Basic Science Faculty Educator, Immunology, MD Curriculum

Tower Health - Reading, PA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $97,000 a year
In 2018, Drexel University College of Medicine and Tower Health announced plans to jointly develop a regional medical campus in West Reading, Pennsylvania near the campus of Reading Hospital. The regional campus will provide all four years of instruction leading to the MD degree, and will be operational for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. We are now recruiting for multiple faculty and staff level positions to support the operation of the new campus.

Today, with more than 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine is educating 1 in every 83 medical students in the nation. Graduate students number more than 800, and the College is the academic partner in the education of more than 550 medical residents and fellows. There are 700 clinical and basic science faculty, and more than 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty. Tower Health is a regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people in southeastern Pennsylvania. Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; and a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 65 convenient locations

Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Faculty and Staff hired for the Drexel University College of Medicine Campus at Tower Health will receive their pay and benefits from Tower Health. Faculty will also hold a faculty appointment with the Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Tower Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. M/F/D/V

This 12-month basic science educator position with expertise in Immunology will serve as thread leader, Immunology and will participate in multiple M1/M2 courses at the Tower Health/Reading campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. DUCOM’s 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. Candidates must demonstrate willingness to contribute to multidisciplinary medical instruction in the laboratory, small group, and large group settings and will also participate in small group Case Based Learning sessions.

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
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;
Maintain a scholarly focus in education

Terminal degree in Immunology or a related field
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