The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry. The Associate Chair will lead the Department’s undergraduate and graduate medical education missions, training the next generation of physician leaders to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy. The Associate Chair of Education will play an integral role in helping the Department build a nationally-recognized training model for innovative, valued-based mental health care delivery and illness prevention with an emphasis on vulnerable persons and those suffering health disparities. This leadership position is not itself full-time, so the successful applicant will also bring unique, strong clinical or research skills to the department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Overseeing the Department’s initiatives in undergraduate, graduate, faculty development and continuing medical education
Advising the Chair on issues related to education and training in the Department, and serving on the department’s Executive Committee
Designing and regularly reporting metrics related to the performance of educational training programs for the purposes of ongoing tracking and performance improvement
Developing metrics and performance evaluation processes for faculty members’ educational contribution, including affiliate faculty members from the community
Designing and implementing programs for faculty and resident development of educational skills, including visiting professorships and invited speakers related to education
Working closely with the Dell Medical School Executive Vice Dean for Academics, the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education offices, and Associate Chairs of Education in other Dell Medical School departments on cross-cutting initiatives
Representing the Department in key education-related decision-making bodies within the Dell Medical School, University of Texas, and with care partners
Managing and mentoring the Directors of departmental Residency and Fellowship programs.
Manage and advise clerkship and elective directors
Developing original programming for Dell Medical School faculty and community physicians to address broad educational gaps
Ensuring all CME programming adheres to ACCME standards and criteria
Medical degree from an accredited medical school with board certification in Psychiatry.
Substantial record of leadership and achievement in academic medicine
Significant experience with educational and training programs in Psychiatry
Eligible for appointment as Associate or Full Professor.
Experience with value-based care delivery and integrated practice models
Knowledge of educational psychology and application of adult learning theory in the development of curricula and instructional design
Research or clinical skills that complement existing departmental strengths and strategic goals.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work with a focus on key priorities and deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Ability to build and lead high-performing teams, providing clear direction and guidance
Sound judgement in decision-making
Flexibility and adaptability to change
Strong team-orientation and collaborative working skills