: Curriculum Specialist, School of Dental Medicine
: The School of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with the Neag School of Education, is seeking an education specialist for the position of Director of Curriculum Advancement in the School of Dental Medicine. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the two Schools with primary appointment in the School of Dental Medicine. Time and effort allocation will be equal between the two school (50/50), providing a robust and diverse educational opportunity for the successful candidate.
: In- Residence faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. School of Dental Medicine guidelines allow consideration of conversion in appointment to tenure track at a later time.
Goals and Objectives
: The position will be closely coordinated between the two schools to optimally balance curriculum development and educational research opportunities.
In the School of Dental Medicine on the UCHC campus in Farmington, the primary responsibility will be to provide expertise and leadership in the ongoing revision and improvement of the School’s curricula for DMD students and advanced education trainees. The individual should have expertise in adult learning and in alternative instruction methods including non-traditional classroom instruction, online learning, and hybrid or other emerging learning strategies. The Director will assist faculty in the improvement of instructional strategies through observation and feedback on teaching, one-on-one mentoring, workshops and other approaches. The Director will instill a climate within the School centered around educational experimentation, outcomes measurement and critical assessment. The Director will be expected to assist the Associate Dean for Education in overall curriculum management, in assessing educational outcomes and in making recommendations to course and other curriculum committees toward curriculum improvement. It is anticipated that the Director will chair several of the School’s curriculum committees as the individual’s knowledge of the School and its teaching programs matures. The Direct will be expected to formulate a research strategy wherein advances and innovation in teaching and learning may be published and reported nationally.
In the Neag School of Education on the main campus in Storrs, up to 50% of the individual’s time and effort may be devoted to teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels and/or in research in educational methodology.
: Special consideration will be given to candidates who have:
- PhD in Education with emphasis in curriculum development and/or adult learning and alternative methods of instruction
- The ability to lead program development across a domain that includes students, senior faculty and administrators
- Strong communication and public speaking skills
- A collaborative, outgoing nature that will instill interest and encourage participation.
Commensurate with experience
- Experience in curriculum development or management
- Experience and funding in educational research
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