Postdoctoral Associate - biomedical Science Education, Duke University School Of Medicine
Company: Duke University
Posted on: June 10, 2021
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Postdoctoral Associate -Biomedical Science Education, Duke
University School of Medicine
Department: Duke School of Medicine
The Duke University School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical
School in Singapore are collaborating to recruit one Postdoctoral
Associates for a one-year fellowship. Associates will be trained in
educational principles and administration in order to develop a
pipeline of basic science educators for medical schools. This is an
educator-focused fellowship. The ideal candidate has aspirations to
pursue a career in health professions education as their primary
focus, with scholarly activities in teaching, learning and
assessment, as opposed to "bench" or "translational research." The
Postdoctoral Associate will report to the Associate Dean for
Curricular Affairs. This will be a full-time, one-year position.
Salary will be $53,760 - $65,292 (per NIH NRSA postdoctoral stipend
according to years of experience).
- Observe learning events across the one-year pre-clerkship
curriculum offered at the Duke/Duke-NUS Schools of Medicine.
- Conduct independent and collaborative teaching, educational
research, and administrative activities under the guidance of a
faculty mentor in preparation for seeking a full time academic
career in health professions/biomedical sciences education. The
ideal candidate has aspirations to pursue a career in health
professions education as their primary focus, with scholarly
activities in teaching, learning and assessment, as opposed to
"bench" or "translational research." The Postdoctoral Associate
will report to the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs.
- The Postdoctoral Associate may have the opportunity to spend
1-2 weeks at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore for review of the
collaborative programs' basic science curriculum, teaching and
educational research. Travel is contingent on COVID status and
travel permissions for both Duke/United States and
- Office space will be provided in the Trent Semans Center for
Health Professions Education.
- This will be a full-time one-year position, renewable after the
first year for one additional year, contingent on performance and
- The Postdoctoral Associate will receive mentoring from the
Director of Duke AHEAD (Academy of Health Professions Education and
Academic Development) to create a professional development plan as
an educator, to identify courses/activities to build up their
knowledge/skills in education, and to create an education
portfolio. The Postdoctoral Associate also will have an assigned
education faculty mentor from their discipline who will meet with
him/her regularly to support their development as a basic science
educator. With guidance from these mentors and in collaboration
with the Associate Dean, the Postdoctoral Associate will complete
one or more academic projects.
- Become a member of Duke AHEAD and participate in relevant
activities, workshops, and committees.
- Design and complete one or more scholarly medical education
project(s) to be submitted/disseminated externally (e.g. poster
presentation or abstract at a national/international meeting;
submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal).
- Attend the basic science education curriculum offerings
throughout the academic year; master the integrated human
biological sciences curriculum used at both schools.
- Participate in the combined Duke/Duke NUS Basic Science
Symposium to encourage communication and collaboration among the
first year faculty at both schools and facilitate educational
research projects and innovative curricular projects, if available.
If not available, post-docs will participate in virtual sessions
with Duke and Duke NUS collaborators.
- Develop and maintain an online teaching portfolio through Duke
- Attend medical education administration meetings
- Participate in programmatic continuous quality improvement
initiatives in the medical education program.
- Participate in faculty development sessions, including training
in the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to
mitigate racism and bias.
- PhD or equivalent doctorate in a biomedical science field such
as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organ
systems physiology, neurosciences, embryology, histology,
immunology, or pathology. Alternative credentials such as a
clinical doctorate (eg, MD, DO, DVM, DPT, PharmD) may be considered
on a case-by-case basis.
- Integrated biomedical sciences background with significant
experience in two or more of the following disciplines: anatomy,
biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organ
systems physiology, neurosciences, development biology, immunology
- A track record of scholarly publications (preferred), and
ideally will include educational scholarship.
- Experience as a teaching assistant or equivalent, ideally at
the graduate or professional school level.
- Personal characteristics such as conscientiousness, integrity,
flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, team spirit, ability to take
initiative, and commitment to the principles of promoting
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strong communication and presentation skills.
- Applicants from communities that are historically
underrepresented in the health professions are encouraged to
How to Apply:
In addition to applying online to this REQ, please email CV;
cover letter outlining research interests and qualifications;
statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for 3
references to Qiana Robertson, staff specialist in the Office of
Curricular Affairs at Qiana.firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will
be reviewed on a rolling basis.
J. Matthew Velkey, PhD, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Science
Contact Email: email@example.com
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