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Rural Pre-Medicine Program Research and Evaluation Lead

Selkirk College

The program recently completed an extensive review of its evaluation and research practices resulting in drafts of a literature review, evaluation framework, and future directions report. Reporting to the Chair of University Arts and Sciences, the successful candidate will work with the RPM Program Coordinator(s) to lead the research and evaluation of the program.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Join the Rural Pre-Medicine Program team as lead researcher
• Take a leadership role to implement the RPM Program monitoring and evaluation plan included in the RPM Program’s “Future Directions Report: February 2020”
• Prepare presentations and publications for the dissemination of research and evaluation findings
• Finalize an existing comprehensive literature review for publication on rural health initiatives and education programs
• Organize student tracking data to enable easy access for analyzing, reporting, and linking with external data-sets for longitudinal student tracking
• Supervise student research assistant
• Serve as the RPM team lead and researcher for Rural Medicine eMentoring
• Oversee and evaluate effective delivery of the RPM Program’s MCAT and MMI preparation for students

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Knowledge of rural health and health education related initiatives
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated interest in working with students and linking research initiatives to curriculum and program outcomes
• Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
• Initiative to maintain professional currency
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Word, Excel, and database and statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS)

Education and Experience
• Master’s degree in a field related to health, medical education or rural development
• Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience undertaking research in medical education, rural health initiatives, population and public health policy, and/or medical training program evaluation is required
• Experience utilizing both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, specifically related to health or medical education
• Experience working in rural regions and/or with educational partners is required
• Preference may be given to candidates who possess higher credentials and specific research experience with rural health initiatives or rural medical education programs
• Applicants are requested to include a sample of their academic writing with their application.

This is a short-term, part-time (80%) position commencing August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The salary range is $2,232.42-$3,587.27 bi-weekly (at 100% appointment & Subject to JE Review) and is based on qualifications and experience.

All Applications should be submitted via our Careers Portal https://selkirk.ca/about-us/employment/careers-at-selkirk