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Foundational Sciences Medical Educator Faculty (Microbiology/Immunology, Physiology, Pathology)

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Conservation science
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The Wake Forest University School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education is seeking Foundational Sciences Medical Educator Faculty to join in the creation of a new 4-year medical school campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. In collaboration with Atrium Health educators and clinicians, the Foundational Sciences Medical Educator Faculty will be a Charlotte-based team responsible for the design and delivery of curriculum for the new Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Charlotte. The foundational science faculty will be appointed on a non-tenure track with academic rank commensurate based on experience.

Committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine MD program is seeking innovative, creative educators for the MD program curriculum who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion of all people. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.

The new regional medical campus in Charlotte will matriculate the inaugural class in July 2024 and will feature a highly innovative curriculum which integrates the three pillars of clinical, foundational and health systems science. The foundational phase will be delivered primarily through a modified problem-based learning curriculum, comparable by LCME standards to that of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. As such, we are seeking highly motivated educators to serve as content experts and small group facilitators during this exciting time of development, growth and implementation of the modified curriculum. Biomedical and foundational science faculty with teaching experience and expertise in the disciplines of immunology, physiology, and pathology are encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates will have experience in curricular design and innovative instructional methods, including PBL and TBL. Additionally, ideal candidates will have the ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams to design a foundational science curriculum that is grounded in

integrating biomedical science and clinical concepts and is delivered through interactive and inquiry-based methodologies, with multi-modal techniques and small group learning.

Faculty responsibilities will primarily be within the domain of medical education. These responsibilities will include development of cases to be delivered in a modified problem-based learning curriculum in coordination with Winston-Salem campus curriculum, to ensure comparability of assessments and equivalency of learning objectives are achieved. Responsibilities will also include development and oversight of discipline-related content and assessments. Upon matriculation of the inaugural class in 2024, faculty will also participate as small group facilitators within the curriculum. While medical education will be the priority for each faculty member, allocation of time and effort for research and scholarship, student scholarly mentoring, and institutional service will be provided. Opportunities exist for scholarly collaborations with teammates in Charlotte and at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem providing faculty the opportunity to participate in the broader academic community.


• Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in foundational/biomedical sciences, or equivalent.

• Minimum of two years of experience with medical student education, including, but not limited to, small group teaching and curriculum oversight. Five or more years preferred.

• Experience in applying the principles of adult learning theory, development of competency-based

education, and assessment of student learning (skills, knowledge, and attitudes) through course,

module, or new content development.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following to

• CV

• Statement of Teaching Philosophy

• Statement of Research

• Letter of Interest
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