Physiology Faculty - Full Time, St. Maarten

Location AN-Sint Maarten
Job ID
2020-115912
Institution
American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
Department
Physiology
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Global - Salaried

Opportunity at a Glance

The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, open rank faculty position teaching Physiology to first and second year medical students on its Medical Sciences Campus, located on Sint Maarten; a 37-square-mile Caribbean island located approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. Sint Maarten is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It shares the island with St. Martin, a collectivity of France, and as a result, boasts a vibrant blend of cultures. Though English is spoken everywhere and the US dollar is the accepted currency in Sint Maarten, the diversity of cultures, cuisines, and nationalities (estimated at over 100) on the island make for an exciting environment for living and learning.

 

AUC is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The mission of AUC School of Medicine is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. More than 7000+ graduating physicians from 73 countries form our robust alumni network. The AUC School of Medicine Medical Doctor degree is a four-year program. The overall curriculum comprises of 10 semesters: 5 semesters of Medical Sciences taught at the Medical Sciences Campus on Sint Maarten and 5 semesters of Clinical Sciences taught at US or United Kingdom hospitals affiliated with the university.

 

Medical education is the primary focus of our Medical Sciences Faculty, although research opportunities exist in the area of medical education. We seek a faculty member that can teach across the full range of medical physiology, as we are transitioning to an organ system-based curriculum. We are looking for dynamic, adaptive, flexible colleagues who are interested in teaching in a variety of ways, open to utilizing and embracing technology, interacting with students in small group learning formats and creating materials for teaching, which may include videos, digital workbooks, etc.

Responsibilities

 

  • Prepare course material (handouts, practice questions, etc.)
  • Deliver effective lectures and workshops
  • Facilitate small group learning opportunities using case and problem based learning approaches
  • Work one on one with our highly motivated students
  • Cooperate with our Learning Enhancement Center in supporting improved student learning
  • Write and review NBME-style questions for practice and assessments
  • Prepare and evaluate examinations to assess student accomplishments
  • Participate in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum, particularly with departmental colleagues
  • Actively participate in professional activities to improve teaching & subject matter competence
  • Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • PhD in Physiology, or equivalent or MD/PhD
  • Broad knowledge of Physiology
  • Ability to relate concepts to clinical scenarios
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Flexibility and ability to work well on a team
  • Prior teaching experience at a North American or United Kingdom medical school preferred
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in postsecondary teaching/medical education preferred
  • Documented record of teaching effectiveness desirable
  • Educational technology skills, including use of e-learning management systems, audience response systems, online examinations, videoconferencing, desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate use of active teaching methods preferred
  • Familiarity with electronic platforms used in academic content delivery and /or learning applications.



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We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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AUC offers a competitive benefits package, including relocation assistance to and from Sint Maarten, a retirement program, health care benefits, tax concessions and a generous annual leave program. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

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. We believe that today’s complex healthcare landscape requires a different type of doctor, one who is globally minded and capable of working as part of a cohesive team to deliver empathetic, extraordinary care to diverse patient populations. AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum with two years of medical sciences taught at our St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. AUC is proud to have more than 7,000 alumni eligible for licensure in all 50 states and practicing medicine as chief residents, department chairs, program directors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and community advocates.

 

AUC’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians whose service to their communities and patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. Learn more about AUC, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.aucmed.edu.

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