Chair, Department of Clinical Medical Sciences

Location AN-Sint Maarten
Job ID
2020-116162
Institution
American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
Department
Clinical
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Global - Salaried

Opportunity at a Glance

 

The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences on its Medical Sciences Campus, located on Sint Maarten; a 37-square-mile Caribbean island located approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. Sint Maarten is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It shares the island with St. Martin, a collectivity of France, and as a result, boasts a vibrant blend of cultures. Though English is spoken everywhere and the US dollar is the accepted currency in Sint Maarten, the diversity of cultures, cuisines, and nationalities (estimated at over 100) on the island make for an exciting environment for living and learning.

 

AUC is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The mission of AUC School of Medicine is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. More than 7000+ graduating physicians from 73 countries form our robust alumni network. The AUC School of Medicine Medical Doctor degree is a four-year program. The overall curriculum is comprised of 10 semesters: 5 semesters of Medical Sciences taught at the Medical Sciences Campus on Sint Maarten or on the campus of University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England, and 5 semesters of Clinical Sciences taught at US or United Kingdom hospitals affiliated with the university. Faculty members in St. Maarten are organized into two departments: Clinical Medical Sciences (CMS) and Basic Medical Sciences (BMS). Faculty members with clinical degrees are members of the CMS Department. The CMS Department includes a multidisciplinary faculty, including faculty members from the disciplines of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Surgical Oncology.

 

The Medical Sciences academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education. The Sint Maarten campus is well-equipped and technologically advanced, including a fully equipped anatomy lab with both cadaveric and Sectra table dissection, an expansive simulation center, 5 large auditorium-sized classrooms, an applied research laboratory, and other learning tools geared toward integrating medical school classroom study with practical applications of medicine.

 

Position Description:

The Chair of Clinical Medical Sciences will lead the CMS Department and ensure high-quality clinical education and academic achievement, as demonstrated in medical student outcomes, faculty engagement, and scholarly productivity. The Chair will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring faculty, nurturing student professional development, and fostering inclusion and interprofessionalism. In partnership with administrative leaders, the Chair will set the vision for the CMS Department. The Chair reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Sciences on the St. Maarten Campus.

Responsibilities

• Supervision, mentoring and professional development, recruitment, retention, and evaluation of CMS faculty
• Participating in Adtalem performance management and annual evaluation processes for CMS faculty
• Administering faculty policies consistently and fairly in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and Faculty Appointment and Promotions policies
• Advocating for CMS faculty and encouraging their engagement in AUC processes aimed at enhancing student outcomes
• Providing leadership over the clinical skills and clinical medicine educational program, including didactic lecture-based teaching, active learning delivered in small group clinical case based sessions, high-fidelity medical simulation, clinical skills laboratories, and other team-based learning/formative assessment activities.
• Collaborating with relevant Deans, the Curriculum Committee and other key stakeholders to facilitate curriculum development, improvement and innovation in alignment with the goals of the overall curriculum as determined by the Curriculum Committee.
• Working with the Chair of BMS, associate deans, the Chief Academic Officer, and Provost to ensure that the curriculum is integrated and effective.
• Preparing a departmental budget and ensuring that expenses remain within budget.
• Providing recommendations and justifications for capital expenditures related to the department.
• Providing information to administration regarding faculty costs, scheduling efficiencies and other operational variables.
• Assisting in the St. Maarten campus development and operations with the assistance from other key stakeholders and campus leaders.
• Participating in and supporting standing committees, academic and operational projects and initiatives, working teams and task forces, as determined/appointed by the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Sciences.
• Dedicating approximately 60% time to administrative activities/University service and 40% to teaching clinical medicine and clinical skills.
• Completes other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• MD, MBBS with residency training in one of the medical specialties and recent practice experience, preferably in North America
• Board Certified/Board Eligible in an ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) specialty (or equivalent such as the Royal College of Physicians (UK), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada).
• Active medical license to practice preferred.
• Willingness to reside in Sint Maarten
• Minimum of five years’ experience teaching clinical skills courses in the medical school environment
• Minimum of five years of management and administration experience, to include course directorships and institutional committee memberships
• Experience in academic administration or equivalent experience at a North American or United Kingdom medical school
• Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills in the area of academic programs
• Familiarity with developing and delivering medical school curriculum materials and clinical skills training using a variety of teaching and learning methods
• Prior teaching experience as a full time faculty member at a North American or United Kingdom medical school
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English
• Strong organizational skills; creative problem-solving; nimble collaborative and team management skills; excellent interpersonal intelligence; and the highest degree of personal and professional integrity.

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We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

Who We Are

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an international medical school preparing physicians for careers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. We believe that today’s complex healthcare landscape requires a different type of doctor, one who is globally minded and capable of working as part of a cohesive team to deliver empathetic, extraordinary care to diverse patient populations. AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum with two years of medical sciences taught at our St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. AUC is proud to have more than 7,000 alumni eligible for licensure in all 50 states and practicing medicine as chief residents, department chairs, program directors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and community advocates.

AUC’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians whose service to their communities and patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. Learn more about AUC, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.aucmed.edu.

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