• Faculty - Molecular & Cellular Biology

    Location AN-Saint Maarten
    Job ID
    American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance


    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC):  Where teaching and mentoring aspiring physicians on their journey to successful healthcare careers is paramount.


    Our dedicated faculty is 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.


    Education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Effective teachers are sought, particularly individuals who are interested in improving medical education and who work well on a team. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.





    • Reporting to the Semester Lead for Molecular and Cell Biology or designee.
    • Develop course syllabi to direct and guide students in what they can expect to learn.

    • Ensure a delivery of complete, up-to-date Power-Point lectures.

    • Develop effective examinations noting that in each subject area, students’ abilities are tested by using applications and vignettes instead of definitions.

    • Promote the integration of Molecular and Cell Biology concepts horizontally and vertically through the curriculum.

    • Provide, with other faculty, student counseling where needed.

    • Review test items with students after each examination.

    • Encouraged to develop research opportunities in their discipline, educational issues, or in relevant health systems.

    • Assist with the recruitment of new faculty.

    • Assure the Molecular & Cell Biology course meets accreditation standards.

    • Develop collegial relationships with other faculty.

    • Be evaluated by a course director to develop and implement lectures and other innovative teaching methods designed to facilitate learning.

    • Assume other duties as may be required.  All faculty members are expected to continue their professional development and/or scholarly achievement, exhibit leadership in University, public and professional venues and actively participate in University life including service to the University and its students.





    • M.D. and/or Ph.D. from an accredited medical or graduate school
    • Multiple years of teaching medical molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics
    • Experience and/or familiarity with American medical school curriculum is adventageous
    • Strong teaching skills and experience evaluating students, faculty and developing course syllabi that optimize student understanding
    • Interest in medical education
    • Desire for self-improvement
    • Flexibility and ability to work well on a team
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


    A competitive salary, relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits package await the right candidate!



    Remuneration: Based on rank.  Housing allowance is generally provided along with RT airfares of the individual and family.  All faculty are encouraged to attend one conference/year.


    Work Schedule: Per Faculty Handbook, all full time faculty members must maintain office hours each day from Monday to Friday and are required to remain on campus until the last day of final examinations and must report back to campus the day before classes begin.


    Please send your CV with a cover letter explaining your interest in teaching Molecular & Celullar Biology full-time at AUC along with a list of the titles of relevant lectures you have given to second-year medical students.

    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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