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The AMEE Faculty Development Committee is looking for a doctoral or postdoctoral student in the field of health professions education and with an interest in Faculty Development to join the committee as an intern.

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The AMEE Faculty Development Committee was established in 2017 to serve those in the AMEE community with an interest in this field. The Committee’s work is informed by the following mandate:

To advance best practices and excellence in the development of health professional academic faculty across the globe
To provide advice to the AMEE Executive Committee and AMEE staff on the area of faculty and health professional educator development
To promote scholarly work in faculty and health professional educator development to and among the membership of AMEE
To oversee the selection of sites and appointment of conference organising committees for biennial International Conferences on Faculty Development in the Health Professions into the future
To develop and deliver a symposium on a current topic in faculty and health professional educator development at each AMEE conference that is not associated with an International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions
To consider and develop other global and regional activities to support and advance faculty and health professional educator development
To keep AMEE members informed about current issues and events in faculty and health professional educator development through MedEdWorld and MedEdPublish.

Currently the Committee comprises academics who have specific expertise in faculty development in health professions education (HPE) and/or a particular interest in the field (see: https://amee.org/amee-committees/faculty-development for a complete list of members).

As the work of the Committee has continued to grow, we have identified a need to further diversify the group, by offering an internship to an aspiring early career educator/researcher in the field of faculty development in HPE. The purpose of the internship would be two-fold. On the one hand, it will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to extend their academic network through an informal mentorship with Committee members; it will also expose them to a range of activities relating to faculty development initiatives on an international platform. We believe that this engagement will foster the building of relationships and networks with senior scholars in the field that ought to be of value for the intern in their academic careers.

On the other hand, it is envisaged that the intern would provide input to the Committee on issues that would be relevant for early career educators/researchers and would contribute to Committee activities. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the field of technology and the use of social media.

The expected commitment in terms of time and capacity can be discussed during the shortlisting process, but at a minimum the successful candidate would be expected to attend 6 virtual meetings per year and contribute to at least one Committee activity (e.g., social media engagement, conference planning, and so forth). The duration of the Internship would be two years.

Criteria that will be considered during the shortlisting process:
Currently undertaking doctoral or postdoctoral studies that have relevance for the field of faculty development
Evidence of scholarship in the field of faculty development
Potential of candidate to further enhance the geographical diversity within the Committee

This call invites interested candidates, who meet these criteria and who will have capacity to engage with this work for the next two years, to submit their CV and a 500-word letter of motivation to [email protected] by January 10th, 2021. Kindly note that there is no remuneration for this position.
All AMEE FacDev Committee work is voluntary.