Associate Director of Curriculum and Programs

Stanford University in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 18, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, the  Associate Director of Curriculum and Programs is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated communications curriculum in graduate education with broad faculty support.  This curriculum will include workshops/programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with emphases in grant writing, fellowship opportunities, oral and written communications, and professional and career development. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and present workshops associated with grant writing, proposal submissions, and submitting award applications.
  • Develop grant initiatives to bring new training grant income to the School of Medicine; collaborate with internal and external constituents.
  • Research and organize fellowship program opportunities that encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply, increasing the number of internal and external applications.
  • Identify conceptual gaps and develop a cohesive and evolving curriculum.  Leverage strategic resources and diverse expertise of the faculty across the campus.
  • Collaborate with faculty to create a curriculum that adapts to the changing nature of the scientific field.  Integrate academic, professional and career development for graduate students and postdocs in a holistic manner.
  • In collaboration with the SAD and Assistant Deans, facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of overall curriculum, including content for short courses, workshops and trainings for graduate students and postdocs associated with grant writing, presentation skills, communication etc. (organization of course material, faculty participation, provide direct writing feedback to students and postdocs, organize peer-to-peer sessions).
  • Explore benefits from different teaching models, including on-line and flipped classroom.
  • Develop instructional strategies to enhance pedagogy and instructional technology use.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with various partners, both internally at Stanford and externally.

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