Assistant Professor - Teaching Specialist

Uconn Health
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

UConn Health School of Medicine

Assistant Professor - Teaching Specialist

Academic Educational Affairs; Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Job Responsibility

The UConn School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position, who has expertise in teaching, becoming an effective teacher, and educational scholarship. The Teaching Specialist will support faculty development programming to maximize teaching ability and educational outcomes for our students. Additionally, this faculty member will oversee and have creative direction of the medical school’s Scholarship and Discovery program.

Key responsibilities include working with faculty to develop them into effective teachers, as well as to implement and evaluate innovative teaching approaches for medical student education. The teaching specialist will work to improve both classroom and clinical teaching through faculty development and individual consultation. This position requires expertise in communication skills, the enhancement of the learning environment, and effective feedback among other skills. As director of the Medical Student Scholarship and Discovery program, the role requires experience with educational scholarship, research design and methods. The director will work both with students as they progress toward their capstone project and with faculty mentors. Current curriculum related to ethical research methodology will be reviewed and updated as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications Required - Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Doctorate degree in Education, Higher Education, Educational Psychology, or other closely related field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education, especially in the health professions.
  • Experience in conducting educational workshops, seminars, and small group sessions for students and faculty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various constituency groups.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in medical education, including team-based learning (TBL) pedagogy
  • Evidence of scholarly work in teaching and learning. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in academic support/teaching effectiveness for medical or other professional students.
  • Experience in medical education with demonstrated success in teaching strategies and faculty development.
  • Experience as academic counselor, coach or mentor.
  • Leadership experience in higher education.
  • Experience in mentoring learners in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of creative longitudinal scholarly projects.

Interested applicants should apply at, search number 2021-433. A cover letter, resume and names of three references hold be upload through the site.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer