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Physiology Educator

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology of the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is recruiting a full-time Physiology educator for our Philadelphia campus. 

This full-time, tenure-track, 12-month position will serve as the Physiology Thread Leader (equivalent to a Course Director at other institutions) and will participate in multiple M1 courses. DUCOM’s integrated Foundations and Frontiers curriculum prepares medical students to provide humanistic care to a diverse population as an integral member of a healthcare 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 Physiology 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 high-fidelity simulations, small group, and large group settings, as well as facilitating in our small group 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 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 13,000 applications yearly. We have two campuses: the Philadelphia campus, with ~260 students in each class year, and our Tower Health/West Reading campus, with ~40 students per class year. Preclinical education in Philadelphia takes place at the 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. The successful applicant will report to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Essential Functions
  • 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
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a PhD or Doctorate Physiology or a related discipline
  • Minimum of two year's experience teaching in a graduate or medical education setting with evidence of effective teaching within multiple organ systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in working well with faculty, administrators, and students in an educational environment
  • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate multidisciplinary basic science expertise
Physical Requirements
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table.
  • Typically standing, walking.
  • University City – Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

This is a full-time Faculty position classified as Exempt. The salary offered is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review.

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Full-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet or Part-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet .

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Jun 13 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 31 2024 Eastern Standard Time


 Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.

Drexel University is an urban research university that integrates education, scholarship, diverse partnerships, and our global community to address society’s most pressing challenges through an inclusive learning environment, immersive experiential learning, external partnerships, transdisciplinary and applied research, and creative activity. We prepare graduates of diverse backgrounds to become purpose-driven professionals and agents for positive change

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