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Co-Course Director, The Human Condition

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
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Four-Year Institution
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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.


This position serves as a co-director of the Human Condition course (which includes neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathophysiology, neurology and psychiatry) and collaborates with the clinical co-director to oversee the design, delivery, assessment, and continual improvement of the course to ensure it is integrated with other curricular components, upholds the school’s guiding principles, and meets LCME standards. This faculty member also contributes as needed to the delivery of other organ-based physiology/pathophysiology curricular content and to case/problem-based learning facilitation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee and ensure timely completion of administrative responsibilities for the Human Condition (HC) course, including, but not limited to: development and refinement of all HC curricular material, recruitment of hospital/research-based faculty to participate in the delivery of content as needed, and development of formative and summative assessments
• Deliver clinically contextualized curricular content related to neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in the HC course
• Provide academic support related to course content to students who need assistance and general advising/mentoring to students at-large
• Interface with SOM leadership for issues related to the HC course
• Collaborate with other co-course directors to ensure integration of neuroscience and other organ-based physiology content in other courses, as appropriate
• Oversee the development of annual course reports and participate in Curriculum Committee reporting
• Synthesize student, faculty, and Curriculum Committee feedback in continuous quality improvement efforts
• Work closely with administrative staff members in the Office of Curriculum Support to continually optimize workflows related to the HC course
• Facilitate small group case/problem-based learning sessions
• Participate in faculty development activities
• Engage in productive biomedical and/or medical education research to evaluate, describe, and disseminate novel teaching methodologies and curricular innovations
• Represent the Zucker School of Medicine at regional, national, and/or international conferences on neuroscience and/or medical education


PhD required in neuroscience, physiology or related field and at least three years of experience teaching clinically oriented neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Experience teaching other organ-based physiology and pathophysiology preferred. Demonstrated ability to develop and execute curricula and interest in innovative pedagogical approaches a must. Candidates must demonstrate willingness to contribute to multidisciplinary biomedical instruction in both small group and large group settings. Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, faculty, and students of diverse cultural backgrounds, create measurable goals, set timelines and meet deadlines. A strong record of academic productivity and evidence of continued scholarship preferred. Must demonstrate superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and be able to approach challenges with creativity and innovation. Must have computing experience with proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with learning management systems and other educational software preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume 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.


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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