SMU-2119602-Adjunct Instructor-California School of Podiatric Medicine

Samuel Merritt University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary:  

As an Adjunct Instructor within the California School of Podiatric Medicine, the incumbent is responsible for teaching the Pediatrics course.

Faculty members are assigned to develop and teach the course/rotation(s) for which they are qualified by education, certification, and professional experience.  Instructional duties include planning courses/rotations and curricula, and evaluating courses/rotations.  Related duties include academic advising of students, supervision of independent study projects, maintaining office hours, and attending departmental meetings when required.  

Job Duties and Accountabilities:
An Asterisk (*) denotes an “essential job function” for ADA purposes.
All items listed below are considered “essential job functions” for ADA purposes

(80%) Teaching and Learning

  • *Develops instructional materials and student learning activities for instruction based on program objectives and within the context of the program’s philosophy.
  • *Collaborates with other faculty members to coordinate theory and clinical instruction to provide an optimal learning environment for students.
  • *Selects and uses a variety of situation appropriate teaching methods and strategies, including but not limited to:  lecture, discussion, role playing, group activities, audiovisual and technical materials.
  • *Communicates effectively with students and peers in teaching material and in the achievement of identified learning goals.    

(10%) Academic Advising

  • *Is available during regularly posted office hours and by appointment to provide academic advising to students.    

(10%) Other duties as assigned

  • Responds to voice or e-mail messages within 48 hours.
  • *Maintains licensure/certification required for the teaching assignment.
  • *Arrives to clinical rotations in a punctual manner.  Notifies the supervising clinician regarding illnesses/unavoidable absence in advance of clinical rotation sessions.
  • *Attends departmental meetings as appropriate for FTE.
  • Actively participates in curriculum development activities
  • Participates in board preparation activities as assigned.    

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • Calculates exam scores and grades.
  • Learns and maintains skills associated with distance learning (learning management system, video conference teaching, lecture recording, etc.)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Medical doctorate degree required
  • Pediatric residency completion required
  • Prior experience teaching pediatric courses and clinical rotations to health profession students preferred

Physical Efforts: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

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