Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Reporting to the Executive Associate Dean (EAD) for Medical Education, the Senior Associate Dean for Education Transformation and Innovation will be charged with accelerating medical education for all of our degree programs and learners and advancing innovation and transformation within and across the medical education continuum. The incumbent will lead the development and execution of a multi-year transformation and innovation action plan designed to facilitate the implementation of the newly developed medical education strategic vision and framework.
The role requires a deep understanding of medical education curricula, methods of educational delivery and assessment, knowledge of educational technology resources and infrastructure, as well as transformation and organizational change management principles required to shape and lead key efforts. This role will serve as a trusted subject matter expert for the SOM and must have a proven ability to demonstrate highly effective collaboration and teambuilding/teamwork across a variety of consistencies. One of the early areas of responsibility for this role will be launching the new functional structure that has been proposed for the Medical Education Office. Under the new proposed structure cross-cutting medical education functions will be centralized into four medical education cores: (1) Student Success, (2) Instructional Design and Educational Technology, (3) Innovation and Transformation, and (4) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The incumbent must also demonstrate proven experience in developing and executing educational programs within complex medical school settings inclusive of multiple health care delivery systems.
In conjunction with the Dean, the EAD for Medical Education, and others, this position will develop and direct key programming and infrastructure requirements for execution of the medical education strategic framework, including concepts of innovative and intentional design into the creation of interprofessional learning opportunities, simulation infrastructure, educational space considerations, technology design, design-thinking principles, creativity, and others. The Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Transformation and Innovation will also take an active role partnering with Faculty Affairs and others to articulate the skills, competencies, and experience types required from our faculty educators to support the major initiatives and innovative curriculum.
Incumbent will continuously question the status quo and stimulate new creative designs, processes, systems, and structures to accelerate the adoption of innovation throughout the education mission and continually refresh and develop new elements of the transformation plan to support the evolving mission of medical education eminence.
This highly visible role will partner closely with both academic and non-academic leaders, internal SOM leaders such as others on the Medical Education Leadership Team and Dean's Office Leaders (EADs, Strategy, Operations, Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, FAALI - Faculty Academic Advancement Leadership and Inclusion), as well as with other key leaders and areas of the institution, including WHSC units, the University, and our partner organizations (healthcare and non-healthcare) to effectively execute on the plan.
The Senior Associate Dean for Education Transformation and Innovation will be a result-driven leader with a demonstrated ability to propose and encourage new ideas, can inspire action, and will be held accountable for implementation/idea execution and driving results. The incumbent will have a passion for both innovation and education, and will have an innate curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and one who is energized by the new and unknown. A proven change agent with strategic acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset who can add new skills and perspectives to Emory and the SOM Leadership Team.
- MD (or other terminal degree) with administrative experience
- Demonstrated experience as an administrative leader at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor
- Proven experience with accreditation processes
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Outstanding leadership, communication, and interprofessional skills
- Experience with strategic planning implementation and new program development
- Experience with modes of delivery appropriate for health professions education, as well as innovative modes of delivery such as design thinking
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