Head - Division of Medical Education

Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-04-17


The Faculty of Medicine in Dalhousie University is recruiting a proven leader for its Division of Medical Education. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and accomplished individual with demonstrated leadership, vision and academic credibility to lead the Faculty of Medicine in the area of medical education research and development. As the medical school of the Maritimes, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine delivers its programs in 3 provinces with its faculty supported by 2 campuses providing programs across the continuum of medical education from preclinical to full practice.

Founded in 1995, the Division of Medical Education provides education expertise to the Faculty's educational programs and conducts educational research and development across the continuum of medical education, and provides a broad range of faculty-wide professional development activities. The Division houses programs in communication skills, humanities and medical informatics that span the continuum of medical education for teachers, learners, practicing physicians, medical students, clerks and residents. The Division also leads the Faculty's Learning Resource Center which has well established programs in simulation and assessment provided across the continuum of medical education.

The Head will provide strategic and visionary leadership to ensure the Division provides the educational expertise and resources required by the Faculty's undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs. By providing academic leadership and management of the Division's programs, the Head will enable medical education research and development that is aligned with the Division's guiding principles. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, Education, the Head will undertake this mandate by working in close collaboration with the Faculty's Education Council, department heads, and other senior leaders.

Applicants will hold a PhD in Education or MD with Masters in Medical Education, or equivalent degree, and will have extensive experience in medical education, a record of scholarship in medical education, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven leadership skills. The appointment as Head is for a five-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second five-year term.

Halifax is a growing city of 360,000 teeming with exceptional educational, cultural and recreational opportunities and facilities. Its impressive array of entertainment, attractions, and dining experiences make Halifax, Nova Scotia a perfect place to work and live. Among Nova Scotia's 188 communities, you can explore charming seaside towns, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses. Imagine the vivacity of city living, the charms of small town life and the pristine beauty of nature - all in one place!

Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, applications must include a curriculum vitae and a summary statement of clinical, teaching and research interests. Applicants must also arrange to have three (3) letters of reference (two of which must be academic) sent under separate cover. Applications and letters of reference are due no later than Friday, May 24, 2013 and should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. John Steeves, Chair
Search Committee, Division of Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office
5849 University Avenue, Room C-205
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2


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