University of Alberta

Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) Evaluation Lead

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - Postgraduate Medical Education

Competition No.  -    A104436415
Closing Date  -    Jul 23, 2018

Reporting to the Director, Administration, in Postgraduate Medical Education, the Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) Evaluation Lead will be responsible for independent design, analysis, and synthesis of CBME projects.  The purpose of this position is to collaborate with PME CBME leadership, CBME implementation teams and programs to lead scholarly program evaluation projects.  Staff in all units within the PME will work collaboratively to advance medical education delivery both centrally and across discipline specific programs.

This role involves close partnership with the Associate Dean, PME and the Director for CBME implementation, along with medical educators and medical education researchers and administrators outside of the central PME office to advance CBME program evaluation initiatives and conduct collaborative studies. It is desired that the comprehensive program of evaluation of CBME implementation at the University of Alberta will both inform education practice and produce information worthy of scholarly dissemination.

Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment activities include:

  • Participating in the planning of the evaluation and assessment program review, design and revision.
  • Research the best assessment and program evaluation methods, compile data to inform policy.
  • Provide input on the overall direction, and long-term strategic planning of data-gathering instruments and systems.
  • Collaborate in the development of data-gathering instruments, and collection of data.
  • Analyze, summarize and report on data collected.
  • Compile and analyze program evaluation results to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Create summary reports on performance outcomes and provide comparative data.
  • Assist in the development of accreditation documents as they relate to assessment and program evaluation systems.
  • Organize, facilitate and conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection, management and analysis:
    • Conduct surveys, interviews, focus groups, testing or classroom observation.
    • Coordinate data analysis, including verification and correction as necessary utilizing statistical and qualitative analysis software.
    • Prepare oral and written assessment reports summarizing data analysis results, including description of methods and analysis of results.
  • Participate in research relevant to residents and program outcomes.          

Collaboration, Teamwork and Interpersonal Communication activities include:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with faculty, staff and administrators to design, develop, and facilitate implementation of comprehensive systems:
    • Assessment to monitor and promote ongoing enhancements of the curriculum and instructional methods for residents.
  • Collaborate with staff and faculty at other institutions in the development of systems and research related to assessment and program evaluation systems.
  • Translate evolving educational evaluation and assessment strategies and trends, including emerging technologies to advise to academic leadership.
  • Participate on appropriate committees.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with other Medical Education Specialists to share expertise and promote growth.

 Workshops and Faculty Development activities include:

  • Contribute to faculty development efforts related to student assessment, program evaluation and education research methods through content delivery as well as direct assistance.


  • Doctoral degree (preferred) in Education or in a related field with a focus in the area(s) of evaluation and/or research, information management or statistics.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, including facility with mixed methods.
  • Project development and management experience, including database development and management. Experience during the course of training will be considered.
  • Statistical expertise including proficiency in statistical and data analysis software such as SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, nVivo and/or Atlas Ti.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, researchers, administrators, learners and institutional leaders from various backgrounds and at many levels of authority.
  • Ability to represent the University of Alberta PME unit at relevant conferences and meetings (e.g., ICRE Annual Meeting etc.) and present findings from scholarly program evaluation studies.
  • Strong research skills (research design, data collection and quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods data analysis).
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and be adaptable to change.
  • Member in good standing of the Canadian Evaluation Society. “CE” designation is an asset but not required.
  • A record of scholarly achievement, evidenced by publications produced for public settings and/or in peer-reviewed journals is an asset but not required.
  • Experience in medical education evaluation projects preferred but not required.

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an end date of June 30, 2020, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits along with an annual salary range of $74,084 to $92,620.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.