Director of UB Medical Education & Education Research Institute (UB MERI)

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Position Information

Position Title Director of UB Medical Education & Education Research Institute (UB MERI)
Posting Category Staff
Posting Number U1800004
Employer UB Foundation Activities
Appointment Term
Position Type

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Position Summary

The University of Buffalo is excited to announce an opportunity for an educational leader to direct and design a new Institute devoted to developing, supporting, and recognizing the accomplishments of medical educators at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (

The new seven story medical school facility anchors Buffalo’s burgeoning interconnected Academic Medical Center (AMC) that includes the Clinical and Translational Research Center (new facility opened 2012), the new free standing Oshei Children’s Hospital (11/2017), Buffalo General Medical Center, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Conventus, the site of the UBMD faculty practice plan (opened 4/ 2017). The Director/Associate Dean will be part of the exciting transformation of medical education in Western New York and the resurgence and renewal of Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has a rich tradition in medical education that includes launching careers of the late George Miller, M.D., Hilliard Jason, MD, PhD., and the late Dr. Richard T. Sarkin. The school is poised to build on those roots with the opening of its new state of the art building that boasts numerous flexible, active learning spaces accommodating large and small group teaching, advanced technology for both high and low fidelity simulation in the Ralph J. Behling Simulation Center, 21 fully equipped operating suites for surgical skills education, and digitization of anatomical specimens for advanced teaching in structural biology.

The successful candidate can take advantage of a rich array of existing resources and expertise at the University of Buffalo including the Graduate School of Education(, the Center for Educational Innovation( , State University of New York online Tools for Engagement Project (, and the UB-Royal College of Physicians Clinical Educator Program (

Four Core Pillars form the foundation for the UB Medical Education and Education Research Institute:
• Medical Educator Skill Development
• Scholarship in medical education
• Recognition and Career Advancement
• Peer Support

The Director will have the opportunity to maintain skills in clinical practice as well as teaching and research.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required. Candidates should be well versed in adult learning principles and pedagogy, curricular design, assessment, and be familiar with teaching methods utilized in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Preferred Qualifications

A terminal degree of MD, Ed.D, or PhD is preferred. Medical or health professions educators with extensive experience are also encouraged to submit letters of interest.

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus Downtown Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Contact Information

Contact's Name Dr. Roseanne C. Berger
Contact's Title Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-829-2012

Posting Dates

Posted 02/09/2018
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • J.D.
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * List source mentioned above.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents