Clinical Senior Lecturer / Clinical Reader in MBBS Assessment
GKT are seeking to appoint a Consultant Senior Lecturer or Reader in MBBS assessment who will take on take on a spectrum of assessment leadership roles according to the needs of the programme and expertise of the appointee. This is likely to include Directing MBBS Assessments as a whole in due course, overseeing the implementation of the Medical Licensing Assessment and ensuring that assessment strategy remains innovative and supportive of student learning on the domestic programmes and across Educational Partnerships, as appropriate.
This senior academic will add pedagogical research expertise to the assessments team and will work closely with other senior faculty and professional services staff to enhance the student experience and address elements such as differential attainment with constructive and inclusive strategies.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for five years in the first instance.
This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent.
The ideal candidate will be expected to be working as a clinician for the remaining 40% part of a full-time role in the relevant clinical specialty.
- To drive the MBBS assessment strategy, working with the MBBS Assessment Board Chair to ensure MBBS assessment at GKT remains forward-thinking and high quality.
- To ensure that the broader assessment functions including mitigating circumstances and appeals panels operate according to best practice and KCL requirements.
- To ensure aspects relating to the UKMLA are addressed for the GKT programme.
- To derive and deliver a strategy for evaluating student performance data to identify and address aspects such as the attainment gap, working with appropriate academic and professional services colleagues.
- To work with colleagues to address student feedback requirements.
- To work collaboratively to support other members of the senior team in delivering an excellent educational experience for students, mindful of King’s Strategic Vision 2029.
- To pursue pedagogical scholarship related to the core functions of this role
- To work with academic and professional service colleagues to ensure that students undertaking a medical degree across the footprint of KCL MBBS programmes are aligned in terms of educational quality, assessment, and outcomes.
- To support and develop academic, clinical, and professional services colleagues as appropriate in order to grow capacity and depth across assessment provision; informing and conducting PDR cycles and managing performance as required.
- To liaise with colleagues across other UK medical schools, as appropriate, to support and inform the senior team.
- To work closely with Faculty Education Services to support University Faculty and School initiatives, as appropriate.
- To deputise for the Dean of Medical Education as appropriate.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. Primary medical Qualification
2. Educational Qualification: FHEA or equivalent
3. Registered with General Medical Council
4. Active participation in CPD and associated appraisal of Educational Role (either through NHS or University processes, to include up to date Equality and Diversity Training)
5. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of undergraduate medical education.
6. Demonstrable knowledge and skills in written, clinical, project and portfolio-based assessment, and in training others in these areas
7. Experience in delivering and evaluating assessment in the MBBS context
8. Proven experience in driving change in education according to psychometric analysis
9. Experience in compiling, reviewing and acting upon data
10. Experience in developing pedagogic research relating to assessment
11. Ability to work with a wide range of clinical and academic colleagues across University and NHS Trusts
12. Advanced skills in leading and managing an educational team
13. High level communication skills
14. The ability to problem solve and achieve desired results within programme constraints
15. Ability to work collaboratively with students and the Academic Centre to enhance outcomes and evaluation
16. Ability to persuade and influence colleagues
1. License to Practice with the General Medical Council