Faculty - Microbiology Immunology

Title Faculty - Microbiology Immunology
Department Name Medical Education
Supervisor Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education (SADME);
Chair Department of Medical Education

Items Used

Computer and typical office equipment.


Position Purpose

Facilitate learning of Microbiology/Immunology content by M1/M2 Medical Students
Serve as Core College Faculty for M1/M2 medical students



Essential Function

Microbiology/Immunology

  • Proficiency in curriculum development. The faculty must be able to develop and deliver teaching content using modern pedagogical methods. This includes a proven ability to formulate learning outcomes that dovetail with reading assignments and quality assessments according to best-practice techniques and competency standards set by accrediting organizations
  • Establishing learning objectives and competency standards
  • Develop and implement pathology contents for the integrated curriculum for pre-clerkship years of MD program as indicated
  • Design Microbiology/Immunology laboratory experiences for medical students to illustrate the clinical relevance.
  • Integrate laboratory medicine (hematology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry) into Microbiology/Immunology teaching
  • Collaborate with basic and clinical science educators to coordinate the integration of Microbiology/Immunology with other discipline contents within organ/system-based courses by supporting interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Substantiated expertise teaching Microbiology/Immunology in an integrated, clinically relevant context within a system-based curriculum that incorporates anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology.
  • Contribute actively to the processes of student assessment including creating summative and formative assessments
  • Support and implement effective remediation experiences for students when needed
  • Promoting and using active learning techniques in the classroom

Core College Faculty

  • Student advising, mentoring and academic support within the College Learning Community. Core College Faculty will also closely follow the academic progress of the students in their assigned student groups. This will also be coordinated with Academic Advising and the Office of Student Affairs
  • Participate in all aspects of an innovative “clinical presentation” curriculum as assigned.


Essential Requirements:

  • A Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or Pharm.D. in Pharmacology or related discipline with demonstrated undergraduate or graduate school teaching experience at accredited universities.
  • Eligible to be appointed at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.
  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies, and procedures, as well as current trends in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration; evidence of successful collaboration, and interdisciplinary work
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders. Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse groups; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, training and assess faculty members and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  • Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment with moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  • Successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience using active-learning methods including flipped-classroom pedagogy.
  • Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as current trends in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration.
  • Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.


Other Requirements and Conditions:

  • Mentor and advise medical students in academic, curricular and career matters
  • Faculty members will also assume administrative duties, including service on standing committees of the school, either in an elected or an appointed capacity.
  • Engage in scholarly activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Oversee or participate in student educational research projects course as required
  • Lead a systems-based course as a Course Director when required
  • Participate in faculty development programs
  • Other faculty duties as assigned
  • Additional academic duties may be assigned, as determined by the department (e.g., extra teaching when a colleague is sick).
  • Other duties as assigned by the dean
  • Information provided above is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.


FTE distribution for faculty:

  • Teaching: 60-70%
  • Service: 20-30%
  • Scholarly activity: 10-20%


FTE distribution for course director:

  • Teaching: 30-50%
  • Administrative: 20-30%
  • Service: 20-30%
  • Scholarly activity: 10-20%

To apply for an open position, please download and complete CUSM Employment Application. Please type in your signature and email your completed application to HR@calmedu.org with your cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.