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Medical Educator - Physiology, Assistant/Associate/Professor Level - UMass Medical School

University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655-0002
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Title: Assistant / Associate / Professor Level



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 acitivities.


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 teachingPhysiology. 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) http://www.umassmed.edu/icels/ .

  • 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 apply to the URL link provided below.



UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.



RESPONSE METHOD:  Application Options:

Applicants should apply at the URL provided below: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13255





First Name: Jenna

Last Name: Gerrish

Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Company Confidential: No

Email: jenna.gerrish@umassmed.edu


Posted: 2019-02-15 Expires: 2019-05-16

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Medical Educator - Physiology, Assistant/Associate/Professor Level - UMass Medical School

University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655-0002

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