SOM, Master of Biomedical Sciences, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-SOM, Master of Biomedical Sciences-POSTDOC [#10768]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27703, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Health Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/01/19, listed until 2018/07/19)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Code: 3820
FLSA: E
Job Level: 00
Revised Date: 06/01/2007 Job Family: JF 27

Postdoctoral Associate in Medical Education Administration, Duke University School of Medicine

Occupational Summary:
Conduct independent and collaborative teaching, educational research, and administrative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic career in health professions/biomedical sciences education. The ideal candidate has aspirations to pursue a career in health professions education as their primary focus, with scholarly activities in teaching, learning and assessment, as opposed to “bench” or “translational research” in biomedical science. The Postdoctoral Associate will have an assigned faculty mentor who will meet with him/her regularly, and have a minimum of quarterly performance evaluations.Working with this individual, the Postdoctoral Associate will develop an individualized learning plan, a timeline for completion, one or more academic products, and identify needed resources.

The Postdoctoral Associate will report to Dr. Kathryn Andolsek, Assistant Dean for Premedical Education for the Duke School of Medicine. This will be a full-time position, renewable after the first year contingent on performance and funding. Please see the Duke University Postdoctoral Policy at http:// www.postdoc.duke.edu/policies-and-forms for information on postdoctoral appointment, salary, and benefits.

EXPECTATIONS:
• During the first fellowship year, the Postdoctoral Associate will assist in the design, implementation, assessment, and enhancement of biological science courses in the integrated human biological sciences curriculum mentored by a member of the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences faculty.

• During the second year, the Postdoctoral Associate will have progressive independence in designing, delivering, and assessing identified curricular components. In the final 6 months, the Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to teach an elective for which they will have designed a syllabus and identified appropriate content, pedagogy and assessment strategies, or contribute to other courses (required or elective) in substantive and original ways that enhances or transforms the learning experience for students.

• The Postdoctoral Associate will be a participating associate member of Duke AHEAD (Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development) and is strongly encouraged to participate in relevant activities, workshops, and committees, including the Duke AHEAD Certificate Program in Health Professions Education and Teaching.

• The Postdoctoral Associate will develop skills in academic advisement by participating with Duke MBS faculty and MBS students.

• The Postdoctoral Associate will complete one or more scholarly medical education project(s) to be submitted/disseminated externally (e.g. poster presentation or abstract at a national/international meeting; submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal).

• The Postdoctoral Associate will ideally be intellectually connected to their pertinent discipline with professional development and continuing education opportunities such as seminars, discipline-specific workshops, and engagement in the aligned academic community.

Experience:
The Postdoctoral Associate should hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate in a basic science field such as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organ systems physiology, neurosciences, embryology, histology, immunology, or pathology. Alternative credentials such as a clinical doctorate with experience in biomedical science research (e.g., MD, DO, DVM, DPT) may be considered on a case by case basis.

Experience, Skills and Attributes
Successful candidates will have:

• An integrated biomedical sciences background with significant experience in two or more of the following disciplines: anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organ systems physiology, neurosciences, development biology, pharmacology, immunology or pathology.

• Collaborative style.

• Strong communication and presentation skills.

• Experience as a teaching assistant or equivalent, ideally at the undergraduate and graduate or professional school level.

• A statement of teaching philosophy (to be submitted with CV and 3 references at the time of application).

• Personal characteristics such as conscientiousness, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, team spirit, ability to take initiative.

• A track record of scholarly publications is preferred, and ideally will include educational scholarship.

• Applicants from communities that are historically underrepresented in the health professions are encouraged to apply.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Mentoring:
In addition to Dr. Andolsek, the Postdoctoral Associate will meet regularly with an assigned biomedical sciences faculty mentor and the Director of Duke AHEAD. There will be a minimum of quarterly performance evaluations by Dr. Andolsek. The Postdoctoral Associate will develop an individualized learning plan, potential academic projects, a timeline for completion of all requirements and the identification of needed resources.

Timeline:
Months 1-6

• Identify a relevant MBS biomedical science faculty mentor.

• Complete a self assessment of teaching and assessment skills.

