Chair of Division of Clinical Medicine at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Chair of Division of Clinical Medicine

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)  Butaro, Rwanda


Chair of Division of Clinical Medicine
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is on a mission to radically change the way health care is delivered around the world. UGHE is a new university based in Rwanda that is building the next generation of global health professionals—doctors, nurses, researchers, and public health and policy experts—into leaders and change makers who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.


Title: Chair of Division of Clinical Medicine

Department: School of Medicine

Reports to: Dean, School of Medicine

Location: Butaro & Kigali, Rwanda

The Chair of the Division of Clinical Medicine, under the supervision of the Dean, is directly responsible for the establishment, development, leadership, coordination, supervision, and assessment of clinical medicine education. This involves thorough planning and directing the implementation of different programs, policies, and procedures for the Division of Clinical Medicine.
The position holder will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses in clinical medicine using cutting-edge pedagogical methods. All UGHE faculty members are required to conduct research and pursue external grant funding. In addition, the Chair is expected to oversee the academic and administrative activities of the Division through direct supervision of the different heads of clinical academic departments. As such, the Chair will provide oversight to the development and the effective implementation of clinical medicine modules and promote the UGHE research agenda in the Division under the overall leadership of the Dean. The Chair will also be Head of the department of the relevant specialty they hold.


Teaching & learning

  • Coordinate the entire clinical teaching of medical students
  • Coordinate all schedules, sessions, and examinations of clinical year students at UGHE
  • Act as the academic head of the department of their specialization
  • Develop syllabi, modules, learning objectives, student assessments, case studies, simulations, problem-solving activities, and classroom activities for the specialty and department they are in charge of as Head
  • Write and oversee the preparation and delivery of examinations and assume responsibility for timely reporting of student grades to the Dean’s office
  • Develop, research and source course materials to be integrated into student assignments such as readings materials and teaching videos
  • Deliver interactive and engaging classroom instruction
  • Organize all course materials in a clear, presentable way on the UGHE learning management system
  • Teach laboratory classes and/or clinical simulation-based classes

Clinical service & mentorship

  • Provide clinical service, as assigned, at local hospitals, clinics, or other medical service units for the purpose of developing and maintaining clinical skills and instructing and supervising students of the school of medicine in their clinical rotations
  • Mentor and advise students and supervise student research projects

Curriculum development & evaluation

  • Lead the development and improvement of longitudinal, integrated courses in clinical medicine and in their field of specialization
  • Participate in regular curriculum integration meetings across the UGHE faculty, and support community-based learning
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the UGHE ongoing quality improvement and assessment program
  • Coordinate with the Educational Development and Quality Center at UGHE to implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching and courses


  • Act as the main liaison officer between UGHE, Butaro District Hospital, and other clinical teaching sites
  • Solicit and develop international institutional relationships and partnerships
  • Contribute to research at UGHE and to the development of a UGHE research agenda
  • Advance the prestige of UGHE through scholarly publication and research

Management & supervision

  • Recruit and coordinate full-time, part-time, and visiting faculty to co-teach clinical medicine at UGHE
  • Supervise the Head of Surgery, Head of Internal Medicine, Head of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Head of Pediatrics, and other clinical department heads
  • Support the hiring of clinical department heads
  • Supervise other faculty in the Division of Clinical Medicine
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistant and Coordinators at the Division of Clinical Medicine
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students


  • Chair the Division of Clinical Medicine Academic Council meeting and other relevant Division meetings
  • Manage course and simulation supplies relevant to clinical medicine, including ordering, stocking, preparation, and distribution
  • Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain academic activities at UGHE
  • Serve on university committees and represent the university on external committees as assigned
  • Assign, direct, coordinate, and integrate the division’s faculty teaching and clinical services schedule and load consistent with UGHE policy
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship, and development for junior members of the faculty, staff, and students
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or their designee


  • Medical doctor with speciality (or subspecialty) with current Board Certification and license to practice medicine in appropriate area of specialization
  • Demonstrable experience in integrated medical education teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable experience in curriculum development, clinical teaching, research, clinical trainee mentorship, and assessment
  • Five years (5) of academic experience as a full time faculty
  • Minimum academic title of assistant professor
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity, and administrative experience in a clinical, professional, research, or educational setting
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity, and administrative experience in a professional, research, or educational setting
  • Strong skills pertinent to teamwork, communication, staff management and supervision, analytic problem solving, and education advocacy
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate exemplary knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, simulation, and standardized laboratory settings and in clinical settings for students and residents
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates and educational formats
  • Demonstrate the ability to mentor and motivate students and peers
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here
Closing Date : 16th January, 2021.

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