Adjunct Professor - Biochemistry (pre-Medical School program)

US-FL-Miramar
Job ID
2017-93294
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 adjunct 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. 

 

This position is immediately available and will cover the Biochemistry course lectures until a full-time replacement is located. 

 

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.
- 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

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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