IU School of Medicine is seeking a director for the Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program. Interested faculty members should be interested in the design and implementation of innovative educational programming and in the academic development and mentoring of students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The director:
- Recruits and develops members of the IU School of Medicine community to fulfill teaching roles in the MSMS program.
- Leads two full-time staff members to create a positive environment to support students through academic and personal challenges.
- Works with various offices and committees across IU School of Medicine and IU Indianapolis to identify factors that predict success or challenges to prospective and current students.
This position represents a unique opportunity for a colleague who envisions education and service as their areas of excellence.
About the program
The MSMS program is a post-baccalaureate program designed to enhance foundational medical science knowledge and learning skills for students who are seeking eventual admission to the MD degree program. The director has administrative oversight of the program and responsibility for the design and evaluation of the educational program, the selection of students, and mentoring, counseling, and monitoring the academic progress of enrolled students. The program is designed to help students be successful in the pursuit of additional education at the graduate or professional level.
Qualifications for MSMS program director
The individual selected for this position must have excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and administrative skills and have a keen interest in teaching and student development. The individual must also use critical thinking, active listening, judgment, decision-making and complex problem-solving skills in this role. The position also requires the ability to coordinate the work and activities of others, develop and build a team, organize, plan and prioritize, and lead others. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources is necessary. The individual must also follow guidelines for handling sensitive information and have familiarity with FERPA and other federal requirements around student information.
Preferred credential: MD degree; other faculty members with terminal degrees will be considered.
Preferred experience: Three years of related experience with an academic program or teaching.
This is a part-time position (FTE 0.4) and is available as soon as possible. The position reports to the associate dean for Health Professions and Pre-Doctoral Programs.
Interested candidates should email their CV to Marti Reeser, EdD, no later than Friday, December 22, 2023.