University of Massachusetts Medical School, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

1156 13255
Position ID:UMASSMED-Radiology/Nuclear Medicine-PHYS2 [#13255]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor level
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/02/06, finished 2019/12/08, listed until 2019/12/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Position: Physiology/Medical Educator, UMass Medical School Worcester, MA

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is a vibrant and collaborative environment, providing outstanding medical education to 162 students per year. Under the Learner-centered Integrated Curriculum, students experience seamless education across the pre-clinical and clinical years. We are seeking a Medical Educator to fill a non-tenured track position teaching Physiology. Candidates with a MD (or equivalent) or MD PhD will be considered. Candidates may hold a joint appointment in the respective clinical department and allocate a percentage of their time (up to 50%) for clinical activities.

The successful candidate will serve as course director for the Physiology component of our first year Development Structure and Function (DSF) course, and will work with a team of medical educators to redesign and implement an integrated, comprehensive curriculum teaching Physiology. While not required for this position, candidates with the ability to also teach in mutually agreed upon areas of Pharmacology is desired.

The DSF course provides first-year medical students with a basis of understanding how the normal human body is built and how it functions. This 5-month, ~290 contact hour course, runs from the end of September through the end of February, and integrates disciplines of human embryology, physiology, histology, anatomy and clinical imaging. DSF focuses on a study of normal development, structure and function and emphasizes the relationship between structure and function at the cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism levels. DSF is currently co-directed by four UMMS faculty: a physiologist, an anatomist, a histologist and a radiologist.

Specific responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to):

• Scheduling and coordinating lectures for each of the component “blocks”; e.g. Respiratory, Cardiovascular, GI, etc.

• Working with DSF co-leaders to determine optimal pedagogies (lectures, flipped learning, small group teaching, conferences, audience response, laboratories, etc).

• Recruiting additional faculty to give the required lectures in each content area or to give the lectures him/herself, using a consistent framework for lecture style and content.

• Promoting critical thinking skills in conference-style, case-based problem-solving sessions, giving students a chance to engage with and interpret clinical lab data.

• Working in close collaboration with other DSF co-course directors to develop clinical correlations that emphasize histology and (patho)physiology of the organ systems under study.

In addition, the successful candidate should indicate a strong interest in integrative, multidisciplinary medical education and will be expected to actively pursue new approaches to enhance the school’s integrated curriculum; examples of which include: • Experiences in crafting and monitoring medical student milestones.

• Uses of simulation and other technology to support teaching, development of new curricular components and educational materials, and implementation of new methods for student assessment. Applicants will have available the full resources of our iCELS (interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation) .

• Developing curricular materials to be used for self-directed remote learning.

• Expansion of interprofessional collaboration.

• Mentoring students in capstone projects.

We are seeking a candidate with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills who has demonstrated success as an educator. The applicant should show evidence of engagement and productivity in the scholarship of teaching by dissemination of their work through peer-reviewed publications or presentations, and by involvement in regional and national level organizations. There are numerous opportunities for research in areas of clinical and basic science interest, as well as opportunities for research in the process of medical education.

UMass Medical School appointment and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s discipline qualifications and experience.The application period will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by 4/30/2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching accomplishments and future objectives to:

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Jenna Gerrish
55 Lake Avenue North, Rm S7-111
Worcester, MA 01655

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