Harvard University Assistant Director of Curriculum Srvs in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses

Harvard University

Harvard Medical School


Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Time Status

PME, Office of Curriculum Services

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Curriculum Services, the Assistant Director of Curriculum Services, Clinical Courses, oversees the central administration of clinical courses and core clerkships in the Program in Medical Education (PME). The Assistant Director leads a team of staff including two Course Managers, a Clinical Course Coordinator, and a Clinical Course Assistant in the Office of Curriculum Services (OCS), who are responsible for central support of core clinical courses and clerkships across the four-year M.D. curriculum. The Assistant Director also serves as senior staff and programmatic liaison on clerkship committees in the core disciplines, as well as on clinical curriculum governance committees. The Assistant Director collaborates with PME leadership and faculty leaders on strategic planning for the clinical curriculum, curriculum redesign initiatives, academic policy issues and CQI and LCME accreditation efforts.

The Assistant Director oversees and directs the workflow of the four-person team of OCS staff who centrally support the clinical courses and clerkships, including the first-year Practice of Medicine and Introduction to the Profession courses; the site-based clerkships in eight core disciplines, including central management of the Primary Care Clerkship; and the fourth-year clinical pharmacology and Capstone courses. In collaboration with the Director of Curriculum Services and Assistant Director for Basic and Social Science courses, the Assistant Director will play a key role in planning for a new series of Advanced Integrated Science Courses (AISCs) with clinical components in the Pathways curriculum, also serving as the course manager for at least two AISCs.

The Assistant Director serves as the senior administrator and programmatic liaison on the core clerkship committees, ensuring that educational standards and academic polices are communicated and applied consistently across clinical teaching sites and disciplines. He/she serves as a resource for clerkship directors and administrators, staying apprised of current initiatives and making connections across committees, specifically in areas such as grading, mandatory requirements, CQI, technology systems, leadership appointments and LCME monitoring, ensuring that clerkships are compliant with current standards.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and at least five years' experience required, preferably in an academic setting.

Pre-Employment Screening

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