Monday, January 20, 2014

Director, Faculty Professional Development – Charles Drew University Of Medicine And Science – Los Angeles, CA

The Director of Faculty Professional Development will develop, implement, manage and evaluate a comprehensive faculty and professional development program across all three educational programs of the University. The Director will collaborate with faculty to ensure that each of the University’s education programs remain innovative and current, with respect to best teaching practices and the strategic use of technology in the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, the College of Science and Health, and the College of Medicine. The Director of Faculty Professional Development will work closely with all faculty and staff to develop a shared understanding of the mission and vision of health science education at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Required Qualifications

Required Education:

Regionally accredited Master’s degree in Education or related field required.

Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred

Required Experience:

3 – 5 years in a university setting with professional training and development responsibility.

Advanced knowledge of curriculum design, pedagogical and faculty development concepts, instructional technology, and of the literature on teaching and learning

Accreditation, assessment and curriculum development experience; familiarity with health sciences education environment; initiative to seek alternative approaches and solutions

Faculty development experience; curriculum development experience; presentation/publication experience;

Knowledge of governmental agency and accreditation body policies; grant writing skills;

Computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, data analysis software competency (e.g., Excel, Survey Monkey), presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, SMART technology);

Knowledge with e-learning/learning management systems (e.g., ANGEL , Blackboard), and student response systems;

Excellent communication and other interpersonal skills.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties

Create workshops, training sessions and individual counseling sessions for program directors, faculty, and staff to implement accreditation standards (i.e., WASC and program-specific professional accreditation standards for curriculum and teaching).

Assist in faculty development sessions to prepare faculty to engage in inter-professional education (e.g., via Simulation Center activities).

Seek, write and obtain foundation and other grant support for educational endeavors.

Create a master calendar of faculty and professional development events for the year, month and week. Ensure that the faculty professional website is current.

Remain current with national educational and professional society practices and standards.

Participate in and facilitate the University’s Faculty Professional Development Advisory Committee.

Design and update web-enhanced faculty training.

Develop electronic resources for faculty professional development.

Facilitate and deliver educational-technology presentations and workshops.

Develop, implement and evaluate faculty professional development curricula for new and existing faculty to assure that they have the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to be faculty at Charles R. Drew University.

Collect, analyze, monitor and report data related to the effectiveness of faculty professional development.

Implement and update administrative policy and procedures guides for faculty and professional development.

Manage faculty development administrative tasks including program development, implementation, and monitor service quality through data collection and participant feedback.

Assist with and facilitate new faculty orientation programs to ensure that faculty understand the professional development requirements.

Interact with continuing education officers to enable credit for faculty professional development activities, where appropriate.


The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating interrupted work, work on a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Work Environment

Special Requirements

Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

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