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Faculty Position--Clerkship Director: Psychiatry

California Northstate University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level, Department of Medical Education,

California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove, CA


Reports to:

Department Chair of Clinical Medicine



0.5 FTE, part-time, exempt



  • Design and develop the respective clerkship- organization, content and mode of delivery for all clerkship-related activities in a community-based educational model, in accordance with institutional, accreditation and discipline specific requirements.
  • Design a vertically and horizontally integrated clerkship format and content, framed within the clinical context of an integrated curriculum
  • Manage the delivery of the curriculum, based on direction from the Curriculum Committee and Associate/Assistant Dean(s) of Curriculum, including the general competencies and educational program objectives to be taught and learned in the respective clerkship, the length of the clerkship, the content, and the methods of teaching and assessment
  • As a content expert, submit annual proposals and recommendations to the Curriculum Committee for needed improvements in clerkship-specific objectives, format, content, methods of teaching and student assessment
  • Design/deliver outstanding student experience, attending to all curriculum matters, as well as maintaining a learning environment that promotes mutual respect and professional behavior on the part of faculty, staff and students
  • Provide course schedules, syllabi, and information for educational database
  • Choose/change faculty who teach students as appropriate, provide faculty with development opportunities and feedback on their teaching
  • Monitor student assessment and provide timely feedback and assignment of grades
  • Communicate with site directors at various clinical sites and report to the Curriculum Committee on the uniform delivery of the curriculum and the educational experiences of all students at all sites
  • Support student remediation planning and activities
  • May serve as a College Master (student mentor, academic advisor and role model), and supervise the academic progress of an assigned group of students throughout their medical program
  • Support the delivery of the Masters Colloquium and Medical Skills courses for pre-clerkship students
  • Support student career advising and student medical specialty interest groups
  • Participate in scholarship activities
  • Participate in faculty development programs
  • Serve on departmental and institutional committees
  • Provide clinical service (negotiable)



  • Terminal degree (MD, MD/PhD, DO) with Board Certification in the respective clinical specialty and/or a sub-specialty
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of California
  • Prior experience serving as a clerkship director is highly desired
  • Documented accomplishments as a clinician and clinician-educator
  • Experience and documented accomplishments in teaching medical students
  • Documented scholarship in the respective clinical area and/or medical education
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary environment



  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Abilities to lead collaborative inter-organizational programs
  • Knowledge about design of adult learning and active learning educational experiences
  • Commitment to professional excellence and innovation in medical education

Qualified applicants with documented scholarship may be considered for Academic Vice-Chair positions within the respective clinical department; such an assignment will serve to augment and further develop the academic strength of the respective clinical department by leading and facilitating scholarship and research.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For full consideration, candidates should provide curriculum vitae with at least three references. All candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, articulating how their knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared them to function in support of California Northstate University's vision and mission statements.

Please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, and any additional information to the HR Department. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.                                               

California Northstate is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For inquiries, please contact us by email and/or telephone: (916) 686-7300.

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