clinic and Emory Healthcare, a comprehensive health system that includes hospitals, offices, and research facilities.
As part of a university-based health care system, our department has access to state-of-the-art resources and tools. Our physicians and researchers are engaged in translating the latest research and advances into effective practice. This rapidly growing department seeks innovative solutions for addressing health disparities and ensuring health equity for all women.
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, together with Emory University School of Medicine, is fully committed to the shared values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging for every member of our community. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best scholarship, teaching, and research.
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