Director, Medical Education

Title Director, Medical Education
Department Name Medical Education
Supervisor Sr Associate Dean, Medical Education
Exempt Full-Time

Special Requirements and Conditions


Items Used

Computer, typical office equipment


The School of Medicine at California University of Science and Medicine is a recently established medical school with preliminary LCME accreditation. The School invites applications for an open position for Director of Medical Education.

Essential Function

Director, Medical Education

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.

  • Coordination of curricular elements across all four years of the MD program that includes curriculum design, management, and innovation.
  • Coordinate activities within the Medial Education department regarding the educational objectives and outcomes of the educational program leading to the MD degree.
  • Working with associate deans for medical education to develop the clerkship and pre-clerkship curricula
  • Supporting committees within the MD program
  • Coordinating student activities within the pre-clinical curriculum including summer electives and medical education research
  • Coordinating and contributing to medical education research
  • Coordinate with course directors, faculty and relevant associate deans to deliver the MD curriculum evaluate modifications to the curriculum
  • Evaluate and improve the curriculum in terms of needs assessment, instructional content and methods, student assessment, and course evaluation as these processes relate to horizontal and vertical integration and educational principles such as independent and self-directed learning, student-centeredness, and active learning
  • In conjunction with the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, provide supervision of operations of the Department of Medical Education as the activities relate to the curriculum of the School of Medicine.
  • Provide support for the overall undergraduate medical education curriculum.
  • Provide mentoring, training and support for other faculty, to improve instruction across the curriculum.
  • Develop and apply effective mechanisms for course and curriculum improvement
  • Collaborate with other members of the Department of Medical Education to create and implement a culture of innovation, inclusion, well-being, and commitment to learning excellence.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Medical Education or Health Professions Education.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration and interdisciplinary work in a medical education environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  • Documentation of relevant scholarly and research activity
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Experience in organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling education activities. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment; moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as current trends in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration.
  • Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.

To apply for an open position, please download and complete CUSM Employment Application. Please type in your signature and email your completed application to with your cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.