Job ID: 103201

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Medical Education - Posting No. 1143

United Arab Emirates University

  • Feb. 5, 2018
  • Assistant/Associate/Professor of Medical Education - Posting No. 1143
  • Medical Education
  • United Arab Emirates University
    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Medicine - General

The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Medical Education Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments.

Background: the College of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University implements a six year undergraduate program. The program is divided into 3 two year blocks comprised of Premedical, Preclinical and Clinical programs. The duties of the post outlined below are not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to be flexible and cooperative in undertaking such managerial and administrative duties as needed in line with the changing educational requirements of the Department and College.

  • Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Education & Academic Affairs and Head of the Department of Medical Education to assist faculty to develop teaching and student assessment effectiveness by delivering faculty development programs
  • Liaising with Program Directors, Course Coordinators, faculty to develop an outcomes based medical education curriculum
  • Interpret the training requirements of each specialty, including the promotion and use of a clinical simulation and center
  • Provide input and recommendations to the Dean, Vice Dean, Program Directors and University on issues relating to existing and proposed new medical education and training activities
  • Responsible for special projects as delegated by the Vice Dean regarding Postgraduate education and training
  • Provide support and advice to the Dean/Vice Dean in matters pertaining to the accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs
  • Develop policies and procedures for effective management of the curriculum
  • Supervise delivery of medical education curriculum in collaboration with Program Directors by ensuring the availability of optimal learning resources (library, teaching laboratories, clinical skills training and simulation, media resources, electronic teaching resources, IT support)
  • Contributing to the evaluation of faculty teaching
  • Contribute to development and coordination of learning in the clinical skills and simulation center as an effective educational tool for integrated clinical and communication skills.
  • Contribute to development and promotion of the integration of clinical skills and simulation based curriculum activities with placement based learning experiences
  • To work with clinical specialists to ensure the smooth delivery of clinical skills center based examinations (OSCEs)
  • Develop annual budget for Medical Education
  • Develop annual report on Medical Education activities
  • Must hold a professional medical (or equivalent degree) and a higher professional certificate such as Membership or Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa or the Certificate of the relevant American Board.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a medical educator and leader in an approved medical school. * Clinical specialist experience * Experience of Problem Based and/or Team Based Learning * The successful candidate will be an innovator and willing to work with a team. * Experience of involvement in research * A publication record to ensure that may be appointed at the appropriate rank. * Knowledge and experience of leading /implementing developments in medical education * Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills * Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team * Ability to take initiative, problem solve, identify priorities * Commitment and enthusiasm for provision of quality innovative medical education * Enthusiasm for quality teaching, learning and assessment * Enthusiasm for own life-long learning and keeping abreast of changes and innovations in medical education * Proactive and forward planning to assure delivery of College Missions.

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) was founded in 1986 with the mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the UAE population by delivering cutting edge undergraduate and graduate medical education, advanced research and clinical services that meet the best international standards" and is recognized by the UK General Medical Council. English is the language of instruction. The CMHS is housed in a purpose building, a well-equipped and state-of-the-art facility in the oasis city of Al Ain, adjacent to the Hajar Mountains and Oman. Abu Dhabi City (160 km) and Dubai City (140 km) are connected to Al Ain by modern motorways.

The UAE is an open and tolerant society and one of the most attractive places to live and work in the Middle East. Faculty receive competitive salaries and allowances, generous leave, free housing with support for furniture, annual airfares, educational assistance for up to three children, and support for attendance of international conferences.

  • The College of Medicine & Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and will not therefore discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or any other factor made unlawful by applicable laws and regulations. CMHS is committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Contact Information

  • Department of Medical Education
    Medical Education
    United Arab Emirates University
    Tawam Medical Campus
    College of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi 17666
    United Arab Emirates

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