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Job ID: 235485

Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 2, 2024
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology - General
This position is needed in the Department of Behavioral Science to facilitate the planning and conduct of the College of Medicine and Department of Behavioral Science medical education program. It is designed to strengthen teaching and scholarship efforts by adding specific expertise in medical student education to the Department’s tenure-track faculty.

The Medical Educational Program Coordinator position is designed to assist the Chair in discharging the medical educational mission of the Department. This person will assist the Chair in relating to various constituencies as follows:

1. Departmental Faculty-
a. To assist with medical educational course planning and administration at the Lexington and regional campuses;
b. To partner with the community to identify medical education opportunities;
c. To assist in the development of new content for medical educational courses;
d. To assist in reviewing and strengthening faculty medical student teaching skills;
e. To communicate student inputs from evaluations and student liaison groups;
f. To inform and remind faculty of relevant of course conduct;
g. To liaise with the Department’s Director of Graduate Studies for the management
of the Department teaching mission.

2. Medical Students-
a. To teach in the medical education program by being a small group instructor in our medical education courses;
b. To receive student evaluations on all departmental medical student courses and direct them to faculty and Chair;
c. To counsel students individually on problems that arise relevant to the medical educational program, and when appropriate, mediate student-faculty disputes;
d. To assist medical students in selecting and developing elective and tutorial course experiences.

3. COM Office of Medical Education-
a. To provide program data as needed to update the College’s database;
b. To review yearly National Board of Medical Examiners Part I examination and student results to identify new areas for course development;
c. To represent the Department at meetings convened by the Office of Medical Education;
d. To be available for service on University, College and Departmental educational committees;
e. To act as the Department’s primary contact to the Office of Medical Education on curriculum matters.

In addition to these responsibilities for relating to various constituencies, the Medical Educational Program Coordinator will also be expected to participate in scholarship that is related to the medical educational mission of the department. For example, projects that develop and evaluate innovative approaches to teaching medical students are expected. Evidence of scholarship includes publication of essays, research reports, articles, and book chapters in hard copy and web-based formats; scholarly presentations about teaching, participation in conferences, colloquia, workshops, and training sessions, external funding, and/or teaching awards. Communication of research results beyond the Department is expected through oral and written presentations within and beyond the institution.

To apply, please include a CV and Cover Letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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