Experiential Curriculum Director-Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Interdisciplinary Medic...

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Job Title: Experiential Curriculum Director-Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - Medicine)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 51142

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - College of Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity

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This position will provide instruction within the IMS Experiential Learning Seminar series and Senior Capstone course. The incumbent will also coordinate the development and delivery of the IMS Experiential Learning Seminar series courses through the use of adjunct instructors. The series includes exploration of the healthcare team and health professions careers, development of a Career Portfolio, identification of and research on a Capstone project, and participation in reflective exercises and discussions to identify the best career and professional option for each student.

This position will have at least an 80% teaching responsibility, 15% service responsibility, and 5% research responsibility, averaged over the 12-month academic year. The teaching assignment accounts for contact hours spent on instruction and time spent out of class. The courses require intensive instruction and frequent, detailed feedback on assignments.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to deliver an innovative, coherent, developmental curriculum to prepare students for the ever and fast changing issues in health disciplines and professions. The incumbent will also work with IMS Deans and Directors to review, develop, implement, and advance the curriculum as needed to adapt with the changing climate of education and healthcare. The incumbent will set forth a program of study for students to demonstrate knowledge of the career options available in the healthcare field. These include pursuing professional education, training programs, or becoming part of the healthcare workforce. The incumbent will work cooperatively with the Deans and Directors to complete other duties for the Division as needed.

Instructor Recruitment, Hiring, and Evaluation
This position will work to ensure excellent instructor teaching, implement active and engaging classes, and help new instructors acclimate and succeed. The Curriculum Director will make course and instructor recommendations to IMS Deans and Directors based on data regarding program metrics, course demand, program and course enrollments, course scheduling, instructor evaluations, and hiring needs.

The incumbent will work closely with the IMS Deans and Directors and oversee instructor recruitment, credentialing, hiring, training, and evaluation and abide by University policies and procedures. Will ensure that instructor qualifications are relevant to interdisciplinary sciences and health related fields and that upper-level instructors have appropriate background and experience in health sciences research and academic writing. Will ensure that all seminar and capstone instructors abide by the FSU Teaching Policies established by the Office of Faculty Development.

This position will work directly with IMS Deans, Directors, and staff to coordinate the IMS seminar series at the lower and upper division levels. The successful candidate will coordinate the seminar series, develop curricula for the seminars and teach seminar and/or Capstone courses as dictated by course needs from semester to semester. Typical responsibilities include: work with staff to schedule seminars, the teaching of 1-2 seminars per semester; recruit, hire, and evaluate other instructors to help in the teaching of the seminars; and mentor and advise IMS students as part of the seminar experience. This position will also supervise any full-time teaching faculty hires. The successful candidate will assist in the development of courses with appropriate learning outcomes, student learning objectives, and methods of assessment. This position will conduct an annual curriculum review according the IMS program and student learning outcomes and work with IMS Deans and Directors to complete annual institutional effectiveness reports and quality enhancement reviews. Participation is excepted in commencement ceremonies and new student orientation as needed.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities resulting in publication and/or presentation at regional and national meetings, attend appropriate state and national professional meetings, and participate in the development of grant applications, accreditation reports, and other documents required of the program.


Academic doctorate or highest level terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.

The successful candidate must have classroom teaching experience at any level; experience developing curricular modules for health professions or training; possess excellent writing, communication, and teaching skills; and have appropriate experience in scientific writing and research.

Knowledge and experience in an academic healthcare environment, and knowledge and skills in academic advising and mentoring students are required.

The successful candidate will be able to initiate, manage, and complete multiple projects and responsibilities; promote an environment that is student-centered and value a culture of diversity, mutual respect, teamwork, and open communication for students and faculty. They will need to possess organizational and interpersonal skills as well as excellent communication skills, to include strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated track record of working effectively with student populations.


A doctoral degree or highest-level terminal degree in public health, behavioral science, or one of the life sciences. Professional experiences in health care delivery.

Contact Info

Elizabeth Foster
[email protected]fsu.edu
(850) 645-2825

University Information

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Open until filled

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


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With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

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