Medical Educator-Pharmacology

Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Negotiable depending on rank/experience
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology of the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is recruiting a full-time Pharmacology educator for our Philadelphia campus.  

This full-time, tenure-track, 12-month position will serve as the Pharmacology Thread Leader (equivalent to a Course Director at other institutions) and will participate in multiple M1/M2 courses. DUCOM’s integrated Foundations and Frontiers curriculum prepares students to provide humanistic care to a diverse population as an integral member of a health care team. The 18-month Foundations phase includes multidisciplinary, integrated basic and clinical science courses that utilize a combination of technology-enhanced instructional formats to deliver course content as well as in-class team-centered instructional activities that extend and apply knowledge to clinical problems.  

Successful applicants must have a terminal degree in Pharmacology or a related discipline, preferably with multidisciplinary experience. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of educators from basic and clinical science disciplines as part of an innovative and integrated medical education curriculum that includes teaching opportunities in simulations, small group and large group settings, as well as in facilitating in our Case-Based Learning course. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to actively engage in professional development, provide service to the Institution and engage in scholarly activity in the field of medical education.  

With over 1,200 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine has the largest enrollment of any private medical school in the nation and receives over 16,000 applications yearly. We have two campuses: the Philadelphia campus, with ~260 students in each class year, and our new Tower Health/West Reading campus, with ~40 students per class year. The preclinical education in Philadelphia will take place at a new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education building in the University City section of Philadelphia.  

DUCOM carries forward its tradition as a college of opportunity, embracing an environment of diversity and inclusion. Our innovative curriculum spans both campuses and involves Drexel faculty who work together across the campuses and disciplines to deliver educational excellence.  

The position can be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor commensurate with the applicant’s experience and accomplishments in medical education. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of this faculty position include: 

-Work with an interdisciplinary team of basic science educators and clinical faculty to develop and implement basic science content in an innovative and integrated medical education curriculum 

-Prepare and develop online educational resources in conjunction with other basic science educators 

-Participate in and design different types of active learning sessions including team-based learning and simulations 

-Identify, track and support students in academic difficulty within the course/thread 

-Facilitate case-based learning 

-Participate in mentoring and advising activities for medical students 

-Contribute to the Department’s missions, including teaching graduate students in the Department’s MS/PhD programs 

-Maintain a scholarly focus in education 


  Education and Experience: 

-Terminal degree in Pharmacology or related disciplines 

-At least two years’ experience teaching in a graduate or medical education setting with evidence of effective teaching 

-Demonstrated success in working well with faculty, administrators and students in an educational environment 

-Preference given to those who demonstrate multidisciplinary basic science expertise 


 Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  

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