Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
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23 days ago
Job Type
$218,500.00 - $264,422.00
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3-5 Years
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Yearly Salary


The Vice Chair for Psychiatry reports to the Chair of the Department of Medical Education & Clinical Sciences (DMECS). The incumbent is responsible for serving as the thought leader for the college as it pertains to the development, design, coordination, and implementation of the curriculum in their respective specialty. 

The incumbent is expected to foster a positive and inclusive academic environment for learners and faculty alike. Additionally, the incumbent helps to assure comparability of educational experiences and equivalency of learner assessment across campuses. The Vice Chair will collaborate with college leadership to ensure specialty integration across the continuum of medical education, clinical practice, and scholarship. 

The incumbent will also collaborate with stakeholders to create clinical education experiences where such experiences will add significant value to learning and competency.

The position will allow for flexibility to accommodate the incumbent's clinical activities with a mutually agreed upon FTE. This is a Career track role in the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences with an academic rank commensurate with qualifications.

The incumbent may be based at any of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Clinical Campuses in WA State such as Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver or Everett.

For questions or inquiries please contact Kaytlin Streufert at kaytlin.streufert@wsu.edu.

Screening and Posting Close Date:

First review of applications will begin February 1, 2024. Applicants must submit their completed application by the recruitment close date of March 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions | 95%

Vertically and horizontally integrate the curricular and assessment framework for Psychiatry across the four years of the MD Program, at the direction of and in partnership with the Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) and the Associate Dean for Assessment, Evaluation and Curriculum Management (ADAEC). Within the domain of Specialty, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Developing learning objectives, activities, and assessment methodologies to assure the MD program goals/outcomes defined by the curriculum committee are met.
  • Ensuring continuity and integration across the 4-year curriculum, including appropriate spiraling of content, use of the full spectrum of learning modalities, and assessment alignment with developmental milestones.
  • Developing and/or reviewing assessment methodologies when requested.
  • Assisting, as needed, in advising students who are having difficulty achieving expected learning outcomes and work with faculty in the formulation of targeted skills development and remediation plans.
  • Participating in the design, development, and approval of elective experiences in the respective clinical area.
  • Participating in medical student teaching of the medical curriculum for all years.
  • In collaboration with the Curriculum Committee and its subcommittees, monitor course and program evaluations, and aggregate student performance, to assure high quality experiences and learning outcomes.
  • Leading (co-leading) courses as required.
  • Participating in and/or leading specific tasks or activities as required by the MD Program.

Assure quality and comparability at every campus, in partnership with Associate Deans for Clinical Education (ADCE), Associate Dean for Faculty Development (ADFD), ADC and ADAEC.  Within the domain of Specialty, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Monitoring educational quality and performance data (student experience, learning experiences, student attainment of desired learning outcomes, etc.) across campuses, learning environments, and affiliate sites.
  • Monitoring and supervising the delivery of the curriculum in the respective specialty by the regional campus, learning environment, faculty and affiliate partner.
  • Partnering in the recruitment of faculty at all regional campuses or affiliate sites.
  • Coordinating with the ADFD and other Vice Chairs to provide orientation, direction, and faculty development for teaching faculty, including preceptors.
  • Meeting with all faculty in their discipline on at least a quarterly basis.

Support student success through career advising in designated specialties in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Career Advising (ADCA).

Support the development and direction of graduate medical education programs in the specialty, in partnership with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education.

In partnership with the Associate Dean for Faculty Development:

  • Lead specialty specific Faculty Development to address identified MD Program or GME program needs.
  • Function as a content expert for areas of particular expertise within the college, and as a representative of the college in these areas.

Consistent with a leadership role in the department of medical education and clinical sciences, support specialty specific faculty as well as others that are part of an assigned portfolio.  Support of faculty includes but is not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with the Curriculum Office to support preparation of clinical objectives and modules for delivery. 
  • Working collaboratively to design specific clinical curriculum components, workshops, modules, cases, and other learning activities.
  • Formulating, supporting and/or moderating faculty enhancement and remediation when consulted.
  • Navigating departmental structure.
  • Creating CME opportunities.
  • Facilitating opportunities for scholarship and inquiry.
  • Forming mentoring relationships.
  • Reviewing and finalizing outward facing educational materials for the discipline ensuring the inclusion of necessary communications and information for all learners and faculty.

Support the research agenda of the college, as it relates to the specialty the incumbent supports, expertise the incumbent brings to the College, and medical education research.

  • Uses a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, and maintains best practices in all educational activities, guided where possible by evidence and learning theories.
  • Develops and implements research related to the discipline; assists students with scholarly projects.
  • Stays abreast of medical education trends and best practices, especially as it relates to the specialty the incumbent represents.

Supports the faculty practice plan including innovative, forward-thinking integration with medical education, as it relates to the specialty the incumbent supports and/or the specialty-expertise the incumbent brings to the college.

Demonstrate Service and Citizenship to the Department, College, University, State and Professional Organizations:

  • Serves where needed as a voice to represent the specialty, department, college, or University on committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Serves on committees, work groups, task forces and advisory groups with other Education Directors to ensure cross-disciplinary integration across college.
  • Models professionalism and leadership.
  • Fosters diversity and inclusion and supports inter-professionalism.
  • Promotes a positive work/learning environment in all academic and clinical settings.
  • Contributes to building strong relationships with COM stakeholders and constituents.
  • Partners with development director to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Travels to the COM’s campus locations and to faculty practices throughout the state, as necessary to ensure comparability, relationship-building, faculty development, and ongoing recruitment.
  • Engages in faculty recruitment and retention.
  • Functions as external face of Psychiatry for the college and university.

Non-Essential Functions | 5%

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent degree with Board Certification in Psychiatry.
  • Three or more years of clinical patient care experience in their specialty.
  • Three or more years of experience teaching, developing, evaluating or leading educational programs at the undergraduate or graduate medical education level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing medical school clinical courses.
  • Experience leading or managing professionals in a complex organization.
  • Proven experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites.
  • Academic faculty status at allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
  • Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies.
  • Experience working with diverse students or diverse populations, especially in rural and under-served areas.

Other info:

Application link: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Vice-Chair-Psychiatry---College-of-Medicine_R-10958

Annual Salary: The base salary for the Career Track position is $218,530 - $264,422 at 100% FTE. This salary range is commensurate with qualifications and negotiated full-time equivalency (FTE). While serving as Vice Chair, this position will be eligible for an annual temporary administrative stipend of $30,000. 


Spokane, WA

Vancouver, WA

Everett, WA

Tri-Cities, WA

Job ID: 71939253

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