Overview

Position Summary

The department of Foundational Health Sciences in the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is seeking an Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (Educator Track). This individual will be responsible for teaching medical pharmacology in our systems-based preclinical curriculum and to take a role in course leadership, including writing and administering high-quality clinically-relevant assessments. The individual will work as part of a team to develop interactive case- and team-based learning activities and interact with and mentor medical and graduate students. Innovative pedagogy and an interest in curricular improvement are expected. Faculty duties will also include engaging in institutional and professional service.

The applicant should provide a single pdf file including curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and names of three individuals familiar with the applicant’s teaching ability and can provide letters of reference. 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. Therefore, we especially seek and encourage applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in medical education and others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University.

 Who We Are
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a five-college graduate health sciences university dedicated to the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals. The original college of the five, Chicago Medical School, has been educating physicians and furthering biomedical research for more than 100 years. The founders built a combined medical school and hospital where working men and women could study medicine at night.

CMS is a community-based institution in which students experience a variety of clinical environments, including inner-city and suburban hospitals, the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center that serves US military personnel, as well as private clinics and practice settings.  Training focuses on positioning patients at the center of care and as active members of the healthcare team.  During student didactic training, CMS’s simulation labs allow students to sharpen their interactive and communication skills and develop critical reasoning. Students have early clinical contact, experience a supportive environment, and count on a faculty dedicated to student success.

Faculty and staff are passionate about CMS’ mission to educate physicians and scientists dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate patient care and excellence in scientific discovery within a diverse, supportive, and interprofessional environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teaching of medical pharmacology in the systems-based medical curriculum.
  • Collaborate with basic scientists and clinicians to develop an integrated curriculum.
  • Contribute to course leadership.
  • Continually self-evaluate and improve one’s own pedagogy.
  • Supervise and mentor medical students in a variety of learning activities.
  • Serve on assigned committees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Discipline Chair, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.

Role of Faculty member at RFUMS
All full-time faculty members employed by RFUMS are expected to engage in activities considered core to their primary role as a faculty member. These activities include teaching, scholarly activity, and service.

Teaching responsibilities vary and may include:
Direct instruction
Curriculum management
Assessment
Advising and mentoring for students
Course leadership

Scholarly activities vary and may include:
Original scholarship
Grant procurement
Research mentoring

Service activities vary and may include internal and external contributions through:
Committees
Contributions to the profession
Recruitment
Direct patient care
Scholarly and/or clinical activities are negotiated and determined at the department level and primarily based on the faculty track.

Required Education & Experience

  • PhD, PharmD, or MD (or equivalent) in pharmacology, pharmaceutical science, or a closely related field. ­­
  • Experience in teaching pharmacology or pharmaceutical science at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Experience with interactive case-based learning approaches to instruction.
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check.
  • Must have proof of COVID19 vaccination or a university-approved exemption.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of systems-based medical curriculum
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to quickly learn Learning Management System and Exam Administration software.
  • Professionalism, high ethical standards, respect for confidentiality and privacy.
  • W­­ork/interact with diverse populations and be sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Value teamwork

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of infection, immunology, musculoskeletal, neurobehavioral, endocrine, and/or reproductive pharmacology.
  • Experience in Medical Education Curriculum development.
  • Experience with teaching methods including interactive large and small groups and case-based learning

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the position’s essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
EOE, including Disability/Vets

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is especially seeking and encouraging nominations and applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their respective fields, as well as others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University.