This position supports the curriculum team and bicampus faculty across the four years of the MD program. In the fall of 2022, the University of Minnesota Medical School will launch a shared, systems-based bicampus curriculum that will be integrated across three phases (Foundational, Immersion, and Transition). The curriculum will be backward designed using evidence-based methodology and, when completed, will provide the opportunity for competency-based, time-variable advancement for each student.
This is a temporary position expected to be funded through June 2023 with the possibility of renewal following that time.
The specialist will:
Provide support and training to faculty in the development of educational materials that enhance the teaching and learning experience, incorporating evidence-based pedagogical principles.
Assist in developing course goals, learning objectives, and aligned assessment strategies.
Support faculty in the design and delivery of active learning sessions (e.g., case-based teaching, flipped classroom exercises, self-directed learning, etc.) for both in-person and online learning.
Collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders including course faculty and staff, the Assessment/Evaluation team, the Curriculum team, and students to design and implement evidence-based curriculum.
Research and evaluate novel instructional approaches and emerging technologies for possible medical school use.
Create media to support learning (e.g., visual aids for in-person teaching, and various multimedia materials for e-learning and online material).
Provide ongoing support to Medical School faculty in adapting teaching goals into SMART learning objectives that align with the Medical School Core Competencies for Graduation.
Consult with and support faculty who are identifying and developing integrated content across all four years of Medical School.
Coordinate the design of interactive content/experiences with case-authoring tools (e.g., Captivate, Articulate).
Other duties as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience. Alternatively, an associate’s degree with at least 4 years experience, or a combination of education and experience of 6 years.
Experience designing and/or conducting sessions on learner-centered instructional methods.
Effective customer service, communication, problem solving, critical thinking and negotiation skills.
Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively in a complex interdisciplinary setting.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience should include at least two years working in education (work in a medical school or other higher education setting a plus).
Experience with synchronous and asynchronous educational modalities, creation of multimedia educational presentations, faculty development, assessment design, media formats, mobile technologies, and active learning.
Internal Number: 341287
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