Term Lecturer, Online Biochemistry 1 with Lab (IHP Temporary)

Boston, MA
Jul 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionJob Summary:
TermLecturer: Biochemistry 1 with lab

The MGH Institute of Health Professions,an independent graduate school in Boston, MA, invites applications for a termlecturer position to teach our fully online course: Online Biochemistry 1 withLab.This position is contracted on a semester-basis.  Semester reappointments will depend onbudget and performance.

Allapplications must include: (1) a cover letter summarizing teaching interests,experience and philosophy; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) contactinformation for three references (include title, affiliation, mailing address,e-mail address, and telephone number). Review of applications will beginimmediately and continue until position is filled.

Course Description
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the mainconcepts in biochemistry with a focus on clinical correlations. Topics coveredinclude structure of biological macromolecules, transmission of information,functions of proteins, review of metabolic pathways and their control, andbiochemistry of essential physiological processes. Students will discussclinical relevance, providing concrete examples of how basic biochemicalknowledge translates into health or pathological conditions. This course has arequired hands-on laboratory component using a lab kit purchased from eScienceLabs. Students will perform each experiment, record their notes, obtain resultsand respond to pre- and post-experiment questions; write a final lab reportincluding Introduction, Objectives, Methods and Materials, Procedure, andResults

The course is taught with anemphasis on connecting foundational principles of Biochemistry to relevantapplications in health care. 

Course Content
  • Eukaryotic Cells,DNA and RNA
  • Proteins
  • DNA Replication:RNA Transcription
  • Protein Synthesis,Gene Regulation
  • Proteins andEnzymes
  • Biologicalmembranes; signal transduction
  • Bioenergetics;Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism;Amino Acid Metabolism
  • MetabolicInterrelationships; Hormones
  • Digestion and Absorption, Vitamins, Minerals,Macronutrients
 The term lecturer will:
    • Complete the online trainingprogram Extend Your Impact.
    • Provide an online course in Desireto Learn (D2L) that addresses each of the topics listed above.
    • Provide high quality instruction toall students delivered fully in the online environment throughout the semester.
    • Teaching responsibilitiesinclude:
      • Production andpublication of course syllabus
      • Overallresponsibility for course management
      • Delivery ofcontent
      • Assessment ofstudent performance including grading
      • Student mentoringand support, including designated office hours.

  • Earned doctorate in Biochemistry or related field
  • Experience in education of health care providers
  • Experience in teaching online learners
  • Demonstration of supporting student success in onlineinstruction
Skills, Abilities, Competencies Desired
  • CommunicationSkills - Must possess anexcellent command of English
  • PhysicalCapabilities – The physicaldemands described here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, theemployee is regularly required to be mobile; use hands to finger, handle orfeel objects, tools or controls; and communicate orally.  Specific vision abilities required by thisjob include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Some travel is necessary in this position.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-PHS - CNY
Work Locations:
PHS - CNY (PHSCharlestownCNY)
149 13th Street
Charlestown, 02129

Job: Teaching/Faculty
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Per Diem
Employee Status: Temporary
Job Posting: Jul 15, 2019

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