California University of Science and Medicine — Faculty Development Director

Faculty Development Director

California University of Science and Medicine


Position Description

Under the general direction of the Senior Associate Dean of Educational Operations, the Faculty Development Director oversees the Faculty Center of Excellence and directs all faculty development activities.

Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.

  • Lead the formulation of strategic faculty development planning to promote faculty success in teaching and learning, scholarship and faculty productivity. 
  • Leads the integrated implementation and evaluation of faculty development initiatives and on-going activities for faculty development.
  • Provides a continuous professional development model for faculty as learners.  
  • In collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean of Educational Operations and key senior leadership stakeholders, performs a yearly assessment of faculty development needs.
  • In response to the yearly assessment, designs, schedules, and implements annual faculty development offerings to include webinars, live events, and certificate programs, across the university's education, clinical and research domains. 
  • Develops the university's integrated strategic faculty development planning process, to include short- and long-term strategic plan development, review, approval, implementation and evaluation.
  • Creates and Chairs a Faculty Development Stakeholder Committee to include key senior leaders to help guide faculty development needs.
  • Routinely queries the faculty through surveys and focus groups regarding their interest and feedback on faculty development programming. 
  • Oversees the University's newly created Faculty Center of Excellence ensuring that all faculty development resources are readily communicated and available to all faculty. 
  • Designs and runs the twice-yearly Faculty Onboarding and Orientation events for newly appointed faculty.
  • Partners with the Medical Education Office of Assessment to glean information to inform the yearly faculty development plan.
  • Develops an ongoing campaign to heighten awareness of faculty development offerings to all CUSM faculty.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Competence in learning delivery methodologies
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Strong analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogical learning theories.
  • Knowledge of team building principles and techniques.

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree required.   Master's degree in Education, formal training in Instructional Design, or personal teaching experience strongly preferred.   Doctoral Degree (Ed.D. , PhD or other) optional
  • 7 to 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience in higher education required with School of Medicine or Health Sciences experience strongly preferred. 

Environmental Conditions

General office environment

Physical Demands

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 required to use hands to fingers, reach, climb stairs, walk, sit for long periods of time, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) supports the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, skin color, ability status, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or Veteran's status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University. Further, CUSM is committed to being an antiracist institution that continuously works to end oppression in all forms.  Therefore, CUSM actively maintains institutional structures and learning opportunities to prevent incidents of bias or discrimination, and to address them with individual and collective accountability should they occur.


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