Orlando, Florida
Jun 11, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF-COM) is seeking a full-time Neurology Physician Clinician Educator. This position is housed in the Department of Medicine, which serves as the academic home for Neurology. The successful candidate will have roles in both undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME). The position may be a tenure- or non-tenure track appointment at the assistant, associate or professor of medicine level.

The UCF-COM M.D. program is undergoing curriculum transformation to ensure the preparation of tomorrow's physicians and is looking for forward-thinking clinician educators with a passion for teaching who can contribute to clinical, foundational, and/or systems sciences instruction.

UME is a primary role for this position with the major focus being direction of the Neurology content of the broad Brain and Behavior module for all M2 students. It is a seven-week course co-taught by this position along with faculty in Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Neuroanatomy. The module includes lectures, anatomy lab, and case-based studies. Depending on the qualifications and the experience of the applicant, they may rise to be, or appointed on hire as, the co-director of this module. This role will also be responsible for the year-long 4-week Neurology clerkship rotation in the third year. The successful applicant must have significant clinical experience and expertise to serve as the Neurology clerkship director and work with site directors at the various training sites for the administration of this core rotation. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of Neurology curricula at the undergraduate medical education level. The candidate will also be responsible for advising students who seek Neurology as their career path.

For GME, this candidate will be one of the core faculty members in the Neurology Residency training program. The successful applicant will work closely with the Residency Program Director and other faculty to provide the didactic, clinical and other training requirements set forth by the ACGME.

The candidate will have a clinical assignment based on their Neurology specialty or sub-specialty expertise (e.g., outpatient clinic, inpatient consultations or wards, neuro-intensive care, epilepsy, movement disorders, MS, Neuro-oncology, etc.). The clinical effort would be at a specialty-appropriate clinic and/or hospital site(s), and is an integral part of providing insight and context to the UME Neurology clerkship director and GME roles. Opportunities to conduct clinical or translational research; to pursue educational scholarship in collaboration with other faculty members and to serve as a mentor for medical students are readily available. As is the case for all faculty, the chosen applicant will also be expected to provide service to the educational programs and other missions of the college and university.

The UCF College of Medicine educates and inspires individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all. The College of Medicine is an LCME-accredited medical college with an annual matriculation of 120 medical students and is part of a new Academic Health Sciences Center which includes multiple health affairs disciplines. The College of Medicine campus is part of a growing biomedical cluster known as “Medical City” at Lake Nona which is dedicated to innovation in health and wellness and continues to develop just east of the Orlando International Airport. The College of Medicine is located in a well-equipped medical education building with modern Anatomy, Histology and simulation laboratories, as well as a state-of-the-art library. In addition to the medical school, the Lake Nona campus includes our recently opened university teaching hospital (UCF Lake Nona Medical Center), a state-of-the-art research center at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, multi-college graduate education programs, UCF outpatient clinics, the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Nemours Children's Hospital, the new UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, and the Guidewell Innovation research incubator. The nearby Osceola Regional Medical Center is another primary site of UME and GME instruction. It is a comprehensive neurology center with separate inpatient general neurology and stroke consult and ward services, as well as having multiple Neurology outpatient clinics. There are also robust stroke alert interventional services, a neuro-ICU, and an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have demonstrated significant experience in pre-clinical UME.
Candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school, be board certified in Neurology, and have a minimum of three years of post-training clinical experience. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of medical teaching experience.
In order to be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate or professor of medicine upon hire, candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, medical teaching experience, and service commensurate with rank.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have significant experience in the development and implementation of curricula at the UME level, as described above. Experience in Neurology clerkship education and/or GME is preferred, but not required. Preference will also be given to candidates who have taught in a clerkship program as well as those with a prior clerkship leadership role. Experience in small-group case-based learning, one-on-one clinical teaching, and working in the clinical and simulation skills laboratory environment is preferred. Ideal candidates would have expertise with innovative teaching and assessment methods. There is a preference for having previous publications in the medical education literature.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the application, interested applicants must also submit the following materials: a cover letter, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references.

Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.

Please contact Brittany Hofmann at [email protected] with questions about the position.