Opportunity Details

Department of Neurology


Professor/Vice Chair

Vice Chair of Education

Vice Chair of Education


Primary Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Oversee the program directors and clerkship director to ensure that all educational programs meet or exceed all compliance standards and policies that govern them, including regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee the maintenance and enhancement of processes, technologies, and systems for reporting trainee and faculty educational performance.
  • Stay apprised of changes in health care and biomedical science as relates to education and adapt programs/curriculum/policies/etc.
  • Stay apprised of Washington University policies and operations relating to education and adapt practices. 
  • Meet with chair annually to review goals and accomplishments and set initiatives/goals for the upcoming year, as well as redefining the scope and direction of the Vice Chair for Education responsibilities.
  • by and with trainees and engage faculty to serve as mentors on trainee research projects.
  • Oversee faculty-development activities related to education, including effective teaching, evaluation, and feedback. Promote faculty awareness of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational skills, scholarship, and leadership.
    • Work closely with Section Heads and Grand Rounds Chairs to enhance continuing neurologic education within and outside the department via Grand Rounds and other regularly scheduled series. Serve as point person for other departments seeking speakers on neurologic topics. Ensure department’s visibility in educating community healthcare providers.
    • Build relationships and collaborate with key institutional leaders to facilitate the department’s education vision.
  • Participate in and facilitate the recruitment of clinician educators, orient new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching, and provide support and mentoring to faculty who have a specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators. Advise the Chair regarding potential candidates for educational leadership positions in the department.
  • Monitor and evaluate the educational contributions of individual faculty members, ensuring fulfillment of the Department’s educational mandate; encourage all clinical faculty members to maintain an ongoing portfolio of educational contributions (e.g., clinician-educator portfolio) for promotion and tenure purposes; and work with program directors and educational program leadership to recognize outstanding teaching performance.
  • Participate with the Chair in a faculty annual review process for educational effort.
  • Serve as an alternate representative for the Chair on Washington University committees relevant to educational activities, in the Chair's absence, or as the Chair deems appropriate.
  • Build presence in department and clarify VC role through monthly update at Leadership meetings and introduction of education presentations at faculty meetings
  • Ensure that our education programs function consistently with our department values, especially in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Support education-related committees (i.e., Graduate Education, Grand Rounds, Residency Program Evaluation, Residency Selection), including helping committee chairs identify and achieve annual goals, and ensuring representative membership.
  • Participate in philanthropic events and development programs that may lead to creating gift opportunities as part of ongoing departmental efforts to encourage philanthropy.

An MD, DO or MD/PhD, board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and holding, or qualified to obtain, an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Missouri are required.  The Vice Chair of Education will be a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the rank of Associate Professor or above; preferred experience includes current or past experience as a Program Director (Residency or Fellowship) or Clerkship Director.  The Vice Chair must demonstrate a strong commitment to and leadership in education with excellent communication skills; the Vice Chair must be able to function at a high managerial level in a complex health care organization.

In regard to physicians and scientists, the Department of Neurology employs over 100 faculty and offers neurological care in all subspecialties.  Affiliated hospitals include Barnes-Jewish (BJH), Barnes-Jewish West County (BJWC), St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH), and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.   Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the recruitment of candidates traditionally underrepresented on university faculties. Individuals of any race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, as are disabled individuals and veterans. The School of Medicine at Washington University is committed to finding solutions to global health problems, including ones that affect minority and disadvantaged populations.

Mark Prosperi





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