The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is seeking exceptional individuals to serve as Teaching Specialized Faculty with a focus in medical education facilitation. This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. Primary responsibilities will include guiding small groups of medical students in case-driven, problem-based active learning experiences that integrate the basic sciences, engineering concepts, and clinical experiences in the first year and a half of the curriculum. The faculty will use active learning methodologies that focus on empowering medical students to take responsibility for their own learning in all aspects of the educational program in conjunction with standards and expectations set by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Curriculum Committee. This position will report to the head of the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences.
Facilitate small groups of students in active learning pedagogies that promote the integration of basic science, engineering, and clinical sciences.
Foster critical reasoning skills, as well as collaborative and self-directed active learning by medical students via pedagogies that incorporate clinical cases, problems, and application of new knowledge from lecture and lab.
Manage small group dynamics to maintain a positive, supportive learning environment while optimizing learning opportunities and monitoring the quality, accuracy, and breadth of information presented.
Work in a collaborative environment with other faculty to develop and execute case-driven, problem-based active learning sessions in support of the new engineering and innovation-based medical curriculum.
Collaborate with course directors to develop and refine learning objectives, courses, curriculum threads and cases to be used in case-driven, problem-based methods of curriculum delivery.
Deliver course content in the faculty members area (s) of expertise.
Collaborate with creation and continued development of a facilitators guide for case-driven problem-based learning sessions by assimilating all relevant case information.
Attend and contribute to meetings of key personnel involved in case-driven problem-based active learning.
Supervise student quizzes and other relevant assessments.
Monitor and evaluate student progress and provide regular and frequent feedback. Work with course directors and unit leaders to mentor students and provide remedial instruction if appropriate.
Record student progress, evaluations, and other assessments in the online assessment tool as required in a timely and efficient manner.
Contribute to medical education research initiatives, national medical educational organizations, College curriculum retreats and College committees.
Support the educational mission of the college, maintaining appropriate confidentiality of information and materials, in accordance with related student and patient regulations, such as FERPA and HIPAA.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect.
Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the colleges private/public organization and missions.
Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and senior leadership to prepare supporting documentation as required for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards.
Participate in appropriate national organizations to keep abreast of new concepts to provide optimal and continually updated technologies and service to the Carle Illinois College of Medicines needs.
Occasional travel may be required.
Education equivalent to an advanced graduate or professional degree in a field related to the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine mission and curriculum.
At least 2-5 years of successful teaching and/or mentoring experience.
Instructional experience in field (s) related to the CI MED curriculum.
Preferred degree fields include biomedicine or engineering. Preferred degrees include Ph.D., M.D., D.O., P.A. or advanced practice nursing degrees.
Instructional experience and/or expertise in engineering, innovation, physiology, microbiology, histology, or pathology are strongly preferred.
Instructional experience in a school of medicine is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with online student assessment reporting software.
Effective use of interpersonal and communication skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong collaborative and mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively, and resolve conflicts.
Maintain the highest standards regarding confidentiality of all student and curriculum related information.
Willing to learn all aspects of the colleges operational and strategic objectives.
Strong work ethic, an approachable leadership style, and a consistent focus on the colleges immediate and strategic goals
Experiences and a record that reflects excellent organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and follow-through.
Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 7/17/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on June 23, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Wil Myers - firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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