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The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten. AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students. AUC was recently acquired by DeVry Medical Inc.

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The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten. AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students. AUC was recently acquired by DeVry Medical Inc.
AUC is a subsidiary of DeVry, Inc. DeVry, Inc. is one of the largest degree-granting higher education institutions in North America. DeVry has been a Publicly-traded company since 1991 (NYSE: DV). The DeVry Board of Directors is chaired by Harold Shapiro, President Emeritus of Princeton University and Past President of the University of Michigan. Ross University’s sister institutions include DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, the Carrington Colleges (which focus on allied health professional education), DeVry Brazil, and Becker Professional Education. AUC is supported by administrative offices located in Miramar Florida and North Brunswick, New Jersey. Led by the President, Dr. Andrew Jeon and an eight-member Board of Trustees, the University is committed to creating an unusually high quality institution that gives impressive, driven students the opportunity to serve as physicians.
Reporting to the Dean of Medical Sciences, the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Faculty Development will be responsible for complimenting the success in USMLE-I scores to prepare our students to meet the patient care demands of their clinical clerkships, postgraduate years, and ultimately their clinical practices. Additional responsibilities are to lead and motivate faculty to achieve these goals using the most effective/innovative teaching techniques and educational technologies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead University’s initiatives to map the curriculum
- Provide recommendations for curricular innovation and improvement, and work collectively with faculty in the implementation of a shared vision. Design and further develop means and methods for obtaining relevant assessment feedback and outcome data from invested stakeholders and continuously use data to guide curricular enhancement.
- Develop a systematic and regular faculty development program that involves review and consideration of best practices in medical education that can be incorporated into instruction at AUC.
- Prepare AUC for the changes in the “new” USMLE-I that is due to be implemented August 2016.
- Promote clinical applications across Medical Science courses including integrative lectures, wider use of simulations and small group case-based discussions.
- Promote vertical integration across the entire 9.5 semester curriculum.
- Assist in development and implementation of university policy and oversight for accreditation.
- Serve as ex officio member of Curriculum Committee. Work with curriculum committee as a medical education resource. Provide leadership in the development of assessment tools which allow for more ongoing critical evaluation and review of the curriculum and teaching methodologies.
- Serve as ex officio member of the Admissions Committee. Work with committee to develop a data base of admission criteria and to correlate it with future success at AUC. Assess the value of wider use of interviews, and assess the value of the MERP, Medical Education Review Program, at AUC.
- Perform periodic evaluation of the curriculum and periodic evaluation of the teaching performance of the faculty by using both internal and external reviewers.
- Oversee the development of appropriate assessments of students’ performance, including the development of USMLE type questions that emphasize concepts.
- Serve on and chair university committees as appropriate.
- Provide reports to the Dean and Board on Medical Education, faculty development, IT/AV and Computer-Assisted educational progress and resources.
- Ideally, provide up to 10% commitment to teaching in the Medical Science curriculum.
- Serve as Acting Dean at the request of Dean of Medical Sciences as needed.

Qualifications:
- MD and/or Ph.D. in Medical Education or a closely related discipline.
- Several years of successful leadership experience, guiding faculty through curriculum development, review and evaluation preferably as a Department Chair and/or as an Assistant/Associate Dean of Medical Education.
- Expertise in curriculum development and curriculum mapping, assessment, faculty development, and policy development to enhance academic units.
- A collaborative leadership style together with assertiveness, flexibility, creativity, integrity, transparency, and humor.
- A skilled academic leader with the experience, courage, and energy to support rapid organizational change.
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity and demonstrated success in working with diverse communities.
- Familiarity with accreditation requirements and reporting.
- The capacity to develop and enhance mechanisms for student support, retention, and student evaluation.
Applications and Nominations: Review of applications, nominations and related inquiries of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. Nominations, applications and inquiries should be sent to www.aucmed.edu and click on “careers” search for St. Maarten opportunities
Or email Kathleen Narvaez, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition DeVry Medical International [email protected]
AUC is an equal opportunity employer