The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) DFM improves the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through leadership in education, scholarship and clinical care. This position will involve preparing health professionals in areas related to: learning across settings both urban and rural; community engagement; educational and clinical equity; social and structural justice and determinants of health. It will also involve working with a variety of educational, clinical and non-profit organizations in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region. The role combines curricular development and instruction and scholarship requiring deep knowledge of teaching and learning, community engagement, and other disciplinary areas that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion.
Reporting to the DFM Director of Medical Student Education and the UWSOM Assistant Dean for Rural Programs, the position will carry the non-tenure rank of Lecturer Full-Time at 100% FTE. Renewal of this appointment will be considered annually. This is a non-tenured position.
Primary responsibilities include:
Serve as a member of the DFM and UWSOM team that collaboratively plans and maintains the curriculum for required and elective programs and courses for health care professional students, with an emphasis on medical students. In addition, this group strives to make meaningful connections between university and community to meet the health care needs of the WWAMI region, with a focus on primary care and rural and urban underserved populations.
Teach student courses and provide faculty development activities in the area of education and learning across contexts, as well as provide instructional expertise in areas such as (but not limited to) curriculum development, critical theory, policy, community engagement, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. Critically look at the content of education and learning through an equity lens.
Collaborate with the service learning and other university or community organizations to select and develop relationships with community partners for service and educational experiences and pipeline opportunities.
Participate in the evaluation of the programs and courses regarding the link between educational activities and medical specialty selection, type of practice, and location of practice for purposes of program effectiveness in meeting regional workforce needs.
Serve on section/department or school of medicine committees
Provide oversight leadership for educational programs. This may include supervision of staff, strategic planning and implementing quality improvement measures as needed.
Represent DMF and UWSOM at conferences, workshops and meetings.
Collaborate with DMF staff and faculty to produce scholarly works.
Develop and support diversity and inclusion in the work and learning environment. All university faculty and lecturers engage in teaching and service.
Appointment to commence on or about Autumn Quarter 2018. This position is on a 12-month service period.
MPH or foreign equivalent required, with a strong emphasis on learning and teaching across settings, social and structural determinants of health or a related field preferred
Minimum of 5 years' experience teaching at an institution of higher education
Minimum of 2 years' experience teaching and managing community-based clinical courses
Knowledge of current pedagogies to support medical professional education, culturally-responsive pedagogies and equity discourse.
Knowledge in content areas related to learning within and across a variety of settings (e.g., curriculum development, educational evaluation, educational policy)
Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with community partners and university faculty.
Expertise in online learning or online teaching.
Proven track record of teaching inter-professional courses and activities.
A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience
The names and contact information of three individuals who have been asked to provide written references
One-page statement of how you might further advance/expand the work of the DFM Medical Student Education office and UWSOM Office of Rural Programs.
The position will remain open until filled.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.