Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
Medical Educators contribute to the University's mission through teaching, research and service, with some variation in roles and responsibilities according to credentials and experience. Specific educational program and other academic assignments are negotiated with the Chair of the Department of Medical Education. For Clinician Medical Educators, the percent of time and effort dedicated to clinical practice is negotiated with the Chair of the Department of Medical Education and specific clinical duties are negotiated with the Chair of the designated TTUHSC/PLFSOM Clinical Department. The successful candidate will:
Provide instruction and integration in the basic and clinical sciences using various teaching methods including lectures, laboratories, demonstrations, interactive computer-based exercises, small group discussions, team-taught classroom activities
Provide medical education approximately 80% time and effort, primarily delivering the first and second year medical student curriculum
Basic Science Medical Educators will participate in scholarly activity approximately 20% time and effort (emphasizing scholarship in either their primary area of scientific expertise or in medical education or in both domains)
Clinician Medical Educators will participate in clinical practice at approximately 20% time and effort through the TTUHSC/PLFSOM Clinical Department associated with their practice specialty
Provide supervision and evaluation of medical student performance
Actively participate in ongoing educational program development and continuous quality improvement in support of the school's innovative clinical presentation-based curriculum
Work collaboratively to integrate basic science and clinical learning objectives into a seamless interdisciplinary four year medical school curriculum (as ultimately directed by the School of Medicine and its Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee)
Adhere to institutional policies and procedures
Demonstrate professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine's Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility
Service on departmental and institutional committees and task forces as assigned
Fulfill administrative duties as negotiated with the Department Chair
Academic rank will be determined based on the candidate's credentials and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Guidelines for Faculty Appointments, Tenure and Promotion.
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity. Basic Science Medical Educator:
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in physiology, human anatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry or a related biomedical science (M.D. candidates without a Ph.D. in a relevant biomedical science must have additional credentials related to advanced scientific training and scholarship)
Demonstrated expertise in physiology, human anatomy, pharmacology, and/or biochemistry including a record of substantial achievement in biomedical science teaching and scholarship (as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and by a substantial record of direct classroom and laboratory-based instruction, curriculum design, course or program management, and favorable evaluations by students and peers)
Clinician Medical Educator:
M.D./D.O. or equivalent medical degree
In addition to the minimum qualifications for Basic Science Medical Educator (as listed above), physician candidates applying for the Clinician Medical Educator option must be Board Certified (ABMS recognized), qualify for an unrestricted Texas Medical License and must agree to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License within 2 years of employment. All other candidates will be considered under the Basic Science Medical Educator option.
Experience with development and delivery of a course or major course components in physiology, human anatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry or related biomedical science at an LCME accredited medical school
Experience with innovative teaching methods including team teaching, problem-based learning, interactive large group presentations, and computer-based interactive teaching programs
Experience with computer-based programs for curriculum management such as Blackboard
Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education
Previous publications in the medical education literature
Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding
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Other Documents Supporting Qualifications Professional License/Certification Professional/Personal Reference
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.