Teaching Faculty Discipline Lead and Unit Director for Pharmacology

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 26, 2023
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Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.





Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a national leader in transforming the health of communities through its purposeful integration of education, research, and clinical care by providing an environment enhanced by diversity, clinical innovation, and research. The College of Medicine prepares socially accountable, community-based physicians, scientists, and health professionals who are uniquely qualified to transform the health of patients and communities.


The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) seeks applicants for a part- time or full-time, non-tenure, open rank faculty (assistant, associate, or full professor) position. The ideal candidate will have a history of teaching excellence in medical education and the leadership skills to serve as the Pharmacology Discipline Lead across the four-year MD curriculum and as the Unit Director for the Pharmacology Unit of the first-year Foundations II course. In this position the selected candidate will collaborate with Course Directors, Unit Directors, Clerkship Directors, and other course faculty to design and implement teaching sessions to cover identified pharmacology content across the curriculum. This position will be responsible for managing and developing the pharmacology unit into a dynamic and innovative learning environment, restructuring the unit in response to student feedback and course reviews, managing the teaching faculty and promoting collaboration, identifying gaps and redundancies in content, and incorporating effective learning and assessment formats. Also, this position will provide instruction in basic science courses and the basic science components of clinical courses primarily in the area of Pharmacology and also in other areas of basic medical science as per personal expertise and the needs of the curriculum (predominantly MD Program but may include, as needed, other programs like the Master in Physician Assistant Studies Program, the Graduate Certificate Program, etc.).


Minimum qualifications include a terminal doctoral degree, MD/DO, Pharm D or Ph.D. in basic science disciplines, such as Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or related field. Preferred qualifications include, the ability to teach additional disciplines (such as microbiology, pathology, histology, immunology), experience with the use of technology and active learning instruction, three (3) years of relevant teaching experience in medical education, and previous experience as a Course Director.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 529453 at and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors), who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 18, 2023. Review will continue until position is filled.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.