Center for Teaching and Learning – Faculty Position

DM-Dominica
Job ID
2017-88671
Institution
Ross University School of Medicine
Department
Academics
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for a faculty post at any rank as a faculty member in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

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. Support services include counseling and an effective counselor is sought, particularly an individual who is interested in supporting the counseling service and who works well on a team. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.

Responsibilities

Working with faculty members and medical students, particularly academically “at risk” students within the Center for Teaching and Learning, the suitable candidate will become an active member of a faculty team involved in:

  • Small group and individual interventions for the enhancement of students’ academic literacy and their facility with medical discourse
  • Utilization of diagnostic interviews/assessments for identification of students’ specific learning strengths and weaknesses
  • Selection, refinement and implementation of study and test-taking skills training, specifically targeting medical education
  • Facilitation of small group exploration of medical science course material and multiple choice questions
  • Use of enquiry-based learning, questioning dialogues and exploratory talk to improve critical reasoning skills
  • Collaborative development of teaching and learning material resources
  • Design and delivery of faculty development workshops specific to teaching and assessment
  • Liaison with faculty members from the basic science and clinical medicine departments
  • Collaborate with student affairs and counseling departments
  • Evaluation of written work based on medical science and clinical curriculum competencies
  • Training of higher performing students to participate as peer tutors
  • Facilitation of Problem-Based Learning small groups in the general student population
  • Medical education research initiatives and proposals that lead to publications.

 

Qualifications

  • Terminal degree, preferred and/or MD and/or PhD in education
  • Experience and expertise in working with students at the undergraduate medical education level
  • Teaching experience, preferably in small group format with students and faculty
  • Well-grounded in logic and critical analysis, preferably with training in medicine and/or basic sciences
  • Understanding of educational theory and psychology of learning
  • Success in presenting abstracts and publishing research in peer-reviewed education-related journals

 

 

Ross University offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from Dominica, a retirement program, tuition assistance benefit, scholarship program for dependents, health care benefits, travel benefits, a living allowance and a generous annual leave program. We also offer opportunities for professional development. We are proud to be an EEO/M/F/D/V employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

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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