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Associate Teaching Professor - School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost: ASU Health


Downtown Phoenix campus

Open Date

Jun 28, 2024


Arizona State University School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering is seeking exceptional candidates for full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible Associate Teaching Professors to develop and teach the foundational/pre-clerkship medical school curriculum within the following disciplines:

  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Cell Biology and Histology
  • Molecular Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Associate Teaching Professor positions are full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible, and renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants should have a broad grasp of their respective discipline of study, in addition to experience in college or university-level teaching and student mentoring. Responsibilities will also include supervising graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate teaching/learning assistants, and updating/developing course materials with other faculty. These positions are 80% teaching and 20% service, providing service within the school and university in capacities appropriate for the position and will interact and engage broadly with faculty and staff within the medical school.

The School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering resides under the broader ASU Health initiative, which aims to address health-related outcomes for the citizens of Arizona while promoting innovative models of health education. Launching on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, the School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering will integrate clinical medicine, biomedical science, and engineering disciplines to train doctors who provide exceptional patient care and think holistically about health care solutions.

The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary faculty to develop and deliver engaging instructional content for the foundational/pre-clerkship curriculum, incorporating evidence-based and student-centered teaching strategies.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for nine years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 144,800 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2023 semester. ASU champions inclusive excellence and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and ASU Health, visit https://asuhealth.asu.edu/.

Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Develop and deliver engaging instructional content for the foundational/pre-clerkship curriculum.
  • Incorporate evidence-based and student-centered teaching strategies.
  • Participate in curricular development and academic innovation, including the implementation of active learning, flipped-classroom, case-based, and team-based teaching methodologies.
  • Develop and implement simulation scenarios, including standardized patient scenarios, case examples, virtual patients, VR/AR simulations, and other formats.
  • Collaborate with engineering faculty members to integrate the medical curricular content with engineering principles and promote interdisciplinary learning.
  • Develop and integrate learning technologies for case-based and active learning activities
  • Utilize various teaching methods including case-based instruction, large and small group discussion and active learning, lecture, demonstration, simulation, and team-based learning.
  • Develop methodologies and asses medical student performance through a variety of methods, including objective clinical examinations and scoring of clinical skills with feedback.
  • Serve as block or course director as appropriate.
  • Mentor and advise medical students, fostering their academic and professional development.
  • Contribute to scholarly activities and research in medical education and related fields.


Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree (Ph.D.) or terminal degree in any of the listed disciplines within the position description or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching healthcare-related curriculum, with expertise in one or more of the following core pre-clerkship curricular topics: pathology, pharmacology, physiology, medical genetics, cell biology and histology, molecular chemistry/biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, neuroscience, gross anatomy, biostatistics & epidemiology.
  • Experience creating course curriculum and teaching with innovative instructional methods, including using technology to supplement and improve pedagogy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience teaching healthcare-related curriculum, with expertise in one or more of the core pre-clerkship curricular topics above.
  • Strong commitment to education aligned with the mission and goals of the School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering.
  • Former experience as a course or block leader and/or engineering background is desirable.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate teaching/learning assistants, and instructional lab coordinators.
  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff.
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, postdoctoral teaching certificate programs, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, etc.).

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through http://apply.interfolio.com/148831 and upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement outlining philosophy and plans for teaching and service
  • Contact information for three professional references; phone and email

The application deadline is August 30, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.