Physiology Faculty Member

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Medical Education - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Aug 24, 2017

The Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a talented individual to join the full-time faculty as a core faculty member overseeing the physiology education of students at DMS. Academic rank would be commiserate with experience. Part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School is pursuing innovative strategies to redesign healthcare delivery and create excellence in healthcare research, transdisciplinary programs and interprofessional education. The Dell Medical School has received an extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, to ensure its growth and success. The Dell Medical School has formed and continues to pursue partnerships with the community and regional healthcare providers and funders to create new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community's underserved population. Located in the beautiful central Texas hill country, Austin is a unique city serving as the state capital, attracting a burgeoning tech industry, and hosting the large University of Texas at Austin community. The accelerated, innovative and student centered curriculum at the DMS can be found on line Of note, the pre-clerkship education is completed during a single twelve month period.

As DMS welcomes its second class of matriculating students, the first year curriculum has successfully been delivered over this academic year. This curriculum is integrated across scientific disciplines and is student centered. Our goal to avoid traditional didactic educational experiences. Large group educational experiences are highly interactive and experiential. Problem based learning (PBL) is a significant part of all courses. Combined anatomy, physiology, histology and radiology are part of approximately 50 percent of the first year curriculum. Based on student feedback and peer review, we are beginning the improvements to our second iteration of the pre-clerkship curriculum.

• Work collaboratively with the core faculty team and other key faculty in delivering an integrated curriculum.
• Prepare course material (lecture notes, PBL cases, laboratory experiences, assessments (exams quizzes and clinical cases))
• Deliver effective student centered educational experiences
• Prepare instructional plans and career analyses to reflect current changes in the field
• Develop new instructional materials and teaching techniques with participation in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum planning
• Prepare and evaluate examinations to assess the development of student competence
• Facilitate PBL experiences
• Actively participate in relevant professional activities in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence
• Respond to evaluation data as needed for continuous quality improvement
• Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and confer with advisory groups in order to modify course content
• Participate in other activities as assigned by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education.

• M.D./or Ph.D. in Physiology, Biophysics or related fields
• Experience in medical education or health professions education.
• Track record of educational excellence and innovation.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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