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Assistant Dean, Faculty Development

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Work type: Part-time
Location: TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Categories: Managerial / Administration

Position Details
The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development will be responsible for working with faculty in the School of Medicine to become more effective teachers and scholars and to support their efforts toward academic advancement. Candidate will collaborate with leadership of the School of Medicine to assist faculty in developing the tools needed to succeed as educators and advance their career as educational scholars. The Assistant Dean will also collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development to develop and implement programs to promote teaching and educational scholarship, faculty advancement, faculty well-being, faculty mentorship, leadership development, and assessment of faculty needs. Candidates will also assist the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the development and implementation of a cohesive program for faculty orientation and faculty and leadership evaluation.
The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development will work closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development and members of the staff to develop a comprehensive physician-as-educator program and to promote best practices in teaching and learning in medical education and professional development.
The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development is responsible for seeking grant and other external support for programs; is encouraged to publish research in appropriate academic publications; and has administrative authority for all resources allocated to the area of Faculty Development. The Director will serve as a liaison to relevant groups at the AAMC and LCME to facilitate the implementation of current best practices and maintenance of accreditation in areas related to faculty and faculty development.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience in the design, delivery, and evaluation of educational initiatives, including courses, programs, workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consultation needed to develop faculty as educational teachers and leaders in academic medicine.
This is a part-time non-tenure track educational faculty position for an experienced adult educator with degree credentials appropriate for teaching faculty, including clinical teaching faculty in Medical Education. The Director for Faculty Development is responsible for developing and training clinical faculty members in various aspects of clinical teaching and assessment.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:
• Design, implement, and deliver faculty development programs across the medical school, with a specific focus on the development of clinical teaching faculty.
• In collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty affairs and Development, plan and institute faculty development programs for both junior and senior faculty.
• Conduct needs assessment of faculty on an on-going basis to identify longitudinal faculty development strategic priorities.
• Establish and monitor communities of practice related to the medical education missions of the School of Medicine.
• Create a college mentoring program and collaborate with department chairs to identify mentoring resources for departments.
• Work with department chairs and assistant and associate deans to identify resources for enhancing faculty development programming.
• Other duties and activities may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
• PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, EdD or equivalent
• 5 years of experience as a full-time faculty member in a US medical school
• Record of accomplishment in academic administration and building novel programmatic initiatives
• Must qualify for rank of Assistant Professor or higher with the School of Medicine.
Preferred Education and Experience:
• Experience in the area of faculty development and strategic planning for faculty success.
• Experience in the development of faculty development related to clinical teaching.
• A record of achievement in teaching, mentorship, and administration in academic medicine with a leadership style that promotes diversity and inclusion.

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth’s M.D. school, opened with a class of 60 students in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC joined together in July 2015 to form this new allopathic medical school. The School of Medicine’s focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of Empathetic ScholarsTM uniquely positions the organization to radically transform medical education, improving care for future generations.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

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