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Curriculum Fellow in Cancer Biology

Curriculum Fellow in Infectious Diseases

Curriculum Fellow in Online Learning (Pharmacology)

 

Curriculum Fellow position in Cancer Biology

 

Institution:   Harvard Medical School
Location:       Boston, MA
Category:       Faculty - Science
Type:              Full Time
 
The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will provide curricular and administrative support for the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium. The Landry Cancer Biology Consortium is a graduate program in cancer biology that leverages the diverse expertise of the entire Harvard Community to bring students into the cancer research network, foster collaborative problem solving and support the development of their careers as the next leaders in cancer research.
 
The Cancer Biology CF will work independently and in collaboration with diverse Harvard-affiliated faculty to:
  • Manage the vibrant training program in Cancer Biology that spans the Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, and at the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals
  • Develop, implement and support paracurricular activities, including symposia, recruitment events, and other opportunities for the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium
  • Develop a multidisciplinary curriculum for Landry Cancer Biology Consortium; potentially including quarter courses, nanocourses and a ‘bootcamp’ style hands-on laboratory training course
  • Provide administrative support for the Landry Cancer Biology Consortium and the associated training program, including the preparation of annual reports for university stakeholders
Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in cancer biology, or closely related area of biomedical sciences
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)
Job Skills and Competencies:
  • Outstanding writing and organizational skills
  • Project or program management skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for independence, perseverance, and innovation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience working with faculty and administrators across programs
The Landry Cancer Biology Curriculum Fellow is a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers while also contributing to the development and oversight of high quality, innovative graduate education at Harvard. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct educational research projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment. The Landry Cancer Biology Curriculum Fellow position is particularly well suited for someone with Higher Education Administration career aspirations.  
 
To apply:
To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 5 PM Eastern Time on Friday March 31st, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start date for the position is summer 2017 or earlier at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
 
Address applications to:
Bradley Coleman, Ph.D. Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)
 
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.
Landry Cancer Biology Consortium http://landrycancer.gsas.harvard.edu
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Curriculum Fellow position in Infectious Diseases

 

Institution:   Harvard Medical School
Location:      Boston, MA
Category:      Faculty - Science
Type:             Full Time
 
The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop and support courses and programming relevant to the infectious disease training of graduate students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The CF will also play a key role in the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium (IDC), a University-wide affiliation of graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows engaged in infectious disease research.
 
The IDC Curriculum Fellow will work independently and in collaboration with HMS and HSPH faculty to:
  • Support the ongoing development of microbiology and infectious disease-related courses offered through the HMS Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
  • Generate infectious disease-related content for inclusion into a masters-level course at HSPH and provide instructional support to the associated teaching faculty
  • Provide intellectual and administrative support for a new joint HMS/HSPH graduate program in bacteriology
  • Work with the student leadership of the IDC to develop and support new and existing educational, social and career development initiatives
  • Pursue additional opportunities to improve infectious disease education at Harvard through collaborations, new paracurricular programming and the adoption of novel course formats
Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in an infectious disease-related field (i.e. bacteriology, parasitology, virology)
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)
Job Skills and Competencies:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities
  • Experience applying pedagogical best practices, including evidence-based teaching methods, to the classroom
  • Ability to advise faculty on the application of evidence-based teaching practices to existing courses
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events
  • Ability to work independently to identify and implement optimal solutions to diverse problems
  • Effective mentorship skills
The IDC Curriculum Fellow is a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers while contributing to the development and oversight of high quality, innovative graduate education at Harvard. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct educational research (DBER) projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.
 
To apply:
To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 5 PM Eastern Time on March 1st, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start for the position is on or before April 15th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
 
Address applications to Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)
 
 Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Curriculum Fellow position in Online Learning

 

Institution:  Harvard Medical School
Location:    Boston, MA
Category:   Faculty - Science
Type:          Full Time
 
The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office of Online Learning and the Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) are pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop a new online Pharmacology course as well as contribute to the development of other online courses. This CF will be an integral member of the team at HMX – an initiative at HMS producing fully online courses that will be offered to students all over the world who may be interested in a variety of health care careers (e.g. medicine or nursing). These courses teach foundational medical topics in a highly applied, engaging, and visual manner. HMX is a fast-paced and highly collaborative team, bringing together the expertise of teaching and learning experts, medical illustrators, videographers, medical professionals, and technologists. If you have insight and expertise in teaching pharmacology, and are a project manager, team player, curious researcher, motivated problem solver, and fearless innovator, this is the job for you.
 
The HMX CF is a member of the Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP), a service and training program designed for early career scientist-teachers who are interested in an academic pathway involving curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biomedical and biological sciences.  CFs work with faculty members and staff at Harvard Medical School to design and implement educational innovations within new and existing graduate and medical coursework at HMS. CFs are part of a science education community that integrates pedagogical training into their course- and program-based efforts and provides opportunities to design and conduct educational research projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.
 
This CF will focus on the development, improvement, support, and analysis of a high quality online curriculum in the basic medical sciences, with an emphasis on clinically relevant concepts and applications of basic science knowledge in the practice of medicine.  Working in an HMX team, the CF will collaborate with faculty to design and develop multimodal online modules. The CF will manage and develop the curriculum for a new Pharmacology course, including videos, problem sets, assignments, and assessments, with the opportunity to take a fresh approach rather than re-purpose existing material.  The CF will contribute to a research strategy to investigate the impact of the program on student learning and engagement. Online module development is overseen by the Associate Director for Teaching and Research in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Online Learning. The CF will be co-mentored by science/content experts as well as online learning experts. The CF will contribute to program delivery and coordinate appropriate follow-up to drive continuous course and program improvement. Supervisory responsibilities may include the training and mentoring of Online Learning staff and/or student interns.
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned M.D. or Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences as of February 2017
  • A strong content background and teaching experience in pharmacology or closely related topics (e.g. therapeutics, chemical biology, drug development)
Desired Qualifications and Qualities
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills
  • Well-developed writing and self-editing skills, with an intense attention to detail
  • Dedication to producing consistently high-quality work and seeing projects through to completion
  • Track record of working in highly collaborative team settings
  • Commitment to tackling new topics and problems with creativity and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching or a track record of excellent teaching, in-person or online, including a passion for helping students visualize and understand complex concepts
  • Strong interest in online education and the applications of technology in higher education
  • Willingness to teach in new ways, including appearing on camera, writing excellent assessment questions, and creating “whiteboard” style teaching videos   
To apply:
To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing: a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Please also send the names and contact information of three references.  These references will be contacted early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 9 AM Eastern Time on Monday, February 6th, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 6th and we will contact candidates for first-round interviews shortly thereafter. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is renewable for two years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start date for the position is on or before March 20th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype before selections are made for on-campus interviews.   
 
Address applications to Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.