Small Group Facilitator (Two Positions Available)

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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.


The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell seeks two (2) qualified medical educators to facilitate a variety of small group sessions. These may include sessions in PEARLS (our hybrid case/problem based learning program for first and second year students), physical diagnosis, communications, clinical reasoning, and the bio-psychosocial aspects of medicine. The successful candidate will also participate in clinical learning across the four-year curriculum by longitudinally mentoring small groups of students and helping them individually to develop their professional identity as well as clinical skills through instruction in the simulation laboratory and with the assistance of standardized patients. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to curriculum development and assessment, particularly within her/his area of expertise. Faculty development and faculty guides will be provided for all sessions; ongoing faculty development is required and will be provided.


Successful applicants must possess a MD or DO degree. Engage in a student-centered curriculum with emphasis on learning rather than teaching. Prior experience in medical education, particularly facilitating small group sessions, is desired but not a prerequisite. This is a part time position, with varying hours that will be scheduled based on curricular needs. This position involves between 12-20 hours per week of student contact and faculty development. Applicants must be flexible and be able to adjust their work hours to meet curricular needs that could change weekly. Faculty appointment will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter that describes the applicant’s interest in the position, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: [email protected]                                                                                                                      

 Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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