Curriculum Fellows Program
HMS Program in Graduate Education
Harvard Medical School (HMS) seeks talented early-career scientists interested in a career in education to apply for a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. While all fellows share an interest in science education, pedagogy, and curriculum development, the scientific subject and day-to-day academic service of each position varies. Fellows have gone on to careers as directors of curriculum in a variety of academic programs, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, and administrators of higher education.
Curriculum Fellow in Translational and Biomedical Sciences
Location: Boston, MA
Category: Faculty – Science
Type: Full Time
The Leder Human Biology (LHB) Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is seeking an innovative, collaborative early-career science educator to provide broad curricular and academic support to LHB, a translational medicine certification for HMS biomedical PhD students. The Curriculum Fellows Program is a postdoctoral service and training program focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Curriculum Fellows work closely with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education-focused careers.
• Work closely with the faculty directors of the Leder Human Biology program at Harvard Medical School to organize, teach, and evaluate courses required for the translational medicine certification
• Serve as Associate Course Director in BCMP 234 (Cellular Metabolism and Human Disease), one of the required semester-length courses for the LHB Program. Manage and mentor the course’s Teaching Fellows and help lead critical reading sections
• Provide support and guidance for student-organized para-curricular activities associated with the Leder Human Biology program
• Catalyze and evaluate initiatives to improve biomedical education across Harvard Medical School, and make evidence-based recommendations to faculty and teaching staff on curricular design
• Support a short course on Case Studies in Human Biology
• An earned doctorate in a field relevant to biology, biochemistry, or the biomedical sciences
• Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate science courses
• Advanced knowledge of or training in translational biomedical sciences (preferred)
• Postdoctoral research in a field relevant to the translational sciences (preferred)
Job Skills and Competencies
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty with the purpose of organizing a semester-long course in cellular metabolism and human disease
• Experience applying evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations to the classroom and working with faculty members to develop effective teaching strategies
• Strong organizational and management skills
• Commitment to the professional development and mentorship of PhD students in the Leder Human Biology program
The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators, therefore applications from candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral research or teaching experience are discouraged. Fellows are appointed as research associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer, contingent on experience and performance. Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis with the goal of filling the position as soon as possible.
Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:
(1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a teaching statement
(4) the names and contact information of three professional references
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.