Director of Assessment (Clinical or Academic)
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Institute of Clinical Sciences
School of Medicine
Salary: £53,175 - £65,362 pa Grade 9 (Teaching & Scholarship). For Clinical staff - salary negotiable, commensurate with NHS salary
Applications are invited from Consultants/Clinical Academics or Academics who have a particular interest in Medical Education and the development of Tomorrows Doctors, for this exciting role in the School of Medicine. Your expertise and understanding in relation to the development of undergraduate curricula and relevant assessment techniques will be used to support the Dean and Director of Studies in overseeing and co-ordinating all teaching
throughout the MBChB curriculum. You will be a vital part of the Senior Management Team in the undergraduate School of Medicine, responsible for leading all aspects of assessment for the current MBChB curriculum. You will take a lead role in the development of the new MBChB curriculum, incorporating the General Medical Council’s planned changes in
undergraduate medical assessment.
The post will provide academic leadership to assessment across the five years of the MBChB course. Assessment within the programme includes: written assessments, clinical assessments (OSCE and LOCAS), workplace based assessments, research projects and reflective assignments. The programme of assessment includes many formative assessments to support student learning and provides feedback for students on all assessments.
You will manage and co-ordinate a clinical and academic assessment team who are based in the School of Medicine, as well as liaising with NHS Trust partners, external assessors and boards of examiners.
As the Head of the Assessment Team, you will lead by example and participate generally in the roles required of all academic/clinical staff within the educational team of the School, such as participating as an admissions interviewer or examiner, acting as an academic advisor and undergraduate research supervisor and representing the School at University and national meetings, as required. In so doing, you will represent the best interest of
students, the School and the University.
You will bring knowledge and experience of a clinical or educational field (ideally medical education), understanding and experience of the application of a variety of teaching methods and settings and the design and application of assessment and innovation in education, together with prior expertise in leading others to deliver effective education and inspire engagement in education-related work.
You will be expected to have relevant experience in working in medical education or a related field and a PhD in a relevant discipline (or equivalent). You will have opportunities to participate in pedagogic research projects relating to assessment in medical education, in line with the strategic research interests of the school.
The role is expected to require 1FTE of time. However, it is expected that clinical academics would retain up to 2 sessions of clinical practice (expectation that approximately 0.2 FTE, or 2 PA, would be spent on clinical commitments). There are varying teaching days and times for each year group, and peaks and troughs related to other areas of work e.g. meetings,
admissions and examinations. Flexible planning of your time within the School would be expected to ensure support is readily available at these key times, especially around the key assessment cycles of the programme. Allowing for this, you would be expected to spend the majority of your time within the School, to ensure that you are available for queries and meeting, and to contribute generally to the School team.
Closing Date: 25 February 2019
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