Director of Student Assessment - Department of Medical Education

The Director will lead the design, development, and implementation of ongoing/future assessments for medical and physician assistant (PA) students. Will pursue externally funded grant awards and educational scholarship, supporting medical student achievement in the learner-centered WR2 curriculum, and coaching faculty in the development of formative and summative assessments. Must be creative with an established track record of success in health professionals’ education and assessment; record of educational research publications is preferred. Familiar with educational innovations and best practices for educational testing and evaluation. Provides monitoring, maintaining, and managing the student assessment components necessary for full accreditation with the LCME and ARC-PA.

Responsibilities and Duties

Will represent the School of Medicine on the Assessment committee. Responsible for providing support to faculty to design a comprehensive strategy for educational assessments. Oversees the administration of medical school and PA examinations and the report of results to students and medical school committees. Will direct the Division of Student Assessment. Reports to Vice Dean for Medical Education; works closely with the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Director of the PA Program. Will participate in educational research and partner with departments/faculty educators to contribute to the design of grant submissions and facilitate dissemination efforts.  

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in educational measurement, educational psychology, cognitive science, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education (Ph.D. or Ed.D., or equivalent experience). Demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative analyses and research. Experience with applying software packages commonly used in psychometric work or research (e.g., SAS, SPSS). Demonstrated ability to train and mentor others. Strong technical writing skills; effectively present and summarize technical information orally/written. Project management skills necessary. Communication skills necessary to function effectively with project teams and external collaborators. Ability to conduct independent research in learning, instruction, or assessment. May be considered for a non-tenure track faculty appointment depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and the names and contact information of three professional referees. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to by December 17, 2021. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2021.

Work Environment

Office, clinical practice, classroom, laboratory, clinical skills teaching environments and clinical sites constitute working environments. Primary office located in the Health Education Campus. The work at times requires the ability to manage a rapid pace and to synthesize and organize large volumes of information; can includes settings of clinical practice and clinical teaching and prioritizing duties.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committee to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.