• Develop mentoring plan to set educational goals.

• Assist in the design, implementation, assessment and enhancement of biological science courses in the integrated human biological sciences curriculum mentored by a member of the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences faculty.

• Develop skills in the pedagogy of team based learning.

• Apply to and engage in the Duke University School of Medicine Academy for Health Professions Education (Duke AHEAD) year long Educator Professional Development Program: https://dukeahead.duke.edu/how-we-can-help/faculty-development

• Enroll in Duke AHEAD and begin certificate program: https://dukeahead.duke.edu/events-announcements/announcements/duke-ahead-certificate- program-interprofessional-education-and

• Apply, if relevant and consistent with learning plan, to one or more of the following professional development programs, recognizing that there is no guarantee of acceptance.
  • Emerging Leaders Institute: https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/program/emerging- leaders-instituteo
  • Bass Instructional Fellowship https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/programs/bass-instructional-fellowships.
• Intellectually connect with their primary basic science discipline with professional development and continuing education opportunities, such as attending seminars, discipline-specific workshops, and engagement in the aligned academic community

• Develop an online portfolio through Duke AHEAD.

• Meet at least monthly with mentor and Duke AHEAD director

• Meet with Dr. Andolsek monthly, and at months 3 and 6 for performance feedback.

Months 7-12
• Assist in the design, implementation, assessment and enhancement of biological science courses in the integrated human biological sciences curriculum mentored by a member of the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences faculty.

• Continue to participate in Duke AHEAD by participating in the Certificate program. Began first scholarly project of descriptive survey of postbacc program; professional development: Gopen, Summer Institute, Entering Mentoring.

• Complete an evaluation of the first year, including self-assessment of skills and updated learning plan for Year 2.

• Design and plan implementation of a relevant scholarly project in medical education research.

• Remain intellectually connected to discipline with professional development and continuing education opportunities, such as attending seminars, discipline-specific workshops, and engagement in the aligned academic community.

• Collaborate with other Postdoctoral Associates in Graduate Biomedical Education formally and informally. When appropriate, participate in the signature programs through the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion/office- biomedical-graduate-diversity/signature-programming

• Meet at least monthly with mentor and Duke AHEAD director

• Meet with Dr. Andolsek monthly, and at months 3 and 6 for performance feedback.

Months 12-18
• Refine individualized learning plan.

• Develop progressive independence in designing, delivering, and assessing identified curricular components.

• Teach one or more components of the biological science courses, mentored by a member of the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences faculty.

• Implement one or more scholarly medical education project(s) to be submitted/disseminated externally (e.g. poster presentation or abstract at a national/international meeting; submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal).

• Participate in the advising of Duke MBS students.

• Remain intellectually connected to discipline with professional development and continuing education opportunities, such as attending seminars, discipline-specific workshops, and engagement in the aligned academic community.

• Serve on admission committee and one or more program committees (with feedback). Discussion with mentor/advisor on appropriate committee

• Meet at least monthly with mentor and Duke AHEAD director.

• Meet with Dr. Andolsek monthly, and at months 3 and 6 for performance feedback.

Months 19-24
• Teach one or more components of the biological science courses, mentored by a member of the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences faculty.

• Complete and disseminate a scholarly medical education project to be submitted/disseminated externally (e.g. poster presentation or abstract at a national/international meeting; submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal).

• Remain intellectually connected to discipline with professional development and continuing education opportunities, such as attending seminars, discipline-specific workshops, and engagement in the aligned academic community.

• Collaborate with other Postdoctoral Associates in Graduate Biomedical Education formally and informally. When appropriate, participate in the signature programs through the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion/office- biomedical-graduate-diversity/signature-programming

• Complete an evaluation of the program, including self-assessment of skills

• Meet at least monthly with mentor and Duke AHEAD director

• Meet with Dr. Andolsek monthly, and at months 3 and 6 for performance feedback.

Start Date: The optimal expected start date is July 1, 2018. Applicants will be considered beginning December 1, 2017 until the position is filled.

Application:
To apply, email CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 professional references to:
Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences Attn: Postdoc Hiring Manager dukembs@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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