Adjunct Faculty - Course Development - Genetics

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MCPHS University
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Boston, MA
recency icon Posted 09-10-2023

Job Description


The School of Professional Studies is seeking an adjunct instructor to develop an online section of Genetics (3.0 graduate credits) for the Summer 2023 term. This course will be delivered in a semester-based format geared toward graduate students in health professions. The instructor will provide subject matter expertise and real-world examples as part of the course development process and will partner with a senior course designer who has a PhD in instructional technology and who is responsible for the back-end development. Work with assigned course designer to develop an online course available for academic credit. Develop courses with a module approach, creating a more detailed breakdown of lessons. Provide guidance on the content that needs to be covered in each lesson. Review existing course content (if available) and make recommendations on what can be adapted. Work with course designer to develop content (videos, discussion boards, quizzes, live sessions, exams) as needed. Design content for engaging online, live sessions throughout course. Record videos remotely or in a studio on Boston campus, following guidance. Determine the key learning concepts that need to be assessed and the most effective and scalable assessment methods. Draft content for assessments that correspond to lessons/modules as well as cumulative assessments. Work with course designer to develop effective assessments that can scale to accommodate large numbers of students. Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum Ensure the course meets the high quality standards of other MCPHS online and on-campus courses. Recommend approaches for assignments and exams that ensure academic integrity and enable the course to scale in terms of enrollment. Identify tactics to improve the course based on feedback from its first run. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor. Required: Advanced degree required Previous experience developing courses and/or teaching material in the subject area Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills A commitment to student success and the ability to engage and motivate students in an online format Comfort with ambiguity and effective problem-solving related to launching a new initiative Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment Desired: Experience teaching subject matter for students entering health professions Experience with a learning management system, such as Blackboard Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, please click here. ApplyPlease attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. MCPHS is unable to sponsor, or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa. MCPHS is also not an E-Verify institution. About UsEstablished in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world's top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support. MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.