Director, Problem Based Learning

hmh-seton hall som Nutley Requisition # 2018-61254 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysFive of 6 On CallOn-Call Commitment Required Standard hours per week40

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The PBL Director will oversee the design and delivery of Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum within the integrated case-based curriculum at the School of Medicine. The SOM PBL curriculum is a weekly component of the pre-clerkship (Phase 1) curriculum. All weeks within Phase 1 will be framed by a weekly patient-presentation which will (1) scaffold all content taught (from the Biomedical, Behavioral, Social, and Health Systems Sciences) within the week; (2) include the self-directed learning curriculum; and (3) anchor instruction in clinical reasoning.


1.Work with SOM faculty to write, revise and implement the PBL curriculum throughout the Phase 1 curriculum. 2.Ensure PBL cases available in the curriculum are appropriate and are linked across the integrated case-based curriculum. 3.Recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluation a cohort of PBL facilitators, who will lead small group sessions to deliver the PBL curriculum. 4.Responsible for the creation of faculty development initiatives related to PBL facilitation. 5.Responsible for conducting and supporting faculty in scholarship related to educational research. 6.Significant involvement in the development and implementation of an innovative curriculum. 7.Provide service to the School of Medicine and professional communities, to assist in LCME accreditation activities, and to engage in and/or support innovative scholarship and research to advance knowledge.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1.M.D or D.O degree. 2.Experience in development and delivery of Problem-based learning cases and curricula. 3.Understanding and experience with educational strategies in clinical reasoning training. 4.Understanding of self-directed, active learning, and adult learning theory. 5.Experience in creation of faculty development initiatives. 6.Exceptional organizational, communication, supervisory, and team skills. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1.Higher education experience and leadership. 2.Diverse experience with active learning pedagogies, including Team-based learning and large group active learning. 3.Experience in LCME accreditation activities and development of new medical schools. 4.Development of new medical schools/programs. Licenses and Certifications Required: Licenses and Certifications Preferred: