Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
AUA College of Medicine
Antigua and Barbuda

Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology & Microbiology

Department: Immunology & Microbiology

Job Status:  Active

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To: Chair of Immunology & Microbiology

Job Type:  Regular

Amount of Travel Required:  5%

 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, and

as needed after business hours.

Positions Supervised:  0


 

Position Summary:
AUACOM presents an opportunity to join a collaborative community of basic scientists and physicians working to shape the physicians of tomorrow. The successful candidate will join the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, which focusses on teaching medical immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology in an organ system-based curriculum. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in teaching medical immunology and microbiology in the basic sciences (pre-clinical) curriculum, and instruct students with regards to the application of medical immunology and microbiology in health maintenance, disease pathogenesis and patient care.

About AUA
Founded in 2004, AUA is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learning, compassion, and professionalism. 

The mission of AUA College of Medicine is to provide the student with an excellent education equal to instruction provided at the best US medical schools. The integrated curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the US. AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds. As the only hospital-integrated medical program in the Caribbean, AUA has graduated over 1,600 physicians. 

Located on the island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean, our $60-million, 17-acre campus with over 75,000 square feet of Wi-Fi enabled classrooms is a testament to our vision and long-term pledge to provide the most comprehensive learning facility in the Caribbean. www.auamed.org

Responsibilities:
Teaching:

  • Facilitate learning of Microbiology and Immunology content for Year 2 (Pre-Clinical Basic science students)
  • Able to develop and deliver teaching content incorporating evidence based pedagogical methods using active learning techniques in the classroom and small group.
  • Formulate learning outcomes aligned with assessments, small group activities and other learning sessions
  • Design small group activities integrating microbiology and immunology topics in a system-based curriculum that incorporates all the relevant basic science disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular science, pathology, and pharmacology
  • Collaborate with basic and clinical science educators in coordinating   inter-disciplinary integration of microbiology and immunology with other disciplines within system-based courses
  • Contribute actively to developing formative assessments and summative assessments
  • Facilitate small group discussion based on integrated content other than microbiology and immunology
  • Lead as systems-based course director when required.
  • Implement effective remediation learning for students
  • Participate in curriculum development
  • Advising and mentoring students in academic, curricular, and nonacademic matters.
  • Other faculty duties as assigned by Chair or Dean
  • Additional academic duties may be assigned as determined by needs (extra teaching or facilitation of small groups when a colleague is indisposed)
  • Maintain office hours

Service to the university:

  • Participate in faculty meetings
  • Actively participate in faculty development programs
  • Assume administrative duties including service on standing committees of the school either in an elected or an appointed capacity
  • Contribute to the local community through community outreach activities sponsored by the institution

Research:

  • Attend scientific meetings at least once a year

Qualifications and essential requirements:

  • MD or PhD in Medical Microbiology
  • A minimum of five years teaching experience in the pre-clinical curriculum at accredited universities
  • Experience with evidence based pedagogical principles of teaching and use of technology in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate commitment to support the mission and vision of the university and diversity of students and faculty of the institution
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting and collaboration with students, faculty members and others.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact professionally, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to supervise, advise and train students and faculty members
  • Ability to advise and train remediating students
  • Organize and schedule appointments and assignments
  • Ability to foster a co-operative work environment
  • Demonstrate skill to work independently, complete assignments under pressure of deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Engage in scholarly activities as part of continuing education.

Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft 365, particularly PowerPoint and Word are required.
  • Experience with audience response systems is an advantage

Benefits package, vacation days, conference allowance, annual travel benefit, potential tax-free income. 

To Apply
Send Cover Letter, CV, and list of three references to:

Bharati Balachandran, PhD, MSHPED

Chair, Microbiology & Immunology

American University of Antigua College of Medicine
bharatib@auamed.net

 

AUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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