External Job Postings – Associate Director, Curriculum (Indigenous Communities & Health)

Associate Director, Curriculum (Indigenous Communities & Health)

Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Medicine
Associate Director, Curriculum (Indigenous Communities & Health)
Toronto, ON

The Associate Director, Curriculum plays an integral role in shaping the course of medical education within the School of Medicine. With six distinct Course Programs — Practice of Medicine, Health Systems Sciences, Community and Global Health, Professional and Personal Development, Person-Centred Care, and Indigenous Communities & Health—each Associate Director ensures that their respective program’s content aligns with the overarching vision and mission of the School of Medicine and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).

The Associate Director, Curriculum, Indigenous Communities & Health at TMU School of Medicine is a pivotal leadership role ensuring alignment with the institutional vision and mission. This involves strategic curriculum development, implementation, and improvement to enhance educational experiences for medical students. In collaboration with various leaders such as the Director and Associate Directors of Curriculum, Thread Leads, and other relevant stakeholders, the Associate Director, Curriculum, Indigenous Communities & Health is a subject matter expert and aims to develop competency-based curricula that are aligned with accreditation standards and evolving medical education needs, providing essential skills for clinical practice.


  • For MD Applicants
    • Completion of a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent (i.e. MBBS).
    • Must have or be eligible for an appointment to the TMU Clinical Faculty.
    • Must be eligible to hold an appointment at a TMU School of Medicine affiliated clinical partner institution or academic health centre.
    • Physician in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and active membership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or equivalent.
  • For other Doctoral Applicants
    • Completion of a Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent in a related field, or a combination of formal education and work/lived experience in medical education and/or Indigenous Communities & Health.
    • Must hold a TMU TFA faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher.
  • At least 3 years’ of experience in Indigenous Health education and/or as a member of a School of Medicine clinical faculty, preferably with experience in designing and delivering medical education, including curriculum development and innovation.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in medical education and must have evidence of administrative and curricular responsibilities in a Medical School educational activity.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the implementation of competency-based education.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Indigenous Ways of Being, Knowing and Doing to lead in and enable design and delivery within and across the UGME curriculum.
  • Ability to lead curriculum and/or assessment development and innovation with change management for the Indigenous Communities & Health area. 
  • Experience with Indigenous pedagogical approaches to learning.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to engage in collaborative consultations and effective respectful communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success working in collaborative in-person and virtual teams.
  • Ability to meet pressured and tight deadlines and outcomes.
  • Experience with embedding EDI into administrative activities and leadership practices and insights on integrating these values into the Indigenous Communities & Health curriculum development.
  • Strong commitment and focus to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in learning, patient care and leadership, with a track record of advancing EDI and decolonization.
  • Record of educational research, and publication/presentations for peer review.
  • Knowledge, understanding and/or experience in the Indigenous Communities & Health area with a focus on quality improvement processes and application through educational evaluation in medical education.

Full Job Description

Application Process:
The preference is for applications to be submitted online through the Google form available here. If a candidate does not have access to a Google account, applications may be submitted via email to medicine@torontomu.caPlease read full application requirements here.

Posting Closing Date:
June 14, 2024

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