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Neuroscience Professor

University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Salary commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jun 17, 2024


UMHS Campus in St. Kitts, West Indies


The University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts (UMHS) invites applications for a faculty position in Neuroscience. Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy is focused on team-teaching and, as such, faculty have adequate time to engage in research and/or writing. The UMHS academic year has three semesters; therefore, teaching responsibilities occur throughout the year.

Responsibilities include:


Developing and providing students with approved syllabi and learning objectives.  Organizing, preparing, and regularly updating course content. Delivering effective lectures utilizing a variety of teaching techniques and state of the art teaching technologies. Preparing and administering examinations, grading in a timely manner, and providing feedback to students. Focusing on student success by being available to students during non-teaching time. Serving on faculty committees. Supervising students in a variety of activities, including but not limited to, problem-based learning activities, human-computer simulation activities in the UMHS virtual hospital ward, and activities in local clinical settings.  Participate in activities assigned by the department chair and/or University administration.  


Minimum qualifications:

Passion for teaching Earned Ph.D. in neuroscience

3-5 years’ experience teaching in an accredited medical school preferably in the  US, Canada, or UK.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English  


Course Description: MNEU 0810 Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy 7 credits Neuroscience begins with an overview of the entire nervous system. As the course progresses, the focus is on comprehending the basic structure and function of each level of the nervous system, integrating both the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The principles that underlie the anatomical structure of each system of the brain are correlated with its physiology; correlations between the functional deficits, and the pathological anatomy in several neurological diseases which require working knowledge of anatomy and physiology are stressed. Special attention is given to integrating current understandings of human neurological and psychiatric diseases, and each topic is supplemented by relevant lab exercises which include detailed brain dissection and exposure to angiograms, CT scans, MRI, etc.


About UMHS.  Students complete the Basic Science Program at the UMHS at our state-of-the-art campus in St Kitts. The fifth semester occurs at the UMHS campus in Portland, Maine. Students complete their third year of core clinical rotations and fourth year of elective rotations in one of our many affiliated, accredited teaching hospitals throughout the United States. To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical program and pass the USMLE Step1 and Step 2. Our graduates have obtained residencies through the United States and Canada. Please visit our website for further details about our academic program and student successes


Course Benefits: The position is full time, and the salary is commensurate with teaching experience and degree. The faculty member is provided with an excellent health care plan which covers both the US and St. Kitts health care. Since there are three fifteen-week semesters, the faculty member has seven weeks’ vacation a year which comes as the last two weeks of May and August and three weeks in December. Faculty are also provided an annual one week leave with expenses to attend a pre-approved professional convention. Please note that we recruit highly credentialed faculty worldwide to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. UMHS offers a tax-free annual salary within certain limits, a state-of-the-art institution on an idyllic island, the opportunity to become involved in the growth and success of the institution, and most importantly the opportunity to educate and nurture a new generation of physicians.


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