Director for Teaching and Learning Innovation

The candidate for this position will be responsible for assisting the Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation in creating and supporting new programs that intersect healthcare education and healthcare delivery. These programs will span multiple stakeholders and will work with multiple academic, administrative, and external organizations including but not limited to: QCOM, the 17 other health professions programs at ETSU, our clinical partners (e.g., Ballad Health, ETSU Health, State of Franklin Health Associates, Woodridge Hospital, and other sites), our community partners, and the patients that we serve.

As determined by QCOM strategic planning, the new programs and activities will engage learners in clinical care such that students provide value-added services to the healthcare systems in which they work, acting as “change agents” to improve healthcare team function, improve patient care outcomes, and change organizational cultures. Such programs may include activities embedded into required clerkship/clinical/experiential activities, interprofessional patient navigation, interprofessional patients-as-teachers programs, interprofessional teaching clinics, and other interprofessional and collaborative care experiences.

While working collaboratively with existing clinical partners and interprofessional team members, this individual will manage the complex schedules of thousands of students, faculty, healthcare staff, and patients to assure that all required elements of each program are accomplished. This individual will work with the ADIEI and IPERD as a liaison with clinical/community partners and sites; and will work with the ADIEI and IPERD to train faculty/staff/students, including training on the use of needed software. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with educational course assistants, faculty, patients, and students to assure accurate and timely completion and data submissions. This individual will be required to do ad hoc database programming to merge data from at least five different platforms and assist in data collection and data management to generate outcomes-based research reports. This individual will lead interprofessional student huddles and will debrief students in discussions of patient care/healthcare situations. This individual will assist in scheduling and executing interprofessional teaching clinics. As such, this individual will be responsible for maintaining. sensitive data, including patients’ private health information (PHI) as well as FERPA-protected data. This individual will assist the ADIEI and IPERD in continuous improvements of operations, and assure that all programs and services meet accreditation standards for learners as well as healthcare entities. The successful candidate will also assist in grant development efforts and marketing functions.

This position requires expertise and experience in the area of running computer program queries, planning and implementing complex educational initiatives, marketing, community relations, policy development/implementation/oversight, risk management, initiating legal documents (including affiliation agreements), website maintenance, strategic planning, and outcomes research.

The University is a regionally state-supported institution serving ~15,000 students. Quillen College of Medicine consistently ranks among the top schools nationwide for rural medicine and primary care education. Johnson City is located at the base of the scenic Appalachian Mountains and provides a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a low cost of living, excellent public schools, clean mountain air, light traffic, and southern hospitality.

Historically Excluded Groups (HEGs) are encouraged to apply. ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to develop databases ad hoc,
Ability to accurately merge data from a variety of sources,
Ability to manipulate/search/query the data in preparation for various reports.

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree or higher in Education or relevant field.
Five (5) years of work experience as a director or other relevant leadership role in the education field.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. Degree in Education or relevant field and seven (7) years of work experience as a director in Higher Education.

Salary $48,575 - $65,010