• Visiting Faculty - Behavioral Sciences

    Location US-TN-Knoxville
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Behavioral Sciences
    Employment Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Medicine invites applications for a visiting faculty member in Behavioral Sciences. Please note: due to the aftermath of hurricane Maria, RUSM has temporarily relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee and will be conducting classes there until the end of the 2018 Fall Term. Preference would be to find an individual that can be available for the entire semester, approximately 15 weeks from September-December 2018.


    Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


    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. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education



    • The preparation of course material (handouts, practice questions, etc.)

    • The delivery of effective lectures
    • Facilitate small group learning opportunities
    • The preparation, setting, administration, marking and reporting of examinations – both mini examinations and practical examinations, as applicable
    • Cooperate with our Center for Teaching and Learning in supporting improved student learning, as applicable.
    • Supervise educational activities of students under actual or simulated situations
    • Prepare instructional plans and career analyses to reflect current changes in the field
    • Mentor and advise individuals or groups of students in academic matters and exercise professional judgment in referring students to appropriate personnel
    • Develop new instructional materials and teaching techniques with participation in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum planning
    • Actively participate in relevant professional activities in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence
    • Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and confer with advisory groups in order to modify course content
    • Participate in other activities as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean


    • Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related Behavioral Science field. M.D. or D.O. in Psychiatry or Behavioral Medicine may also be considered.
      • Preference for a specialty in one of the following areas: Neuropsychology, Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, and/or Psychiatric Teaching
      • Strongly preferred: Active license or license-eligible within candidate’s discipline and geographical location.
    • Enthusiastic teacher with previous teaching experience at a North American or United Kingdom medical school
    • Extensive knowledge of the behavioral sciences
    • Ability to relate concepts to clinical scenarios
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • 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 ongoing faculty development in medical education desirable
    • Ability to demonstrate use of active teaching methods preferred
    • Ability to initiate, complete, and present results of medical education research projects desirable


    To apply, please visit our website www.rossu.edu; select Careers and complete our online application process. 

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)

    Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


    RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.

    In 2013, RUSM 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).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.


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