Clinical Teaching Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Education

Title Clinical Teaching Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Education
Department Name Medical Education
Supervisor Chair, Medical Education
Exempt Full-time/Part-time

Special Requirements and Conditions


Items Used

Computer, typical office equipment


The successful faculty member will serve as a Clinical Teaching Faculty within our learning communities’ program and will primarily be responsible for teaching and advising first and second year medical students. The faculty member will be expected to lead weekly small-group sessions on clinical cases as well as sessions related to professionalism, ethics, communication skills, cultural competency, public health and health systems. The faculty member will also be expected to play a key role in student advising and assessment and contribute to other learning activities in the department including curriculum development.

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.

Essential Function % Time

Clinical Teaching Faculty; Student Engagement; Pre-Clerkship Clinical Skills


  • Teaching duties related to the College program which include weekly small-group clinical case-based discussions as well as teaching sessions on topics related to public/population health, professionalism and ethics.
  • Student advising, mentoring and academic support within the College learning community
  • Work closely with Course Directors and fulfill administrative and curriculum development tasks related to the Year 1 and Year 2 integrated curriculum
  • Research and academic scholarly activity related to medical education
  • Participation in faculty development related to the Clinical Teaching Faculty program and other relevant curricular components
  • Participation in clinical skills teaching
  • Develop summative and formative assessments for the assigned lectures.
  • Other duties as assigned including serving on CUSM Committees.

Scholarly Activity

  • Engage in scholarly activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Position may include administrative oversight of the student educational research


  • Participate in administration duties including service on institutional committees as assigned
  • Participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion.

Essential Function % Time

Clinical Practice; Clinical Clerkship Faculty


  • Clinical practice opportunities at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) or affiliated teaching sites are available. Applicants desiring this opportunity should be board certified, be eligible for a California medical license and be eligible for clinical privileges in their specialty at ARMC.
  • Opportunity to have dual appointment in a clinical department and in Medical Education department

Minimum Requirements

  • A MD or DO degree with specialty board certification and eligibility for a medical license.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration and interdisciplinary work in a medical education environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  • Eligibility for appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the interdisciplinary Department of Medical Education.
  • Documentation of relevant scholarly and research activity.
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, training and assess peers and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • 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. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • 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; moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as current trends in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration.
  • Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.

To apply for an open position, please download and complete CUSM Employment Application. Please type in your signature and email your completed application to with your cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.