Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
An exceptional opportunity to play a key role in fulfilling the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s vision of Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North.
Since its official opening in 2005, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has developed and delivered a distinctive, world-recognized model of distributed, community-engaged and socially accountable medical education and research. NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of both Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury, with teaching and research sites across Northern Ontario – making the entire region its campus.
This is a unique career environment for a physician with senior academic administration experience and a deep understanding of social accountability who is looking to make a difference in preparing the medical professionals of tomorrow.
The Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education is a member of the NOSM Executive Group, together with the Dean, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Vice Dean Academic, and the other Associate Deans, and is jointly accountable for the achievement of academic and non-academic objectives of NOSM. The Associate Dean is also a member of the School’s Strategic Academic Leadership Team.
Reporting to the Vice Dean Academic, this medical education leader oversees and provides strategic direction for all Postgraduate Medical Education activities and programs. This includes program development and evaluation, accreditation oversight, assessment of learners, curriculum design, administrative staff management, and budget development and management for nine residency programs and the Postgraduate Education Portfolio. The Associate Dean recruits, hires, mentors and manages approximately 100 Postgraduate stipendiary faculty leaders across Northern Ontario, supports Residency Program Directors in their roles, liaises with all other educational programs at NOSM to optimize use of resources, and provides leadership in securing funding for strategic postgraduate initiatives, including grants and government funds to further residency programs.
As a learning-centred and progressive leader who understands funding models and governing fiscal responsibility, the Associate Dean will be familiar with adult education principles and program and curriculum design. An excellent relationship builder and with strong partnerships externally and internally, the Associate Dean will liaise with NOSM-affiliated Academic Health Sciences Centres and other Northern Ontario teaching sites, and advocate for NOSM’s postgraduate programs locally, provincially and nationally. Keeping abreast of educational and accreditation initiatives that may impact the postgraduate environment, the Associate Dean will oversee and ensure a continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach to accreditation in all residency programs.
A successful candidate for this role is a practicing physician with significant leadership experience in medical education in a Canadian university setting, and qualifications for a faculty appointment in the Clinical Sciences Division at NOSM. Candidates should have a proven track record in developing, managing and implementing medical school curriculum in an accredited medical school at the postgraduate level, ideally in a distributed, community-based environment. Candidates will also have knowledge of Francophone and Indigenous cultures.
To be considered for this senior academic leadership role, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup by April 13, 2018, to NOSMADPG@phelpsgroup.ca.
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Head, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Queen’s University and affiliated Teaching Hospitals Kingston, Ontario
Applications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and its affiliated teaching hospitals, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care. We are searching for an outstanding academic physician with proven administrative experience and strong leadership skills who, as Head, will draw on strong interpersonal and organizational skills to develop and manage teams that will foster excellence in patient care, teaching and research within the Department. The successful candidate be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
The work supported by the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and its members falls under the clinical, research and educational realms. The scope of clinical practice is broad and includes provision of operating room anesthetic services for most surgical specialties (Bariatrics, Cardiac (including TAVI), Dental, ENT, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Plastics, Thoracics, Urology, Vascular). Additional hospital anesthetic services include work done in the acute and chronic pain programs, the cardiac electrophysiology lab, pre-surgical screening, mental health services (ECT), diagnostic and interventional radiology suites, endoscopy, and adult and pediatric oncology. Historically, pain research, and, more recently, simulation-based research have been strengths. In addition, the Department has a history of contributing to international multi-centred studies which is enabled by solid research infrastructure. The Department has a strong presence in the medical school at Queen's, both in the areas of undergraduate administration and medical student education. The Department also co-leads with the School of Nursing, the innovative Master of Health Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ). The postgraduate anesthesiology residency program has seen the recent successful adoption of competency-based medical education.
Queen’s University medical school, its clinical teachers and our affiliated hospitals have shown leadership in creating and implementing alternative funding for the clinical academic mission. The Alternative Funding Plan provides stable resources to further and enhance our commitment to and capacity for teaching and research within a vibrant and collegial academic health sciences centre and regional network.
Queen’s University is located in historic Kingston, on the shores of Lake Ontario, with easy access to Montreal, Toronto & Ottawa. This university city of approximately 150,000 offers a unique mix of year- round recreational, cultural and academic opportunities. Queen's University is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract outstanding students. It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university. Queen’s University is consistently ranked as a leader in Canadian post-secondary education and research. Attracting the very best students and faculty, Queen’s aspires to become a global leader in these areas.
Applications and nominations, the former to be accompanied by a letter summarizing leadership and administrative experience, a curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of three referees, are to be directed to: Dr. Christopher Simpson and Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Search Committee Co-Chairs, c/o Ms. Katie Roberts, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, Queen’s University, 18 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications and nominations will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Support to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs, will be provided in the recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Roberts at the contact information as detailed above.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Academic Scholars in Medical Education
The School of Medicine at Queen’s University is currently seeking Medical Education Scholars to join an academy of educational leaders, enabling continuous implementation of best principles and leading practices in medical education. Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, be eligible for licensure in Ontario and have outstanding emerging or established research programs in medical education. Successful candidates will be provided a minimum of 50% protected time to pursue research activities. They will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information on the School of Medicine, please visit http://meds.queensu.ca/.
Review of applications is on-going for 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications are to include a full curriculum vita, a description of research accomplishments and future directions, and evidence of involvement in, and commitment to, medical education. Identification of three referees who can attest to the applicant’s research capabilities and educational experience is requested. Applications are to be directed to: Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, c/o Andrea Sealy, Senior Staffing Officer, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. E-mail: email@example.com. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Sealy.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.