Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, PGME

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Promotion of resident wellness is a priority for Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) at McMaster University. The Resident Affairs office, led by the Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, provides support to postgraduate learners and guidance to residency programs and faculty on best practices to promote learner wellness in respectful, nurturing, and safe learning environment.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, the Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, is responsible for the development and implementation of several initiatives and programs related to resident wellness. You are expected to work closely with other offices both within and outside the University.

The Assistant Dean is expected to develop and maintain effective outreach processes to identify and assist residents in difficulty including providing in-person and virtual consultations to assist residents in difficulty. As well, your office will engage residents and program leaders in innovative strategies to address major topics of concerns related to resident well-being and will develop and implement curriculum on Resident Wellness and on Fatigue Risk Management.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a faculty appointment within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster and have leadership experience in medical education, program development and administration and strong communication, presentation, and team-building skills. In addition, you have experience in curriculum development and have an in-depth knowledge of current physician and student wellness issues. You are collaborative, collegial and inclusive with strong communication skills.

This position is available for a 5-year term, renewable. The position is currently assessed as 0.4 FTE (with review after 6 months).

The diversity of our community and workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our teaching excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, PGME seeks qualified candidates who share the University’s commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2020.

To apply, please send a letter of intent, outlining experience with learner wellness, previous leadership experience, and skills/ attributes relevant to the position and your updated curriculum vitae to the Selection Committee for the Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, c/o Sophia Boljanic PGME Manager sophiab@mcmaster.ca.

Please contact Dr. Parveen Wasi, Associate Dean, PGME wasip@mcmaster.ca with any questions regarding this position.

Interviews will be held virtually in August, with exact dates to be announced after the application deadline