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Director of UB Medical Education & Education Research Institute (UB MERI)
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2018
Title Director of UB Medical Education & Education Research Institute (UB MERI)
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Medicine - General

Position Summary
The University of Buffalo is excited to announce an opportunity for an educational leader to direct and design a new Institute devoted to developing, supporting, and recognizing the accomplishments of medical educators at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (

The new seven story medical school facility anchors Buffalo’s burgeoning interconnected Academic Medical Center (AMC) that includes the Clinical and Translational Research Center (new facility opened 2012), the new free standing Oshei Children’s Hospital (11/2017), Buffalo General Medical Center, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Conventus, the site of the UBMD faculty practice plan (opened 4/ 2017). The Director/Associate Dean will be part of the exciting transformation of medical education in Western New York and the resurgence and renewal of Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has a rich tradition in medical education that includes launching careers of the late George Miller, M.D., Hilliard Jason, MD, PhD., and the late Dr. Richard T. Sarkin. The school is poised to build on those roots with the opening of its new state of the art building that boasts numerous flexible, active learning spaces accommodating large and small group teaching, advanced technology for both high and low fidelity simulation in the Ralph J. Behling Simulation Center, 21 fully equipped operating suites for surgical skills education, and digitization of anatomical specimens for advanced teaching in structural biology.

The successful candidate can take advantage of a rich array of existing resources and expertise at the University of Buffalo including the Graduate School of Education(, the Center for Educational Innovation( , State University of New York online Tools for Engagement Project (, and the UB-Royal College of Physicians Clinical Educator Program (

Four Core Pillars form the foundation for the UB Medical Education and Education Research Institute:

  • Medical Educator Skill Development
  • Scholarship in medical education
  • Recognition and Career Advancement
  • Peer Support

The Director will have the opportunity to maintain skills in clinical practice as well as teaching and research.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required. Candidates should be well versed in adult learning principles and pedagogy, curricular design, assessment, and be familiar with teaching methods utilized in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Preferred Qualifications
A terminal degree of MD, Ed.D, or PhD is preferred. Medical or health professions educators with extensive experience are also encouraged to submit letters of interest.

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus Downtown Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Is a background check required for this posting? No
Background Check Notification
Contact Information
Contact’s Name Dr. Roseanne C. Berger
Contact’s Title Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-829-2012

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