Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Education Health Science Teaching Faculty

Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Education Health Science Teaching Faculty
Department Name Medical Education
Supervisor Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Chair, Department of Medical Education
Status Exempt/Full-time

Position Purpose

The primary responsibility is to teach M1/M2 Medical Students. The ideal applicant will have teaching experience in a health sciences academic environment and current ability to instruct students in subjects including histology, embryology and anatomy.

Essential Function

This faculty member has an essential role in providing interactive instruction to first- and second-year medical students with an emphasis on student engagement and active learning.
Responsibilities will/may include:

  • Developing and delivering content/instruction in embryology, histology and anatomy as part of an integrated organ systems-based curriculum of the pre-clerkship years of a MD program.
  • Formulating learning outcomes and competency standards
  • Collaborating with basic and clinical science educators to coordinate the integration of clinically based foundational sciences with other discipline content within organ/system-based courses.
  • Contributing actively to the processes of formative and summative student assessment including lab practicals, as well as developing and implementing effective remediation experiences for students when needed.

The successful candidate should have experience in teaching in an integrated, clinically relevant context within a system-based curriculum that incorporates anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and pathology.

Essential Requirements

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM

  • A Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent,. in a related discipline and undergraduate or graduate school teaching experience at accredited universities.
  • Eligible for appointment at the assistant/associate professor level.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, train and assess faculty members and students, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, and skill in analyzing information, and problem-solving.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion.
  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies, and procedures, as well as current trends in higher education. Knowledge and skills in planning/organization, and management; evidence of successful collaboration, and interdisciplinary work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the mission and vision of the university and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening, and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse groups; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment with moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.

Other Requirements and Conditions

  • Faculty members will also participate administrative duties, including service on standing committees of the school, either in an elected or an appointed capacity.
  • Engage in scholarly activities and participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Oversee or participate in student educational research projects course as required; participate in faculty development programs.
  • Additional / other faculty duties as assigned (e.g., substitute teaching when a colleague is sick).

California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) supports the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University

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