Basic Science Educator - Pathology
The Department of Basic Sciences at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine invites applications for an educator faculty position in the area of Pathology at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. Successful candidates should have a record of instruction to medical and graduate students and demonstrated scholarly activity in education, basic science, community, or outcomes research. This is an excellent opportunity for those individuals who have had successful research careers and are now interested in directing their energy toward teaching and learning, and scholarship therewith. It also is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking for their first educator position. We have a cadre of educators with years of experience to mentor both. The Department of Basic Sciences and Geisinger Commonwealth recognize outstanding teaching and innovative medical education scholarship as a basis for advancement, including tenure. Currently, the department is recruiting faculty with expertise in one of the following areas.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a fully-accredited allopathic medical school located in northeastern Pennsylvania. It offers a community-oriented, patient-centered, and evidence-based medical education curriculum. The educational program is distributed across a 17-county region of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Basic Sciences curriculum is delivered primarily at the main campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The medical school enjoys considerable regional support for its educational mission, research, and service. For more information on Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as well as its mission and values, please visit www.geisinger.edu/education.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with an interdisciplinary team of educators from other basic science disciplines, as well as clinical faculty, to develop, enhance, implement, and evaluate an innovative and integrated curriculum in the biomedical sciences, and disseminate scholarship in medical education. Faculty members are expected to teach broadly across the curriculum and engage in scholarly research in areas of biomedical science, medical education, or community-oriented research. Additional duties include course administration and contributions to institutional and/or departmental governance and service.
The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in the Department of Basic Sciences. Initial level of appointment may be as an Assistant, Associate, or Professor which is dependent upon the applicant's qualifications and experience.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
All applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to those with experience in medical education and course administration and in teaching in Microbiology. Evidence of biomedical or education research productivity is desired.
Please submit a complete set of documents as a single PDF attachment which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching interests, reprints of up to three recent publications, and the names and affiliations of three individuals who may be asked to send letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted until which time the above areas of expertise have been filled. Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. David B. Averill, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences.