Opportunity at a Glance
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), an accredited institution founded in 1978 with over 4,000 medical graduates, invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Behavioral and Clinical Sciences as Behavior Clinical Medicine Faculty.
The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten. AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students.
Our medical students are highly motivated and the majority are from the USA and Canada. The first two years of basic medical sciences are completed in St. Maarten and the second two years of clinical studies are done at associated hospitals in the USA and United Kingdom. After passing all prerequisite examinations, AUC graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S.
Education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Effective teachers are sought, particularly individuals who are interested in improving medical education and who work well on a team. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.
The Behavioral Medicine curriculum is lecture based and presented mainly in the fifth semesters of the AUC medical science program. Teaching responsibilities may include lectures in topics such as normal human development, high risk behavior, psychopathology, therapeutic theories, public health and communication skills. The faculty member will also contribute to the ICM curriculum. This four semester program through the use of small groups and standardized patients allows students to develop the skills needed for patient centered care. The faculty member will also be responsible for development and delivery of various integrative activities.
• Preparation of course materials
• Delivery of effective lectures
• Preparation, administration, marking and reporting of examinations
• Undergo training to qualify as a facilitator in the problem-based learning program
• Supervise educational activities of students under actual or simulated situations
• Prepare instructional plans and career analyses to reflect current changes in the field
• Advise individuals or groups of students in academic matters and exercise professional judgment in referring students to appropriate personnel
• Develop new instructional materials and teaching techniques with participation in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum planning and integration
• Actively participate in relevant professional activities in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence
• Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and confer with advisory groups in order to modify course content
• Prepare, administer and evaluate examinations to assess the development of student accomplishments
• Completes other duties as assigned
Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist with MD, PhD or PsyD
• Previous teaching experience is preferred but not required
• Strong teaching skills and experience or evidence of potential
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong interest in medical education and working with medical students
• Flexibility and ability to work well on a team
All Faculty members are expected to continue their professional development and/or scholarly achievement, their public and/or professional service and actively participate in University life.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
*Please include cover letter with list of lectures taught in Behavioral Clinical Medicine to Medical Students with application