• Neuroscience Faculty

    Location AN-Saint Maarten
    Job ID
    2018-105396
    Institution
    American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Department
    Academics
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

     Neuroscience Faculty - St. Maarten

     

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC): Where teaching and mentoring aspiring physicians on their journey to successful careers is paramount. We use a curriculum that aims towards horizontal, vertical and spiral integration of courses using didactic as well as active-learning strategies.

    Our dedicated faculty are part of a caring, collaborative educational community working toward one common goal: student success. Discover what it’s like to live and work internationally while developing the talents of bright, dedicated medical students. We have high expectations: You should, too. Here, you can make a difference –an AUC difference.

    AUC is actively seeking experienced Neuroscience Faculty to join a dynamic teaching group in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology. The Neuroscience Faculty members team-teach the neuroscience course which is taught to second-year medical students three times per year. The successful candidate will have had significant experience teaching medical students a comprehensive, medical neuroscience curriculum in accredited U.S., Canadian or British medical education institutions with demonstrated competence in course administration.

    Responsibilities

    • This is a full time teaching position
    • Clear delivery of a comprehensive, up-to-date course in medical neuroscience. The course is taught in approximately 65 hours, three times a year. There are 100 to 225 students per class.
    • Digital dissemination of course material to fourth semester medical students that is readily understood, current, and enables students to maximize their performance on USMLE Subject Exams and USMLE.
    • Integration of neuroscience course material with the other basic sciences and clinical medicine.
    • Providing USMLE style questions in neuroscience for examinations in the course.
    • Advising medical students in neuroscience during daily office hours and when needed by appointment.
    • Assuming other duties as may be required, including Course Director.
    • Attending one conference per year.
    • Completes other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • M.D. and/or Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school (preferred)
    • Associate Professor or higher - strongly preferred
    • Multiple years of experience teaching medical neuroscience to medical students, preferably at an American or Canadian medical school
    • Passion for teaching medical students
    • Experinece teaching in an integrated curriculum desired
    • Experience writing USMLE style questions required
    • Flexible and adaptable qualities are highly desired
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    All Faculty members are expected to continue their professional development and/or scholarly achievement, their public and/or professional service and actively participate in university life.

     

    Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    Please attach your CV and letter of intent, including a list of the Neuroscience lectures that you have given to second-year medical students, with your application.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an international medical school preparing physicians for careers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. AUC was founded in 1978 and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the World Health Organization. AUC offers a diversity of students, primarily US citizens and permanent residents, with the opportunity to pursue a high-quality medical education. AUC graduates are practicing medicine in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States, with many earning Chief Resident positions and other positions of leadership.

    AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum, with two years of medical sciences taught at the St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. AUC is known for its student–centered environment, a faculty passionate about teaching, and a commitment to giving students who have the desire, the persistence, and the intellectual capacity an opportunity to become outstanding physicians. In 2013, AUC achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).

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