Assistant Professor – Professor of Basic Science Education

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor – Professor of Basic Science Education (Rank Depending on Experience)

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine invites qualified medical educators to participate in the development and delivery of the medical school pre-clerkship basic science curriculum. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a collaborative community creating an allopathic medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. At the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, medical students will learn the basic and clinical sciences in an integrated, learner-centered curriculum that makes extensive use of case-based and active learning.

Currently the School of Medicine is recruiting full-time basic science educators with knowledge and expertise in teaching the following disciplines in an undergraduate medical education curriculum:

  • Biochemistry
  • Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Basic Science faculty will develop and facilitate active learning in the basic content in their related discipline. Faculty will serve as course or co-course directors (if qualified to do so) and will collaborate with other curriculum leaders regarding this content in the organ-system based pre-clerkship curriculum. Faculty will serve as facilitator of small-group learning, including case-based learning, problem-based learning, simulation, and team learning. Successful candidates will have had significant experience teaching their related discipline in an undergraduate medical school or other health professional school.

Faculty positions includes the expectation of productive scholarly activities related to medical education scholarship.

Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD in biomedical sciences or science education or related field.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in: education program development, education program assessment, administration of student programs, and medical school teaching
  • Qualify for academic appointment (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) in a School of Medicine academic department.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in an undergraduate medical education or health professional education setting.
  • Experience with non-lecture based teaching approach and active learning methods in both small and large group settings.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in a new medical startup or other endeavor requiring adaptability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity

About the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is Fort Worth's first M.D. school, set to open with a class of 60 students in July 2019, pending accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. TCU and UNTHSC joined together in July 2015 to form this allopathic medical school. The School of Medicine's focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of empathetic scholars uniquely positions the school to radically transform medical education, improving care for future generation

Faculty members at TCU enjoy many opportunities. The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized TCU as a Great College to Work For. TCU offers a rewarding work environment with EXCELLENT BENEFITS including tuition assistance for dependents. TCU is in Fort Worth, a major metropolis with numerous clinical, research, cultural, and economic opportunities.

Application Instructions: Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter that describes the applicant's interest in the position,
current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information
for three (3) professional references online at

Deadline: Applications must be received before June 1, 2017 to be considered by the Search Committee.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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