General Duties: (Research Director of Learning and Innovation)

Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, the appointee in this position is expected to: 1) participate in the leadership team of the Center for Learning & Innovation; 2) conduct educational research; 3) provide teaching services in areas of specialization; 4) assist in curricular development; and 4) perform other duties as appropriate.  


Organizational Relationships:

This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, but is expected to collaborate with the Director of Continuing Professional Development and the Medical Director of Continuing Professional Development to accomplish required duties.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

The following information is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbent in this position and is not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities.


     I.        Administration – 15%                                                                

1.     Participate in the team which sets the overall direction and national initiatives for the Memorial Learning Center.  Team members also include the Vice President for Organizational Development and Chief Learning Officer for Memorial Health System, the Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Learning Center, and the leadership of the Midwest Health Care Quality Alliance.

2.     Contribute to the improvement of medical education worldwide through systematic research, program evaluation, development and dissemination that is public, open to critique and evaluations and in the form that others can build upon.

3.     Open collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

4.     Bring together faculty members to create multidisciplinary research communities focused on shared interests and dedicated to collaboration.

5.     Shared vision for faculty educational research efforts encouraging and supporting activity, and generally supporting the active inquiry. Process of faculty careers.


    II.        Research and Creative Professional Activities – 60%

1.     Assist in the development of the continuing professional development, continuing medical education and research programs as they relate to SIU activities in the Memorial Learning Center.

2.     Assist others in educational research projects related to continuing education, maintenance of certification, quality improvement, population science and other activities related to the SIU activities in the Memorial Learning Center.

3.     Design, conduct and report on personal research related to education in medicine and other areas.

4.     Seek and apply for outside funding opportunities.


  III.        Education – 15%

1.     Assist learners and faculty members in the development of skills in research and creative professional activity.

2.     Assist in the development of institutional strategies for the advancement of predisposing, enabling and reinforcing type continuing education.

3.     Develop interprofessional educational activities related to quality improvement and continuing professional development projects using a contemporary educational lens.

4.     Promote direct research growth and establish broad-based interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research programs to coordinate and support the efforts of faculty working to innovate within the continuing medical education arena.

5.     Foster collaboration among professionals to promote scholarship and systematic development in educational practice.


   IV.        Service – 10%

1.     Serve on School of Medicine committees or other University committees as appropriate.

2.     Serve on committees of national professional organizations.

3.     Demonstrates, by actions, commitment to the mission and the behavioral standards of SIU School of Medicine.  Provides excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnership; compassion and respect; integrity and accountability; diversity and inclusion; as well as continuous learning and improvement.

About Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Medical Education Department

About SIU Medicine

The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to optimize the health of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service to the community. With more than 300 providers practicing in primary and specialty care, SIU Medicine, the school's health care practice, serves patients throughout central and southern Illinois. SIU Medicine is based in Springfield, Illinois, with multiple regional sites over a 150-mile radius.

SIU Medicine is dedicated to delivering an innovative curriculum to learners and high-quality care to patients. We prioritize research and the use of the newest evidence-based medical treatments. 

As one of the largest employers in the greater Springfield area, SIU Medicine offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health insurance, prescription drug benefits, life insurance and retirement options.

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