Boston University Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Pharmacology-Physiology & Biophysics

Position ID:Boston University Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine-Pharmacology-Physiology & Biophysics-AP2 [#26859]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Teaching stream faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Academic / Physiology, Pharmacology
Appl Deadline:2024/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/12/13, listed until 2024/03/15)
Position Description:    

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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month term Assistant Professor Educator position in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the teaching mission of the School, becoming a part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty committed to excellence in innovative education and scholarship. Our faculty are dedicated to providing the very best education of medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate students. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage rapid reply to this announcement from interested applicants. We aim to fill this position as soon as possible.

• Teaching: Responsibilities include teaching physiology and pharmacology throughout the preclinical years (M1/PA1, M2/PA2, D1, D2), and in 4th year (M4) electives, to medical, physician assistant, and dental students and teaching of physiology and pharmacology to graduate students in our Masters of Medical Sciences and Masters of Oral Health Sciences programs. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.
• Service: Responsibilities include course/curriculum design and development, as well as service on departmental and institutional committees. 
• Scholarship: Successful candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities that result in publications and professional presentations. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine recognizes innovative teaching and scholarly work in medical education as the path to promotion. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
• PhD or equivalent in physiology, pharmacology, or a closely related field 
• A minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a health sciences academic setting
• Evidence of excellence in teaching 
• A demonstrably collaborative approach, conducive to collegiality and mutual support 
• A passion for and commitment to developing novel pedagogical methods for delivering education to future health care professionals 
• A commitment to the education and academic success of students from underrepresented backgrounds 

Diversity & Inclusion at the BU Medical Campus

Home to the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University’s Medical Campus has a rich history of forging opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and trainees regardless of ethnicity, religion, or identity. Our School of Medicine traces its progressive roots back to 1848 and the founding of the New England Female Medical College—later, our School of Medicine—the first US institution to offer medical instruction to women, including training the nation’s first Black woman physician. The University conferred degrees on the first Native American physician and Black psychiatrist as well, in 1890 and 1897, respectively. We understand that diversity adds immeasurable value to intellectual development, academic discourse, and patient care and research, and is essential to the development of future leaders in healthcare. That clarity of vision persists today. 

Many of our students and faculty practice at Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. More than half of its patients are from underserved populations, including those who have lower income, are elderly, or whose primary language is not English. Our schools of dentistry and public health similarly cater to the well-being of all Bostonians, particularly vulnerable and diverse communities, from developing outreach to people who are homeless to conducting the longest-running study in the country examining health issues among Black women. 

Together, the health programs on our Medical Campus continuously strive for an inclusive and equitable culture by collaborating across departments in curriculum development, faculty recruitment and retention, and dedication to improving the education and experience students receive in delivering healthcare to an increasingly diverse patient population. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. For more information, see:

To apply: All applications must be submitted via:
For full consideration, applications MUST include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of at least three references. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit letters. For any inquiries, please contact Michelle Wiggins:

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Further Info:
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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, W302
700 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118-2526