Faculty Development Education Coordinator position at Dalhousie

Posting Number : DPM09089
Posting Date : November 25, 2009
Closing Date : 4:30 pm, December 16, 2009
JOB CLASSIFICATION : Faculty Development Education Coordinator – Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) (.5 FTE) & Faculty Support Specialist / Solutions Researcher (.5 FTE), Adm-06 (*Provisional), Faculty of Medicine & Information Technology Services
DEPARTMENT : Division of Medical Education
LOCATION : Clinical Research Centre, 5849 University Avenue
SALARY RANGE : $50,285 – $68,033 per annum
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(This position has a provisional classification; the Job Evaluation unit will initiate a formal classification review in approximately six months.)

JOB SUMMARY: Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) is a partnership agreement with Dalhousie University, the New Brunswick government and the University of New Brunswick, to offer a Dalhousie MD program in New Brunswick. As a member of the DMNB staff and with a focus on Halifax site faculty, the Faculty Development Education Coordinator will administer and implement faculty development workshops and programs, develop teaching and workshop materials, evaluate and consult with faculty regarding teaching methodology, and develop new instructional and evaluation approaches and strategies. S/he will collaborate and develop partnerships with DMNB Faculty Development Coordinators, regional hospitals in New Brunswick, members of the Division of Medical Education, and various faculty, students and staff. Following assessment of needs and opportunities, the incumbent will develop, deliver and evaluate programs covering technical, instructional design and pedagogical aspects of teaching with the use of information management and technology including a variety of modalities such as the Internet and online delivery systems (Blackboard Learning System), video-conferencing and audio-conferencing. The position reports to the Director, Faculty Development for program issues and to the Associate Dean, DMNB for operational matters.

As a member of the Integrated Learning Online team within Information Technology Services (Academic Computing Services), and reporting to the Assistant Director (Teaching), the Faculty Support Specialist and Solutions Researcher works closely with the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Professions to build capacity and promote growth in the use of instructional technologies. The incumbent collaborates with other instructional designers to develop training and mentoring programs for faculty, including research, planning, promotion and implementation. S/he coaches and assists faculty in the evolution of existing training materials into current online programs, and may research emerging products, perform product demonstrations and participate in the implementation of pilot projects.

NOTE: Occasional travel will be required to teaching sites in New Brunswick.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Masters degree in education with a focus on educational technology, plus three to five years’ experience in education/teaching, educational technology, health education and distributed education in higher education and teaching (or an equivalent combination of related training and experience). Proven communication (oral and written), organizational and research skills required. Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles, program design and evaluation required, as well as training or experience in distance education modalities and other relevant information technologies.

Contact recruitmentandretention@dal.ca for a detailed job description.

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women. For more information, visit the Employment Equity web site at: www.employmentequity.dal.ca

URL for posting:  http://staffingservices.dal.ca/viewuserposting.php?positionid=1665

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