MEDD 421 Course Director

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for the position of MEDD 421 (Foundations of Medical Practice 3) Course Director in the MD Undergraduate Program. This is a 0.2 FTE (1 day per week) position shared between two individuals. The term of this position is until June 30, 2019 with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The MEDD 421 Course Director will report to the Associate Director, Curriculum, Years 1 and 2. The incumbent has province-wide leadership, integration, planning, and organizational responsibilities for MEDD 421. Typically, there will be two individuals sharing the Course Director role for the course. The Course Director works in close collaboration with the other MEDD 421 Course Director (when applicable), the MEDD 421 Site Directors at all sites, the MEDD 421 Clinical Skills Directors at all sites, and the MEDD 421 Family Practice Directors at all sites to ensure the goals and objectives of this course are met.

Applicants must hold a MD and/or PhD degree. The candidate should be a clinician and/or foundational scientists with a commitment to the development of medical education in British Columbia and has an open and flexible approach to course leadership within the MD Undergraduate Program. The ideal candidate will have experience in course leadership, administration, and will have experience teaching in a medical education program. He/she should also have experience leading a team, and with assessing and counseling leadership. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as proven administrative ability combined with outstanding communication skills.

Detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, MD Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine for those who wish to review it. Please enquire at the email address below.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:

Dr. Cheryl Holmes
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Email: joanne.read@ubc.ca
With subject line: MEDD 421 Course Director

Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.