Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Behavioral Science
AUA College of Medicine
Antigua and Barbuda

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Behavioral Science

Department: Behavioral Science

Job Status:  Active

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To: Chair of Behavioral Science

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 Behavioral Science. The department is mostly engaged in teaching activities while scientific research is encouraged. The successful candidate will possess excellent written and oral skills and a strong record of teaching. Qualifications include an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree. This position requires an understanding of U.S. MD education requirements and North American mental health diagnoses and practices, including a thorough understanding of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, version 5. Candidates who have teaching experience and research interests in education and have experience writing volumes of stellar USMLE style test questions are of particular interest. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at AUA.

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:

As is directed by the Executive Dean of Basic Sciences, or the Chair of your Department.

  1. Be responsible for guiding assigned students in meeting their respective educational goals, exercising professional judgement based upon the faculty member's knowledge of the subject matter, needs of the individual students, teaching strategies of AUA, interpersonal relationships and teaching theory.
  2. Instruct students using approved course content and outcome guides developed or approved by AUA.
  3. Assess and grade students' achievement of learning outcomes.
  4. Use students' feedback to improve teaching.
  5. Participate in, revise and/ develop courses and curricula.
  6. Provide advice, guidance, and assistance to students, including mentoring.
  7. Participate in academic programs.
  8. Direct and participate in educational programs of the Department within which the faculty member is assigned.
  9. Provide information and assistance on academic programs of the College of Medicine as may be requested.
  10. Compile and/ or research data as may be assigned.
  11. Attend and participate in campus and departmental program meetings and activities of the College of Medicine.
  12. Remain current in respective field of study.
  13. Provide lectures, tutoring, and generally impart knowledge to students at the College of Medicine in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status; and
  14. Carry out other duties and responsibilities consistent with the position of a faculty member of a medical school as may arise from time to time and as assigned by AUA through the Executive Dean of Basic Sciences, the Chair of the Department, or such other person as is duly authorized by AUA.

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 the subject.
  • A minimum of five years teaching experience in a preclinical curriculum at an accredited university.
  • Experience with evidence based pedagogical principles of teaching and use of technology in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to support the mission and vision of the university and the 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 with 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 includes vacation days, a conference allowance, an annual travel benefit, and potential tax-free income. 


To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to: 

Dr. Jeffrey Jarosinski
JJarosinski@auamed.net

Chair of Behavioral Sciences
American University of Antigua
College of Medicine

 

AUA is an equal opportunity employer.

 


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