Microbiology Educator (Assistant or Associate Professor of Medicine)
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida 32827

Job Description

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The Opportunity

The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine (COM) is seeking a highly qualified Foundational Sciences Educator with expertise in teaching microbiology or a closely related field for a full-time assistant professor of medicine or associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medical Education. The position may be tenure-track (tenure-earning or tenured, depending on rank) or non-tenure-earning. The successful candidate will have experience teaching microbiology and working within multidisciplinary teams to design and deliver a foundational sciences curriculum that integrates biomedical science and clinical concepts. Given our integrated curriculum, prior experience teaching other basic science disciplines is also desired. The successful applicant will collaborate with both basic science and clinical faculty to integrate concepts, facilitate small groups, and support microbiology learning throughout four years of the curriculum. Must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and experience with varied formats, including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in scholarly activity, preferably in the Medical Education field. Applicants who are licensed M.D.'s may have opportunities for clinical practice with a clinical partner, and those who wish to engage in clinical or basic science research may have the opportunity to do so in a limited manner as agreed upon with the department chair.



Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biomedical science or an M.D./D.O. from an accredited institution. Prior experience teaching microbiology content is required. M.D. candidates must be Board eligible, or Board certified and have completed ACGME-accredited training

The candidate's scholarly background and experience must be commensurate with the faculty rank for which the application is submitted.

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor of medicine upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated teaching, research, and service record commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the associate professor of medicine rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that the candidate have at least two years of experience teaching microbiology to medical students at an LCME-accredited medical school. Preferred candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and experience with varied formats, including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning. Candidates with proven accomplishments in medical education research and scholarly activity are encouraged to apply.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/.  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

The selected applicant will be required to provide official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to:  Brittany Hofmann at Brittany.hofmann@ucf.edu.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:  N/A

Job Close Date:  Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Department: College of Medicine (COM) - Medical Education Department

Work Schedule: Varies

Type of Appointment:  Regular

Expected Salary: Negotiable

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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Date Posted : 10/19/2023