Instructor and Director of Career & Professional Development, Graduate Education Office - School of Medicine

The Graduate Education Office in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for an Instructor position for scholars with expertise in graduate level career and professional development. Working with limited supervision, the Director of Career & Professional Development is responsible for creating, integrating, and executing various professional development efforts for master’s, doctoral, and dual degree (MD/PhD) students within the School of Medicine (SOM). The Director of Career & Professional Development will work closely with the Vice Dean for Graduate Education to develop a cohesive curriculum of programs for graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level in support of professional development and career skills. The Director of Career & Professional Development will be responsible for evaluating and understanding the professional development needs of our students and work closely with organizations around campus, including the Professional Development Center, to develop and offer professional development programs that will serve all SOM graduate students. The director will be responsible for programming to help students identify career paths and provide career counseling using individual development plans (IDPs), EnRICH and ExTEnD and other programs and resources available. The successful candidate will work in consultation and/or collaboration to identify and invite speakers relevant to the needs of our students to the Professional Development Seminar series. The director will create, assess, improve, and lead a formal curriculum for leadership, professional skills and career development for SOM students.

Candidates should have a master's or PhD degree in biomedical related field with knowledge or experience in industry, a minimum of 5 years of related experience; experience in the development and assessment of leadership and professional development programs, training students in various aspects of leadership and professional skills development and counseling biomedical and health-related doctoral and master’s students on career opportunities. A successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally communicate and work with students and individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, School of Medicine and University, and with individuals outside the University. Salary and benefits are competitive, and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a letter of interest, CV and diversity statement  in one PDF to Colleen Friday via email at or regular mail to: Graduate Education Office, CWRU, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106. The diversity statement should explain 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. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date will be a mutually agreed upon date.

In employment, as in education, CWRU is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

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 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.