faculty opportunities

Faculty Opportunities

Faculty Opportunities

AUA Faculty

American University of Antigua faculty is made up of renowned American and international physicians and medical education professionals. Join this unique staff and discover a rewarding career, surrounded by some of the brightest and passionate students anywhere. 

About the Opportunities

The mission of AUA College of Medicine is to provide the student with an excellent education that is compatible to the instruction provided at the best U.S. medical schools.   The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the U.S. AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the future of medicine and medical care within the U.S. while living on the Caribbean island of Antigua, working at our modern basic sciences campus, and earning a competitive, potentially tax-exempt income.

AUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pharmacology Faculty Position

American University of Antigua (AUA) is seeking Faculty for the Department of Pharmacology. The pharmacology related coursework introduces the student to the scientific basis for the use of drugs in medical practice and the essential principles of clinical pharmacology. The courses concentrate on selected prototype drugs and on general pharmacologic principles that govern the action of all drugs on the body. This is a teaching position of second-year medical students within an integrated, systems-based basic science curriculum.

Compensation & Title

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  1. D. or PharmD, related biomedical fields with a minor in Physiology (desirable).
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and administration.
  3. Two plus years of experience in a similar position within the US, Canada or UK institution of higher education or medical training.

This position requires a one-year commitment and has a targeted start date of: as soon as possible.

Applications including a CV, Cover letter and compensation requirements should be submitted via e-mail to:

[email protected] Subject line should read: Pharma – Applicant Name

Pathology Faculty Position

American University of Antigua (AUA) is seeking a Pathology Faculty member. This is a teaching position of first and second-year medical students within an integrated, systems-based basic science curriculum.

Compensation and Title

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  1. D., D.O., or M.B.B.S and/or Ph.D. in Pathology.
  2. Active board certification/board eligibility /licensure in Pathology.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and administration.
  4. Two plus years of experience in a similar position within the US, Canada or UK institution of higher education or medical training.

This position requires a one-year commitment and has a targeted start date of: as soon as possible.

Applications including a CV, Cover letter and compensation requirements should be submitted via e-mail to:

[email protected]. Subject line should read: APPa – Applicant name

Behavioral Science Position

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Behavioral Science. AUA is a unique medical school in the Caribbean with a campus located on the island of Antigua in the West Indies. Our early hands-on, clinically integrated curriculum is designed to train medical students to become caring, compassionate physicians who are licensed in the United States or Canada. Upon completion of basic science academic component in Antigua, students return to the United States to complete their clinical training at one of the AUA-affiliated hospitals.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Teach Behavioral Science/Psychiatry topics
  • Provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to medical students
  • Provide crisis intervention services including participating as needed in our 24-hour emergency on-call service
  • Provide stress management services
  • Coordinate student health care concerns with local medical/mental health services as needed
  • When appropriate, participate in case-based learning groups, faculty committees, and other student activities

Requirements

The candidate should be able to provide counseling services to a diverse student population. It is expected that the candidate has at least 3 years of clinical experience working with adult populations. Experience working in a medical school or other university teaching experience is preferred.

Required Credentials/Education

Doctor of Medicine (MD) with a Psychiatry Residency or Doctor of Philosophy/Psychology (PhD/PsyD) in Clinical/Counseling Psychology; licensed as a Psychiatrist or as a Clinical/Counseling Psychologist; experience/expertise in providing psychiatric/psychological services to a young adult population.

Additional Information

AUA offers a competitive, potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to-and-from the island of Antigua, medical insurance, and 20 days of paid annual leave. Faculty are also encouraged and funded to participate in international professional development activities.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2015 or until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, letter of interest, and have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Danny Wedding, Behavioral Science Search Committee, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, University Park W-1451, Coolidge, Antigua at [email protected], tel: (268) 484-8900 ext 1587. AUA is committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. AUA is also a smoke-free/drug-free campus. For additional information regarding AUA, please visit our website at www.auamed.org.

Faculty Benefits

Medical Insurance (CIGNA International Plan) – faculty member 100% paid for by the University. If needed dependents may be added to the CIGNA plan with a subsidized contribution.

Vacation – 30 days of vacation on an annual basis

Holidays – Please refer to the Holiday Schedule (currently 12 in Antigua)

Life Insurance – $50,000 USD; with accidental death; fully paid by the University

Relocation Assistance to Antigua – round trip airfare; full reimbursement for shipping of teaching materials and a reimbursement allowance for personal items. University provided housing and transportation on Antigua until faculty member obtains suitable housing – generally up to ten days.

Travel Reimbursement – After year 1, and with contract renewal – up to $1,500.00 per calendar year for each faculty member to be spent on travel for self or immediate family.

Sabbatical leave – is available after 4 years of service at 1⁄2 pay and 6 years of service at full pay for one semester.

Attendance at Professional Meetings – University payment for attendance at professional meetings at least once annually with advance approval by the Dean.

Professional Society Membership Dues – University payment for cost of membership in a professional association

Note: All benefits subject to change; summary plan descriptions supersede this outline. Contact HR with questions.

University Park, Jabberwock Beach Road, P.O. Box W1451, Coolidge, Antigua