Biochemistry Faculty - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Duquesne University, New York
Internal Number: 136017
Position Number: 355019
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Biochemistry Faculty will contribute to the development, delivery, and assessment of the curriculum. The faculty member will develop a program of scholarly activity related to biochemistry and will serve to contribute to the mission of the medical school and University.
Reports to: Chair of Biochemistry
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Teach and be willing to serve as course coordinator for one or more courses within the prescribed curriculum and participate in the educational offerings of the department.
Prepare and deliver lectures to students in formal classroom setting, deliver laboratory instruction and be available to assist students during defined office hours. Participate in informal educational programs, including, but not limited to, laboratories, clinical case scenarios, TBL sessions, etc. as assigned by the Department Chair.
Seek and evaluate new educational procedures to improve the knowledge of students.
Prepare appropriate evaluations for the students.
Perform related duties such as advising students, and act as an advisor to specific students.
Maintain and upgrade knowledge in the microbiological or immunological sciences via reading literature, and attending various seminars and professional meetings.
Work harmoniously with department employees as well as other university personnel.
Participate in the development and delivery of interprofessional and inter-disciplinary educational activities with other departments in the COM and university.
Service and Scholarship:
Serve on committees within the medical school as assigned.
Represent the COM by serving on state and national Biochemistry committees.
Collaborate with other departments within the University to develop and implement interprofessional educational curriculum and clinical experiences.
Participate in interviewing applicants for potential admission to the COM.
Participate as an item writer for the USMLE and/or NBOME.
Participate in required COM faculty development.
Be active in scholarly activity and publish findings in professional journals as appropriate.
Completes other duties as assigned.
20% Research & Scholarly Activity
Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or related field from an accredited institution required.
Must have a previously demonstrated commitment to biochemistry education in a medical education setting. Previous experience in graduate or undergraduate medical education is preferred.
Strong candidates will have significant experience with curriculum development, delivery, and assessment.
Must have excellent written, verbal, management, administrative, and organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities.
Must be able to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, and students as well as build and unify teams.
Must be supportive of the mission of the COM and be willing to collaborate with the University and COM leadership to achieve the mission and vision.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's Mission. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and contact information for three professional references.
Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.
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