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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.

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

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

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.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Physiology. The department is mostly engaged in teaching activities while scientific research is encouraged.

The mission of American University of Antigua College of Medicine is to provide students with an excellent education that is compatible with the most innovative teaching methods available at the leading U.S. and Canadian medical schools. At the same time, AUA is dedicated to breaking down the barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education in the United States and subsequent licensure. In alignment with this mission, AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the US.

The successful candidate will have the skills to develop a strategic vision for the Department, a strong record of achievement in scholarship and teaching, and demonstrated administrative/managerial skills. Qualifications include an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree, and academic credentials meriting appointment at the rank of professor. Candidates who have teaching experience and research interests in education, and, how effective teaching techniques are adapted to different learning styles are of particular interest. This position requires an understanding of U.S. MD education requirements, strategic planning, finances, including budgets and the basic principles of faculty practice plans, and operations improvement. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at AUA.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Administration

Leads the department and the physiology faculty in achieving AUA’s mission. Be responsible for working within and managing the departmental budget. Manages and develops faculty, performs faculty evaluations and assists with the selection of additional faculty. Participates on faculty committees as appropriate or as assigned by the Executive Dean.

Represents the university at community, campus and professional meetings and events as assigned by the Executive Dean.

Confers with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.

2. Student Education

Teaches courses within the department.

Interacts directly with students in classroom lecture and lab settings to ensure that all students possess the physiology knowledge necessary to be successful in AUA’s program of medical education including passing licensing exams. Provides interventions with students to support learning process to maximize their adjustment. Provide academic counseling to students on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Participates in student selection and admission, making admissions recommendations as assigned by the Executive Dean.

3. Program Development & Implementation

Leads the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the physiology program, including course material, lecture and lab sessions based on AUA’s desired outcomes.

Develops curricula, and recommends curricula revisions and additions.

Determines course schedules, and coordinates teaching assignments to ensure optimum use of resources.

Prepares, administers, scores and reports on examinations.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities that may be assigned by the Executive Dean

Minimum Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

  1. M.D., D.O., or M.B.B.S and/or Ph.D. in Human Physiology
  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.
  4. A minimum of three years teaching experience.
  5. Computer proficiency utilizing current and new computerized teaching technology and familiarity with communicating platform such as Blackboard.

Applications including a CV, cover letter, and compensation requirements should be submitted via e-mail to: Dr. Reza Sanii via email: [email protected]

Subject line should read: Chair Physiology– Applicant Name

AUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Enhancement Faculty Position – Assistant Professor

American University of Antigua (AUA) is seeking an Assistant Professor for the Education Enhancement Department (EED).  The EED provides academic support for our students and faculty in the College of Medicine and AICASA’s Pre-Med Programs.

About AUA

Founded in 2004, AUA is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learning, compassion, and professionalism.

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 US medical schools.  The integrated curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the US.  AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds.  As the only hospital-integrated medical program in the Caribbean, AUA has graduated over 1,600 physicians.

Located on the island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean, our $60-million, 17-acre campus with over 75,000 square feet of Wi-Fi enabled classrooms is a testament to our vision and long term pledge to provide the most comprehensive learning facility in the Caribbean. www.auamed.org

About the Opportunity

EED faculty members report to the Chair of Education Enhancement and work with students individually or in small groups to promote their cognitive development; to increase learning skills; and their ability to pass required medical licensing exams.  EED faculty are required to teach at least one education enhancement class per semester. The EED faculty also works with medical education faculty to provide professional development opportunities for enhancing teaching. This is a unique opportunity to influence the future of medicine and medical care within the US while living and working at our basic sciences campus on the Caribbean island of Antigua earning a competitive potentially tax-exempt income.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assessment and Interpretation
    • Displays a strong background in learning theory and related strategies.
    • Identifies and assesses the learning, development and adjustment characteristics and needs of medical students.
    • Uses assessment data to develop appropriate interventions and programs for individual students and/or groups.
  • Direct Interventions for Students
    • Provides interventions for medical students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning helping students become more effective learners.
    • Actively advises medical students during the academic year on a one-to one or small group basis.
    • Develops online resources to enhance student academic performance.
  • Communication and Relationship Skills
    • Commitment to and active involvement in ongoing student advising
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with others.
    • Communicates and participates effectively with medical students, faculty, University leadership and the community.
    • Serves on University committees as directed by the Chair of EED.
    • Participates fully and actively as a faculty member of EED and AUA.
    • Enhances student classroom performance by assisting faculty in various learning opportunities.
  • Program Development
    • Assists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs, workshops and initiatives to meet learning objectives and adjustment needs.
  • Learning Support Program Implementation
    • Develops and delivers a planned and coordinated program of learning support services, including formal courses, workshops and small group interactions.
  • Other responsibilities may include but not be limited to:
    • Attending and participating in special events, tasks and programs as necessary.
    • Participation in periodic evening and weekend duties, such as student workshops, meetings and volunteer opportunities.
    • Other duties as assigned by administrators and the Chair of EED.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Education, Psychology, Advising, Educational Psychology or related field required. Master’s Degree considered if working toward PhD.
  • 4+ years of experience in similar employment.
  • Solution and performance oriented.
  • Attends professional conferences and stays well-informed in their profession.
  • Ability to travel freely to the United States.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Commitment to continuing personal and professional development. Stays current with literature and well-informed in profession.
  • An excellent understanding of learning theories and how they applies to medical education and enhance student outcomes.
  • A background in science or other relevant content expertise.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve, be flexible, and embrace innovation and change.
  • Capacity to work closely, effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in a fast paced and creative environment.
  • Desire to participate in research initiatives.
  • Desire to be an active visionary helping to create an exceptional learning environment where students can reach their goal of becoming physicians and achieving the residency of their choice.

