Job ID: 2012-38441
# Positions: 1
Posted Date: 9/17/2012
Division: Ross University
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status: No FLSA
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Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for a faculty post at a rank of assistant/associate professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department. Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians in the United States. Basic science coursework is taught in Dominica and students then complete their clinical studies in the United States. After passing all prerequisite examinations, Ross graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S. Ross University School of Medicine is a division of DeVry, Inc (NYSE:DV)
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. Effective teachers are sought, particularly individuals who are interested in improving medical education and who work well on a team. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The individual will participate in academic programs and carry out responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair and the Dean of Ross University.
This faculty position includes teaching Behavioral Sciences for the Basic Sciences of Doctor of
Medicine (M.D.) Degree Program. The content area includes: gender, ethnic, and behavioral considerations affecting disease treatment and prevention, including psychosocial, cultural, occupational, and environmental. Psychopathology. Professional behavior, consent and informed consent to treatment, physician-patient relationships (e.g., ethical conduct, confidentiality), death and dying, ethics of managed care, and sexuality and the profession. Applicants, in addition to student teaching and guidance, will work to integrate professionalism into the overall medical school curriculum.
The department program duties include presentation of didactic lectures, facilitation of small group learning, and use of standardized and professional patients throughout the 1st – 5th semesters to evaluate clinical skills of students by means of multiple choice questions, practical exams, and facilitator and peer evaluation in small group activities.
Functions Therefore Include:
Making didactic presentations to medical students
Using active learning theories to facilitate small group learning sessions after appropriate training in small group settings
Facilitating history-taking and H & P write-ups using community clinic patients, standardized and professional patients and simulation manikins
Preparing course material (handouts etc.) and instructional plans
Constructing and administering multiple choice questions
Evaluating students’ clinical skills to show improvement in practice
Participating in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum
Engaging in curriculum planning with diverse faculty and student groups in order to modify course content
Participating in continuing education requirements and professional development in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence
Referring students to appropriate personnel for needed services and guidance
Advising and mentoring individual students and/or student groups/organizations in academic matters including career analyses, professionalism and life-long learning practices.
Serving on department and university-wide committees as appointed or elected
Participating in other activities as assigned by the department chair or executive dean(s)
Content expertise to teach the behavioral science principles of clinical medicine
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.
Required Credentials and Education:
Qualified candidates will possess an MD degree and/or PhD degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Teaching experience at a U.S., Canadian, European, Asian or Caribbean Medical School
Strong record of excellence and commitment to teaching
Evident interest in innovative approaches to teaching
Candidates must be willing to relocate to the locality of the RUSM Campus on the island of Dominica in the West Indies.