Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Instructor – Medical Humanities (posting # 11521)
The Honors College at the University of South Florida seeks a full-time instructor in the field of Medical Humanities to join a growing, interdisciplinary core faculty. Applicants should be invested in creative pedagogy and curriculum development, and possess a background that demonstrates a commitment to promoting humanism in health care and to critical engagement with disparities in public health. An ability to teach classes with an international and/or comparative perspective is highly desired, as is a demonstrated record of community engagement and an interest in interdisciplinary inquiry. Applicants should have experience teaching high-ability students, and be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom.
The methodological approach is open, but potential areas of focus might include health policy in socioeconomic or political contexts; emergent biomedical technologies and ontologies of the body; disability studies; care-giving; infectious disease in socio-political contexts; epidemics and the politics of biosecurity; medical research and clinical trials; transplants; end-of-life care; drug use/rehabilitation technologies; history of medicine; narrative medicine; or medical anthropology. Clinical and/or lab experience is a preferred qualification for this position. We highly encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and/or candidates whose research itself focuses on issues related to diversity and/or social equity.
Requirements: Demonstrable effectiveness as a teacher at the university level; demonstrable experience with high-ability students; ability to communicate disciplinary interests within a liberal arts curriculum; preparedness to engage students from a range of majors (from Engineering to Dance, Biomedical Sciences to History) with course content; experience with multicultural or global perspectives in course or program development. A Master's degree is required; Ph.D or M.D. in hand is strongly preferred
Teaching load is 3/3 (classes capped at 19 students), plus honors thesis mentoring and other efforts in support of student success. Salary highly competitive, depending on qualifications. Application deadline is November 18, 2016. Start date is August, 2017.
Please note the posting number for the position in which you are interested, and apply through the USF Career Site: http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/index.aspx. Please include a CV, letter of interest, and a sample Honors course syllabus. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Catherine Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. USF is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities.
The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, USF must make application materials publicly available upon request.
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