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Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
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Jun 26, 2021

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The Duke University School of Medicine invites applications from innovative and creative educators for a full-time, teaching position in organ systems-based medical physiology. This position will be filled at the rank and title of Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice of Medical Education. The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in Physiology, Anatomy, Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate mastery of the requisite knowledge to teach the physiology of multiple organ systems, including pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, and gastrointestinal physiology, and neurophysiology. The incumbent would join a cadre of teaching faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine who teach foundational science in the preclerkship doctor of medicine curriculum for first-year medical students and in the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program, with primary responsibility for directing the Organ Systems course in the Duke MBS program. The incumbent will also contribute content in the domain of cellular and molecular biology, histology, genetics, biochemistry or neuroscience and lead small-group seminar discussions elsewhere in the core curriculum of the Duke MBS program. The incumbent will have service responsibilities within the Duke MBS, as assigned by the program director.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a postdoctoral fellowship, have relevant teaching experience, including experience educating and mentoring students from backgrounds that are under-represented in biomedical science and the health professions, and are passionate about advancing health professions education. We seek an educator who will contribute to the University’s commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and diversity. Candidates who satisfy NIH criteria for “Underrepresented Populations in the U.S. Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Enterprise” are especially encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) the names and contact information of three references to the search committee at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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