Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Open Rank Non-tenure System Faculty - Medical Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System have embarked on the exciting endeavor of creating the nation's first engineering-based college of medicine, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The new college is seeking four (4) exceptional non-tenure system faculty to serve as small group facilitators. This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of academic scholars and active health care clinicians and specialists in medical education at the intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences.
Initially, faculty facilitators will be members of the team developing an innovative case-driven, problem-based, active-learning curriculum. This will include preparing learning objectives, developing clinical case scenarios, and other course material, to ensure compliance with the standards established by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Faculty facilitators will also participate in the development of student admissions criteria. Beginning with the inaugural student class in 2018, faculty facilitators will segue to guide small groups of eight (8) medical students during the pre-clerkship phase of the four-year curriculum. Using active learning methodologies, facilitators will focus on empowering medical students to take responsibility for their own learning in all aspects of the educational program in conjunction with standards and expectations set by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Curriculum Committee.
Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a thriving micro-urban university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association: www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm
Following is a list of initial, then annually occurring responsibilities and duties of the faculty who will serve as small group facilitators:
Initial duties and responsibilities:
- Collaborate with course directors to develop and refine the following in preparation for the first class of students to begin in July 2018:
o Learning Objectives
o Cases to be used in case-driven, problem-based methods of curriculum delivery
o Curriculum Threads
- Be receptive to training and working in a collaborative environment to develop and execute case-driven, problem-based active learning sessions in support of the new engineering-based medical curriculum.
- Collaborate in creating a facilitator's guide for case-driven problem-based learning sessions by assimilating all relevant case information.
- Participate in the development of selection criteria for the student admission process.
On-going duties and responsibilities:
- Guide small groups of students through experiential active learning of integrated basic science, engineering, and clinical experiences via a pedagogy that relies primarily on case-driven, problem-based, active learning.
- Manage small group dynamics to optimize learning opportunities and monitor the quality, accuracy, and breadth of information presented.
- Participate in pedagogical work with human tissues, samples, body parts, or other materials in accordance with ethical and safety standards following all University of Illinois, Carle Health System, and federal regulations.
- Foster critical reasoning skills, as well as collaborative and self-directed active learning by medical students via pedagogies that incorporate clinical cases, problems, and application of new knowledge from lecture and lab.
- Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships amongst students, staff, and faculty.
- Attend and contribute to meetings of key personnel involved in case-driven problem-based active learning.
- Supervise student quizzes and other relevant assessments.
- Monitor and evaluate student progress and provide regular and frequent feedback. Work with course directors and unit leaders to mentor students and provide remedial instruction if appropriate.
- Record student progress, evaluations, and other assessments in a timely and efficient manner, in the online assessment tool or other tools or mechanisms as required.
- Engage in and support learning in accordance with related student and patient regulations, such as FERPA and HIPAA.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of work related information and materials.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect, supporting and engaging in equal employment opportunity principles, rules and regulations.
- Education and experience equivalent to an advanced graduate or professional degree in a biomedical or engineering field related to the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine mission and curriculum. Degrees include Ed.D., Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or R.N.
Experience, skills and abilities requirements:
- At least 2-5 years of successful teaching and mentoring experience in academia.
- Experiences that document excellent organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail and follow-through.
- A record of experiences that evidence success in effective use of interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy.
- The excellent candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative and mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
This is a 100% full-time, 12-month service basis, benefits eligible, non-tenure position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search, upon mutual agreement. All recommendations for appointment are subject to University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval.
Procedure for candidacy:
For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit medicine.illinois.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.
For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received no later than March 9, 2017. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through jobs.illinois.edu; upload a letter of application, resume, and a letter of interest that should include a brief one-page teaching statement that describes how applicant's career goals, teaching philosophy, and experiences will contribute to a small group based active-learning pedagogy. Also required is a list of names and contact information of three professional references.
For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).