UME Faculty - Assistant/Associate/Professor in the areas of Medical Humanities and Community Engagement
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Internal Number: R-35459
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Medical Education to contribute to curriculum design, education, and curriculum leadership in the discipline area of community engagement and medical humanities. Candidates with training and teaching experience in medical/health education, humanities, social sciences, public health and/or social justice are encouraged to apply. Teaching and research expertise could include, but are not limited to, community health, disability studies, minority health, health equity, cultural humility, and medical ethics. Experience working with the community, especially in an educational context, is preferred. A successful candidate will be expected to help lead the Community Immersion theme in the MD program and support teaching across the curriculum in relevant areas of expertise. GCSOM was established through the grassroots efforts of visionary individuals who foresaw what a community-based medical school would bring to the region and worked to make it a reality. We offer an MD program distinctive for its personal education style and its community service component that grounds students in medical education, research issues and healthcare needs of the community. The Curriculum is focused on life-long learning, community engagement, and collaboration. Education is delivered using faculty discipline teams of both basic science and clinical faculty, and GCSOM focuses on these educational values through a commitment to patient-centered learning and personal professional development. GCSOM also provides a strong foundation in research to its students, partnered with our Office of Research and Scholarship. A robust range of research opportunities are offered including: a four-year Medical Research Honors Program, a Summer Research Immersion Program and longitudinal research opportunities on topics ranging from genomic health to primary care. In addition to the MD program, GCSOM offers a Master of Biomedical Sciences to help learners prepare for graduate study in the health sciences, enter a health-related field, or advance in their existing careers; the program has Scranton and Doylestown physical locations as well as an online option.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a member of a faculty discipline team and work in collaboration with team members to develop and deliver relevant content for courses in the MD program.
Provide leadership in the Community Immersion theme in the MD program. Provide instruction/facilitation as part of a multidisciplinary team using our active learning/evidenced based pedagogy in the MD program.
Develop or participate in collaborative scholarship in medical education or field of expertise.
Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, trainings, workshops, the current literature and professional affiliations regarding trends and practices in medical education.
Participate in service to the department, institution, or field of interest.
Terminal Degree (e.g., Ph.D., MD, DO) with clinical or educational experience (or equivalent)
Experience in higher education, with specific experience in one or more of these areas: medical humanities, community engagement, social sciences, social justice, interprofessional education.
Experience with active learning/flipped classroom/evidence-based pedagogy (e.g., Case Based Learning, simulation, Team Based Learning)
Demonstrated ability or potential for developing scholarship in medical education or field of interest that comports with academic rank.
Preferred candidates will have experience in course leadership and/or leading teams of faculty and experience working with community partners.
Doctoral Degree-Pathology (Required), Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine-Pathology (Preferred)
Minimum of 1 year-Education (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
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