The Department of Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time non-tenure-eligible Clinician-Educator at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in human anatomy. We are seeking a creative, innovative educator who will contribute uniquely to the educational team at FSM, providing leadership and primary instruction for the MD and Physician Assistant (PA) anatomy programs. This role will also participate in the integration of anatomy resources (including instructional support as needed) to the Physical Therapy, and Prosthetics and Orthotics anatomy programs. The successful candidate will work closely with PA and MD curriculum leaders and the other Professional programs to deliver stage-appropriate anatomy education utilizing multiple learning modalities.
Lead in the development and implementation of anatomy content within the Physician Assistant program. Develop and plan content and learning activities to produce the intended learning outcomes.
Collaborate with PA program leadership to develop learning objectives and measurable learning outcomes related to the knowledge and skills necessary for first-year PA students.
Lead in the development and implementation of anatomy and embryology content across the three phases of the MD curriculum. Develop and plan content and learning activities to produce the intended learning outcomes. Develop an implementation plan by working with Phase 1 Module Leaders and Phase 2/3 Clerkship Directors to appropriately integrate stage-appropriate learning activities related to anatomy in each phase of the curriculum.
Develop learning objectives and measurable learning outcomes related to the stage-appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for medical students across all 3 phases of the curriculum. Participate in Phase, Module and Clerkship meetings in order to integrate anatomy content with other elements, threads and content areas.
Work with the Assessment Subcommittee to oversee the development of competency-based assessments which measure the intended learning outcomes and contribute to the student’s Portfolio and module grades. Work with faculty to prepare multiple choice and/or short answer questions for use in module assessments. Review student performance on these items along with anatomy-related outcomes using national metrics. Compare student outcomes to national standards and best practices among peer institutions.
Recruit, develop and organize faculty and tutors to deliver content using evidence-based teaching and learning strategies. Work with the Director of Educational Technology and instructional designers to develop best methods to optimize student learning. Monitor and report on faculty participation as requested.
Work with the Director of Program Evaluation and Accreditation to assist with the preparation of evaluations by which students can provide feedback on their learning experiences related to anatomy. Review student evaluation data concerning all learning activities related to anatomy, participate in Student Review Panels and prepare a yearly report that summarizes learning outcomes for the Curriculum Committee.
Provide instructional support to the Physical Therapy, and Prosthetics and Orthotics anatomy programs as needed.
Contribute to the development and growth of Feinberg’s anatomy program through participation in professional development activities and national organizations
Oversee and report on efforts aimed at reducing bias in curricular content including implementation of the bias checklist by all faculty.
Doctoral degree (and/or an M.D. degree) in anatomical or related science
Extensive experience in teaching human gross anatomy, embryology and neuroanatomy in a clinically oriented manner to students enrolled in medicine and/or health professional programs
Experience with anatomy teaching that incorporates different methodologies such as anatomical dissection, case-based learning, problem-based learning, technology- assisted learning, online learning, and “flipped” classroom
Additional experience in course administration, curriculum development, models of online learning, familiarity with 3D anatomy software programs, and/or assisting with surgical skills workshops are an asset.The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.
The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.
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