Harvard Medical School (HMS) seeks talented early-career scientists interested in a career in education to apply for a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program (https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu). Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. Fellows have gone on to careers as directors of curriculum in a variety of academic programs, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, and administrators of higher education.
The majority of each fellow’s time is spent serving the curricular and programmatic goals of the specific academic department or graduate training program that hires them (see below for the current openings). In addition, fellows create curricular and para-curricular programming for biomedical graduate training across HMS, gain experience in the application of evidence-based teaching practices, and are provided with highly individualized professional development opportunities. Fellows are expected to contribute to the HMS community by attending and presenting in workshops, an education journal club, and pedagogy-focused seminars. Collaborations to improve training across the HMS Program in Graduate Education are encouraged and opportunities may exist to teach undergraduate courses and/or conduct discipline-based educational research (DBER) — in both cases either in- or outside the scope of the fellows’ primary service.
Suitable candidates will have a PhD in a scientific field that adequately prepares them to develop graduate-level curricula specific the hiring program or department. Demonstrated interest and experience in scientific teaching is required, preferably at the graduate or undergraduate level. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators. Therefore, applications from candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral research or teaching experience are discouraged. Fellows are appointed as Research Associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer contingent on experience and performance.
Multiple positions are currently available. In their application materials, applicants should clearly state which position they are applying forand describe their specific qualifications for that role.
2020 CURRICULUM FELLOW POSITIONS
Details about the specific responsibilities and subject expertise required for each of the currently available fellow positions can be found at the CFP website:
Curriculum Fellow for the Therapeutics Graduate Program
Curriculum Fellow for Translational Biomedical Sciences
Curriculum Fellow for Research Rigor and Reproducibility
Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:
(1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a teaching statement
(4) the names and contact information of three professional references
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the final submission deadline of 9 AM Eastern Time on Friday, April 24th. The position will remain open until filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard Medical School
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