Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education

Durham, North Carolina
Commensurate with Experience
Apr 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

The Duke University School of Medicine invites applications from innovative and creative educators for a full-time, teaching position in organ systems-based medical physiology. This position will be filled at the rank and title of Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education. The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in Physiology, Anatomy, Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will demonstrate mastery of the requisite knowledge to teach the physiology of multiple organ systems, including pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, and gastrointestinal physiology, and neurophysiology. The incumbent would join a cadre of teaching faculty in the Duke University School of Medicine who teach foundational science in the preclerkship doctor of medicine curriculum for first-year medical students and in the Duke Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program, with primary responsibility for directing the Organ Systems course in the Duke MBS program. The incumbent will also contribute content in the domain of cellular and molecular biology, histology, genetics, biochemistry or neuroscience and lead small-group seminar discussions elsewhere in the core curriculum of the Duke MBS program. The incumbent will have service responsibilities within the Duke MBS, as assigned by the program director.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a postdoctoral fellowship, have relevant teaching experience, including experience educating and mentoring students from backgrounds that are under-represented in biomedical science and the health professions, and are passionate about advancing health professions education. We seek an educator who will contribute to the University’s commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and diversity. Candidates who satisfy NIH criteria for “Underrepresented Populations in the U.S. Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Enterprise” are especially encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) the names and contact information of three references to the search committee at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.