Faculty Director, Geriatrics & Gerontology Education & Research Program - (1900003Y)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the State's only public health, law, and human services university. Six professional schools and a Graduate School confer the majority of health care, human services, and law professional degrees in Maryland each year.
The UMB Graduate School seeks a Director for the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) Program. GGEAR is a program funded by the State of Maryland since 1987 for enhancing health professional training and research in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. The Director of GGEAR plans and implements continuing education and training for UMB students, faculty, and the lay community across Maryland. The Director will work with other aging-related programs on campus to stimulate research and seek extramural funding for research and training programs that contribute to scholarship, and serve the academic community and citizens of the State.
In addition to the administrative appointment as Director of GGEAR, the successful candidate will have a non-tenure track faculty appointment in the UMB Graduate School at a rank commensurate with their experience. The Director may teach 3-credits per semester in programs related to aging, thanatology, interprofessional leadership, health professions education or other fields related to geriatrics/gerontology.
The Director will possess meaningful experience in program development, a record of teaching excellence, a vision for interprofessional gerontology education, interdisciplinary research in aging, and the capacity to secure extramural funding. The Director will require strong collaboration skills and will partner with leaders and faculty across all of UMB's seven schools. The Director will report to the Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Flavius Lilly. The successful candidate will have earned a PhD or other doctoral degree in gerontology (or related discipline).
Engage in collaborative strategic planning to articulate annual objectives related to the mission of the GGEAR program.
Enhance the GGEAR program through execution of a vision for innovative teaching, training and research in aging among internal and external stakeholders.
Continually enhance the reputation of the GGEAR program in Maryland as well as nationally and internationally through conference presentations, seminars, and other scholarly meetings related to gerontology education.
Develops external funding sources for the GGEAR program through grant-seeking.
Chair faulty planning committees and facilitate interprofessional gerontology/geriatric programs at UMB for students, faculty, and the professional community.
Plan and implement the Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) program, which brings together health professional, social work, and law students from University of Maryland campuses who are interested in interprofessional training opportunities in gerontology and geriatrics. Participants in the GAIT program rotate in health care facilities serving older adults on the Eastern Shore and in Western Maryland.
Facilitate professional education programs in Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore in cooperation with two Area Health Education Centers (AHECs).
Facilitate interdisciplinary research by working with interdisciplinary faculty and students and with existing research programs on campus and elsewhere in Maryland.
Faculty and instructional duties including:
Teaching 3-credits per semester in graduate-level education
Mentoring and supporting graduate students in their training, research and dissertation process.
Participation in Graduate School academic committees representing campus interests in strengthening its aging education and research programs.
Terminal degree (at Doctoral level), in a related field.
At least 3 years of relevant work and experience in the areas related to aging services, gerontology, and/or clinical care of older adults.
Knowledge of the community-based systems of care – including state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations serving older adults and their families.
Demonstrated leadership ability and program planning and assessment.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse groups of faculty, staff and students.
Strong communication skills - verbal, written and visual.
Exceptional skill and experience writing and submitting grant proposals
Demonstrated managerial and operational experience, including the ability to set and manage a budget.
Record of teaching excellence
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit the following:
Cover letter, noting the position for which candidacy is sought
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of scholarly interests
Signed curriculum vitae
Three references with contact information.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Organization: Graduate School
Job Posting: Jan 25, 2019
Internal Number: 113581
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.