Currently Available Positions within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program
- Work closely with the faculty director of a current introductory course in quantitative approaches to develop and administer lectures, workshops, online instructional materials and assessments.
- Provide academic support to faculty teaching other quantitative courses.
- Provide expertise and advice to faculty and fellows as they incorporate quantitative and statistical content into existing basic science courses.
- Work directly with students to support their learning of quantitative content.
An earned doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., biology, computational biology, computer science, biomedical informatics, etc.)
Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate students
Postdoctoral qualifications: research and/or teaching experience (preferred)
Demonstrated quantitative expertise and experience with biomedical data
Demonstrated expertise in the application of statistical analyses to biomedical data
Proficiency with R (preferred) and/or Python, MATLAB or other languages
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities
Experience applying pedagogical best practices to the classroom, including evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations
Strong oral and written communication skills, strict attention to detail
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
Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
The MD-PhD CF will work directly with the MD-PhD Program Director and interact with program faculty, students, and staff to maximize the education, training, operations, and education research activities of the program, including:
- Develop, implement, and support academic and para-curricular activities that enhance the rigorous training and dynamic community of physician-scientists at Harvard and MIT
- Evaluate the effectiveness of existing academic and para-curricular MD-PhD activities and establish a systematic approach to the collection and analysis of data to assess student and alumni outcomes
- Support MD-PhD program and school-wide student training and alumni engagement initiatives
- Collaborate on the advancement of MD-PhD education research studies, including academic publication and presentation.
- An earned M.D. or Ph.D. in biomedical sciences
- Institutional experience in medical and graduate education practices
- Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)
Job Skills and Competencies:
- Outstanding writing, oral, and organizational skills
- Project or program management skills
- Motivated, independent, and creative
- Collaborative in a team setting
- Excellent social skills
- Experience working with students, faculty, and administrators
The MD-PhD 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 MD-PhD Curriculum Fellow position is particularly well suited for someone with Higher Education Administration career aspirations.