Quinnipiac University — Full-Time School of Medicine Faculty: Clinical Arts and Sciences Course Director

Full-Time School of Medicine Faculty: Clinical Arts and Sciences Course Director

Full-Time School of Medicine Faculty: Clinical Arts and Sciences Course Director

The Frank H. Netter MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Medical Sciences to serve as the Course Director for the Clinical Arts and Sciences (CAS) course. The Clinical Arts and Sciences course aims to teach foundational clinical skills in medical interviewing, physical examination, communication, clinical reasoning, medical documentation, and oral presentations in a safe, stimulating, and inclusive environment incorporating experiential learning in both simulated and real clinical settings in the first and second year of the medical education program.

The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This is a 1.0 FTE position.

About the School:
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University is a diverse community of active learners, faculty and partnering clinicians. Named after the famed medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, MD, the medical school honors his legacy with a clear vision of wellness and a dedication to practicing medicine with precision and a sense of humanity. The core values of diversity and inclusion are central to realizing this vision and achieving excellence in medical education, scholarship, and the delivery of clinical care. The school fosters a collaborative teaching and learning community free of discrimination, where diversity in its broadest sense is celebrated and inclusivity is a responsibility shared by all members. The school's MD program is intentionally designed to combine essential clinical skill building with the development of patient-centered skills, guided by faculty, advisers and community physicians. Faculty members and administrators are renowned educators, scholars and experts in their respective medical specialties, and the medical school maintains a strong network of clinical partners and affiliates in New England. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In March of 2022, the sixth graduating class matched to prestigious residency programs located in 23 states.

About Quinnipiac:
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's “The Best 387 Colleges”. Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum:
Curriculum Design and Implementation

  • Develop, coordinate, deliver and assess curricular materials for all components of the CAS Course consistent with national best practices with defined learning objectives.
  • Participate in teaching medical students using evidence-based instructional methods
  • Collaboratively work with the course manager and assistant course director(s), and MeSH program director to ensure effective course administration and delivery
  • Assist in the recruitment, retention, and evaluation of physicians who teach in the Foundations of Clinical care (FCC) and Medical Education Student Home (MeSH) Program.
  • Work closely with the Associate Dean for Faculty Development as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum to design and deliver CAS faculty development sessions.
    Learning Environment Stewardship.
  • Ensure that students learn clinical skills in a safe, stimulating, and inclusive environment.
  • Maintain active communication with preceptors who teach in FCC and MeSH. Schedule regular faculty development sessions to ensure that learning experiences, teaching quality, supervision, learning climate, and assessment are appropriate for students across all sites.
  • Ensure all faculty at all sites are familiar with the learning objectives, the Netter Educational Program Objectives, and the assessment tools.

    Assessment and Grading

  • Ensure that formative and summative assessments occur for all students, and evaluate the quality to ensure usefulness for all students.
  • Collaborate with Senior Director for Accreditation, Measurement and Educational Scholarship on selection of assessment methods and design of grading rubrics, and implement these tools.
  • Ensure timely completion of final grades for each student.
  • Identify students with academic difficulty in a timely manner and bring them to the attention of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum. Work with CAS course faculty and course leadership to provide additional academic support to struggling or remediating students.

    Program Evaluation

  • Design and analyze course evaluation data for continuous quality improvement.
  • Work in partnership with the Assistant course director to ensure course content is aligned and consistent with LCME standards.

    Student Advising

  • Advise and mentor medical students regarding academic, curricular, and career matters.
    Leadership and Management
  • Serve on and Chair the Netter SOM CAS Course Committee and serve on other course, clerkship, and education committees, including Committee on Curriculum Oversight.
  • Maintain an active membership in your specialty's medical student educational professional society, including attending annual meetings.
  • Serve as an educational leader and manager demonstrating effective engagement in the SOM educational system.
  • Escalate concerns to the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum or Senior Associate Dean for Education.
  • Communicate effectively and design and engage in effective work flows with the Course Manager and Course Leadership Team
  • Engage in educational scholarship, including publishing in medical education literature and presenting at regional and national meetings.

    Education Requirements:
    MD or DO degree


  • A minimum of five years' experience teaching in a medical student education setting with evidence of effective teaching in clinical, small group classroom, and large group classroom teaching, and leadership roles in a clinical course or clerkship.
  • Evidence of effective teaching, experience in faculty development, and a commitment to work productively with a team of medical educators from clinical and basic science disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively and independently, problem solve, think critically, and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Evidence of innovation and scholarship in medical education is also desired.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence in the academic community and the ability to teaching students from all backgrounds.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit https://www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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