Benefits package, vacation days, conference allowance, annual travel benefit, potential tax free income.

To Apply

Send Cover Letter, CV and list of three references to Dr. Barbara Francois, Chair, Education Enhancement Department, American University of Antigua. [email protected]

Educational Enhancement Faculty Position

American University of Antigua (AUA) is seeking an Instructional/Educational Technologist for the Educational Enhancement Department (EED).  The EED provides academic support for our students and faculty in the School of Medicine and Pre-Med Programs.

About AUA

Founded in 2004, AUA is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learning, compassion, and professionalism.

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 US medical schools.  The integrated curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to successfully practice medicine in the US.  AUA’s students are highly diverse, representing many international backgrounds.  As the only hospital-integrated medical program in the Caribbean, AUA has graduated over 1,634 physicians.

Located on the island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean, our new $60-million, 17-acre campus with over 75,000 square feet of Wi-Fi enabled classrooms is a testament to our vision and long term pledge to provide the most comprehensive learning facility in the Caribbean. www.auamed.org

About the Opportunity

The Educational Enhancement Department is part of the AUA Student Affairs Office. EED faculty members report to the Chair of Educational Enhancement and work with students individually or in small groups to promote their cognitive development; to increase learning skills; and their ability to pass required medical licensing exams.  EED faculty are required to teach at least one educational enhancement class per semester. The EED faculty also works with medical education faculty to provide professional development opportunities for enhancing teaching. This is a unique opportunity to influence the future of medicine and medical care within the US while living and working at our basic sciences campus on the Caribbean island of Antigua earning a competitive potentially tax exempt income.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • An extensive knowledge of learning theory, learning processes, cognition and behavioral perspectives of learning.
  • A passion for educational/instructional technology and the ability to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to integrate effective and innovative technology into the academic curriculum to enhance the learning process.
  • Keen listening skills and knowledge of pedagogical approaches to learning.
  • The ability to understand individual differences in cognitive processes, motivation, self-regulation and their role in learning and adapt recommendations for content delivery accordingly.
  • Ability to understand how people learn and how to best design instructional systems and instructional materials to facilitate learning.
  • Experience in design of pedagogical systems which utilize student directed learning, active learning and flipped classroom strategies.
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting educational needs and determining effective instructional solutions to maximize learning.
  • Experience in designing, developing and delivering learning resources for various modes of in-class curriculum delivery, e-learning and instructional technology, both synchronous and a-synchronous.
  • Ability to develop and present trainings and workshops for all levels of end users.
  • Capacity to perform assessment of course objectives and promote the adoption of new technologies accordingly.
  • Experience in evaluation and in recommending new learning products and technologies in collaboration with others and in providing individualized or group training accordingly.
  • Solution and performance oriented.
  • Strong background in and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of learning theories.
  • Stays current with new and emerging technologies appropriate for institutional needs.
  • Attends professional conferences and stays well-informed in their profession.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree required, PhD preferred in Educational or Instructional Technology or Design or related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in similar job.
  • Ability to freely travel to the United States.
  • Highly motivated and seasoned professional experienced in needs assessment, design, delivery and training.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid problem solving and critical analysis skills.
  • Exceptional computer skills with experience in wide range of software applications, LMS competency and ability to rapidly learn and utilize new software programs.
  • Skills in task analysis, course development, training evaluation and project management.
  • Experience to work closely, effectively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students in a fast paced environment.

Rewards

Benefits package, vacation days, conference allowance, annual travel benefit, potential tax free income.

To Apply

Send Cover Letter, CV and list of three references to Dr. Barbara Francois, Chair, Education Enhancement Department, American University of Antigua. [email protected]

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