The Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) is seeking a qualified and motivated individual for the position of Director of Assessment. The successful candidate will have responsibilities in the areas of testing, faculty development, research and teaching.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to direct and manage student assessment, evaluation, curriculum, and faculty development across the campus.
-Provide consulting to faculty and staff on testing, cut-score setting, student assessment design and question development, and data management.
-Lead curricular assessment and testing policy revisions.
-Assess student performance on internal and external examinations and develop strategies to improve performance.
-Counsel and advise students on examination issues.
-Enforce and implement examination policies across multiple sites, in conjunction with current staff and other University departments, as well as other Universities.
-Monitor the collection and mapping of curriculum and testing performance data, and distribute and interpret the data to administration, faculty and staff.
-Conduct research and training in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
-Provide workshops and instruction in study skills, testing strategies, and medical school success.
This person will be expected to present some didactic classes. Participation on College and University committees, local, regional and national organizations and in professional affairs in the community is expected. Additionally, the individual must be a team player and have a constructive and cooperative approach to faculty and institutional affairs.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Applicants must possess a Ph.D., Ed.D. or other appropriate degree (such as M.D. or D.O.) in education, psychology, or a similar discipline. Experience and expertise in assessment, curriculum, and evaluation is required. A high level of problem solving and interpersonal skills are also required, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. Medical or other health professions education experience is preferred
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds; occasionally push/pull items up to 25pounds, vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye, hearing correctable to normal. Ability to tolerate repeated routine tasks.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.