Director of Learning Communities, Clinical Teaching Faculty

Medical Education · Colton, California
Department Medical Education
Employment Type Faculty-FT
Minimum Experience Experienced


The successful faculty member will serve as Clinical Teaching Faculty within our MD program and will serve as Director of our learning communities within the MD program (CUSM’s College Program) as well as teaching and advising for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum medical students.


Essential Functions

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM


Director of Learning Communities

This faculty member will be responsible for the organization and management of our student learning communities. Activities will/may include:


  • Shape the vision and growth of CUSM’s College Program as a place for students to engage in team-based learning, professional development and to support their wellbeing
  • Work with pre-clerkship course directors to integrate clinical content across courses
  • Lead the Clinical Case seminars within pre-clerkship curriculum
  • Manage faculty teaching within the College Program including orientation, briefing and support as needed. Maintain and manage the faculty teaching schedule for the learning communities
  • Partner with our student advising team to support faculty in their roles as advisors

Clinical Teaching Faculty; Student Engagement; Pre-Clerkship Clinical Skills


This faculty member has an essential role as a Clinical Teaching Faculty and Clinical Instructor for pre-clerkship medical studentsThe faculty member will also be expected to play a key role in student advising and assessment and contribute to other learning activities in the department including curriculum development.  

Activities will/may include:


  • Teaching duties related to the College program which include weekly small-group clinical case-based discussions as well as teaching sessions on topics related to public/population health, professionalism, and ethics.
  • Student advising, mentoring and academic support within the College learning community
  • Work closely with Course Directors and fulfill administrative and curriculum development tasks related to the Year 1 and Year 2 integrated curriculum
  • Research and academic scholarly activity related to medical education
  • Participation in faculty development related to the Clinical Teaching Faculty program and other relevant curricular components
  • Participation in clinical skills teaching
  • Develop summative and formative assessments for the assigned lectures.
  • Other duties as assigned including serving on CUSM Committees.


Scholarly Activity


  • Engage in scholarly activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Position may include administrative oversight of student educational research




  • Participate in administration duties including service on institutional committees as assigned.
  • Participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion.


Clinical Practice; Clinical Clerkship Faculty


Clinical practice opportunities at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), affiliated teaching sites, or practices within the area are available. Applicants desiring this opportunity should be board certified, have a California medical license and be eligible for clinical privileges in their specialty at ARMC or other affiliated institutions.

There is the opportunity to have dual appointment in a clinical department and in Medical Education department.


Minimum Requirements


  1. Terminal degree in health sciences (MD, DO, PhD, PsyD, PharmD, DNP, MBBS or other).
  2. Evidence of successful collaboration and interdisciplinary work in a medical education environment.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders.
  4. Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  5. Eligibility for appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the interdisciplinary Department of Medical Education.
  6. Documentation of relevant scholarly and research activity.
  7. Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  8. Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion. Knowledge of FERPA regulations.
  9. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships while providing exceptional customer service.
  10. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  11. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
  12. Ability to supervise, advise, train, and assess peers and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  13. Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  14. Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  15. Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  16. Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.


Preferred Qualification


  1. Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as current trends in higher education. Experience leading teams-based learning communities.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration.
  3. Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements.


Working Environment

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment with moderate changes in temperature and noise.

Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to fingers, reach, climb stairs, walk, sit for long periods of time, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement


California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) supports the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, skin color, ability status, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or Veteran's status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University. Further, CUSM is committed to being an antiracist institution that continuously works to end oppression in all forms.  Therefore, CUSM actively maintains institutional structures and learning opportunities to prevent incidents of bias or discrimination, and to address them with individual and collective accountability should they occur.

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  • Location
    Colton, California
  • Department
    Medical Education
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience