Assistant Professor - Biochemistry (pre-Medical School program)

US-FL-Miramar
Job ID
2017-93271
Institution
DeVry Medical International
Department
Faculty
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) located in Miramar, Florida is actively seeking an experienced full time faculty for the position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. The Biochemistry faculty teaches Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and provides description and understanding of chemical structures of biomolecules and their role in biochemical pathways, biosynthesis and degradation as well as energy generation in the human body to aspiring medical students to the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). The course is taught three times a year. A successful candidate will have had significant experience teaching Biochemistry to medical students.

 

The mission of MERP is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with additional academic preparation to foster their success in medical school and to help determine their readiness to meet the demands of a fast-paced and rigorous medical school curriculum. Students receive instruction in four disciplines including Medical Anatomy/Histology, Medical Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology/Immunology, and Medical Physiology/Biophysics.

Responsibilities

  • The preparation of course material (handouts, lectures, and assessments (exams, quizzes and clinical cases).
  • The delivery of effective lectures.
  • The preparation, administration, marking and reporting of examinations.
  • Undergo training to qualify as a facilitator in the problem-based learning program.
  • Supervise educational activities of students under actual or simulated situations.
  • Prepare instructional plans and career analyses to reflect current changes in the field.
  • 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.
  • Prepare, administer and evaluate examinations to assess the development of student accomplishments.
  • Participate in other activities as assgned by the Director of MERP and other academic leadership.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

- Extensive knowledge of Biochemistry / Molecular biology
- Ability to relate biochemistry to clinical scenarios
- Excellent communication skills in English.
- Strong teaching skills and experience or evidence of potential.
- Experience in computer-assisted delivery of course content.
- Interest in medical education
- Desire for self improvement
- Flexibility and ability to work well on a team.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
- A Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, genetics or a related field preferred.
- Enthusiastic teacher with previous teaching experience at a North American or United Kingdom medical school.

 

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

At the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

we have a strong tradition of assisting aspiring medical students in building the foundation they need to be successful in medical school and to achieve their dreams of becoming physicians.

Our dual mission is to provide people from diverse backgrounds with additional academic preparation to foster their success in medical school, and to help determine their readiness to meet the demands of a fast-paced and rigorous medical school curriculum.

At MERP you can expect to receive quality education from our knowledgeable instructors. Our instructional philosophy is based upon inspiring students to learn and practice beyond the evaluation of simple competencies so they can move toward a higher level of expertise and be fully prepared to transition to medical school training.

MERP students have the benefit of participating in a course of study designed specifically to help prepare them for medical school which focuses on four foundational science courses— Medical Anatomy/Histology, Medical Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology/Immunology and Medical Physiology/Biophysics. Assessments are provided in the form of weekly quizzes which enhance the retention of complex material and three high stakes exams. Quizzes are followed by immediate feedback and discussion to maximize the self-evaluation process. Additionally students participate in integrated clinical cases related to the course material in a team-based learning format.

 

 

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