- Work closely with the faculty director of a current introductory course in quantitative approaches to develop and administer lectures, workshops, online instructional materials and assessments.
- Provide academic support to faculty teaching otherquantitative courses.
- Provide expertise and advice to faculty and fellows as they incorporate quantitative and statistical content into existing basic science courses.
- Work directly with students to support their learning of quantitative content.
- An earned doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., biology, computational biology, computer science, biomedical informatics, etc.)
- Experience teaching graduate or undergraduatestudents
- Postdoctoral qualifications: research and/or teaching experience (preferred)
Job Skills and Competencies
- Demonstrated quantitative expertise and experience with biomedical data
- Demonstrated expertise in the application of statistical analyses to biomedical data
- Proficiency with R (preferred) and/or Python, MATLAB or otherlanguages
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities
- Experienceapplying pedagogical best practices to the classroom, including evidence-based teaching methods and technological innovations
- Strong oral and written communication skills, strict attention to detail
- Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events
- Ability to work independently to identify and implement optimal solutions to diverse problems
- Effective mentorship skills
The Curriculum Fellow position is well suited to an academically-minded scientist who is passionate about graduate biomedical education and sees this fellowship as an opportunity to both hone their pedagogical skills and influence the training outcomes of Harvard Medical School’s PhD students.
The Quantitative Curriculum Fellow will be a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers.
Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct discipline-based educational research (DBER) projects. Curriculum Fellows receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.