Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellow

Boston, Massachusetts
May 25, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Curriculum Fellows Program

HMS Program in Graduate Education

Harvard Medical School (HMS) seeks applications from early-career science educators interested in a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program (https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu). Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based improvements in graduate biomedical education. Fellows have gone on to careers as faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, and administrators of higher education.  

The fellowship period is spent in service of the curricular and programmatic goals of a specific sponsoring department or graduate training program, the details of which are determined in collaboration with the appropriate departmental/programmatic leadership. As part of the Curriculum Fellows Program, fellows are also provided with oversight and mentorship focused on the creation of aligned curricular and para-curricular programming for graduate training, the application of evidence-based teaching practices, and highly individualized professional development. Fellows are expected to contribute to the HMS community of graduate biomedical educators by attending and presenting at workshops, an education journal club, and pedagogy-focused seminars. Collaborations to improve training across the HMS Program in Graduate Education are encouraged and opportunities may exist to teach undergraduate courses and/or conduct discipline-based educational research (DBER) — in both cases either in- or outside the scope of the fellows’ primary service. 

Suitable candidates will have a PhD in a scientific field relevant to the service mission of the hiring program or department (see below) or in science education. Demonstrated interest and experience in scientific teaching, preferably at the graduate or undergraduate level, is required. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators and therefore, applications from candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral research or teaching experience are discouraged. Fellows are appointed as research associates, with promotion to the rank of Lecturer possible based on experience and performance. 




Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences 

(Leder Human Biology Program- http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/lhb/Students.html)


Curriculum Fellow for the Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology




Interested candidates should email a single PDF document containing: 

(1) a letter of application that identifies the specific program or programs to which you are applying, including your specific interest in and qualifications for the position 

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) a statement of teaching philosophy

Address emails to [email protected], attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Co-Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately. For full consideration, you must submit a complete set of materials no later than June 11th, 2018. 2018 fellows are expected to begin the program by early- to mid-summer in Boston, MA.

More details about currently available fellowship positions can also be found at https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/job-opportunities


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