Job Opportunity: Assistant Director of Program Development and Assessment, MD-PhD Program, Yale University

Angela Zito
November 2, 2017

Yale’s MD-PhD Program is seeking a motivated professional to fill a newly designed educational support role. Reporting to the Director of Yale’s MD-PhD Program, the Assistant Director of Program Development and Assessment will provide expertise and support for the development and implementation of educational activities within the MD-PhD program and establish processes to evaluate their effectiveness and impact. This position will be responsible for developing ongoing mechanisms so that the work of our program is informed by data.

Essential Duties:

  • Work with the Director to conduct ongoing assessment of programs and services, analyze workshop activity, surveys, and other evidence of impact, and draw on such data for iterative improvement of MD-PhD services
  • Design and implement consultations, workshops, and other programming for MD-PhD students, informed by educational and programmatic needs.
  • Assist Director with management of mentoring programs, learning communities, and other cohort-building experiences centered in the MD-PhD program, collaborating with other program colleagues as appropriate.
  • Work with the Director on strategic planning and cultivating partnerships on campus to identify new needs and opportunities. Identify best practices and resources available beyond Yale
  • Provide faculty support for course design, instructional design, and assessment development and delivery for courses customized to enrich MD-PhD graduate training, as well as for courses to increase the pipeline of students entering MD-PhD training
  • Represent the MD-PhD program's work at briefings, campus visits, conferences, and other academic venues, and disseminate program innovations and outcomes in scholarly publications
  • Establish working relationships with faculty and staff of the GSAS and Medical School to advance specific training needs of MD-PhD students
  • Facilitate grant and other funding applications related to supporting the MD-PhD program and its individual students
  • Assist with design and creation of print and web-based resources that highlight MD-PhD training opportunities and outcomes
  • Maintain a deep and current understanding of educational research, particularly as it relates to teaching and learning in university classroom, laboratory and clinical environments, and as it relates to achieving educational equity.

Required Education and Experience

  • PhD or equivalent level degree and 2-5 years’ university research and/or teaching and/or faculty development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the academic environment.
  • Current knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on individual and collaborative projects.
  • Sensitivity to teaching and learning needs and inclusive teaching issues at a major research university.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with complex and overlapping schedules.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

Experience supporting faculty in a research institution. Evidence of participation in scholarship of teaching and learning. Tenure track university research/teaching experience. Faculty development program experience.

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