Faculty, Health Profession Education at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Faculty, Health Profession Education


Job Title: Faculty, Health Professions Education

Reports to: Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center

Department: Educational Development and Quality Centre

Location: Butaro & Kigali, Rwanda

Position Overview:

The Faculty, Health Professions Education at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) will play a pivotal role in advancing the institution’s commitment to excellence in health professions education. The faculty will serve as a member of the UGHE’s Master’s in Health Professions Education program teaching team and will contribute to content development, teaching, assessment, feedback and program review. The faculty will also play a significant role in the functions of the EDQC – providing expertise in curriculum development and review, assessment strategies, CPDs, research, quality assurance and innovative approaches to pedagogy across all academic programs at UGHE.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Program Development of the Masters in Health Professions Education:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Master’s in Health Professions Education program, in all aspects of curriculum design, content development, content delivery, assessment, feedback, student advising, research, instructional design and student attainment in the program.
  • Contribute to a multi-stakeholder implementation committee, fostering collaboration among faculty, administrators, and external partners to ensure successful program launch and ongoing implementation and development.
  • Contribute to program-specific learning outcomes and competencies that reflect contemporary best practices in health professions education.
  • Seek out and foster partnerships with experts and institutions nationally and globally to support the program, including visiting faculty, funding and placements

Curriculum and Assessment Development:

  • Collaborate with faculty members and program directors to support the creation of innovative, evidence-based curricula and assessment approaches across all academic programs that align with UGHE’s mission and vision for global health education.
  • Apply pedagogical principles and educational technology to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning experiences.
  • Develop and implement competency-based assessment methods that measure the attainment of program learning outcomes and promote student growth.
  • Consult with and advise departments on curriculum review requirements related to quality assurance, including identifying appropriate benchmarks and measures.

Faculty Support and Expertise:

  • Serve as an expert resource for faculty members, providing guidance and support in curriculum design, assessment strategies, teaching methodologies, and pedagogical innovation.
  • Develop and conduct CPD workshops, seminars, and training sessions for faculty to enhance their teaching and assessment skills.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by facilitating discussions on teaching practices, learning outcomes assessment, and educational research.

Research and Innovation:

  • Contribute to scholarly activities related to health professions education, including research, publications, and presentations at relevant conferences.
  • Explore and implement innovative educational technologies and methodologies to enhance the learning experience for students and faculty.

Qualifications and competencies:

  • A higher degree (MSc, Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent) in health professions education, educational and curriculum leadership, and measurement or a related pedagogical discipline.
  • Medical degree (MD or MBBS) preferred.
  • Proven experience in designing, developing, and implementing health professions education programs, preferably at the graduate level, and in medical schools
  • Strong understanding of accreditation processes, standards, and documentation requirements in the context of higher education.
  • Proven relevant experience in curriculum and program design, student assessment, pedagogy, higher education, and/or educational technology, preferably in the health sciences or medical field.
  • Knowledge and experience with program-level curriculum mapping and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Proficiency in educational technology and digital tools for teaching and learning.
  • Prior experience in faculty development, training, or mentorship is highly desirable.
  • A commitment to UGHE’s mission of addressing global health disparities through innovative education and research.

Note: This job description is intended to provide an overview of the key responsibilities and qualifications for the Faculty, Health Professions Education at UGHE. Actual responsibilities and duties may evolve based on the needs of the institution and the expertise of the selected candidate.

To Apply:

Applicants should provide: (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter detailing interest and aptitude for the position, (3) names and contact information of three professional references who can attest to work experience, and (4) copies of all degrees earned. Please upload your cover letter and copies of degrees as a single PDF file under “Additional Files” on the application page before May 4th 2024.

University of Global Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in healthcare delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners in Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In nearly three decades of operating alongside the public sector in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high-quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima-PIH’s sister organization and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common causes with those in need, listen to and learn from others and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners in Health is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff, and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.

UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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