The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is seeking exceptional individuals to serve as a Medical
Education Facilitator. The Facilitator will guide small groups of medical students in case-driven,
problem-based active learning experiences that integrate the basic sciences, engineering
concepts, and clinical experiences in the first year and a half of the curriculum. The Facilitator
will use active learning methodologies that focus on empowering medical students to take
responsibility for their own learning in all aspects of the educational program in conjunction with
standards and expectations set by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Curriculum Committee.
This position will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
This is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastically engaged, multi-disciplinary group of
academic scholars, health care professionals, and specialists in medical education at the
intersection of engineering, biological, and clinical sciences. The Carle Illinois College of
Medicine is hiring for both full-time (12-month, benefits-eligible positions), as well as part-time
positions. Candidates for this position from within the university system may be a tenured,
tenure-track or a non-tenure track faculty member. External candidates for this position will be
considered for a non-tenure track, teaching faculty position in Carle Illinois; options may exist
for joint appointments with other colleges (including possibly tenure or tenure track faculty
appointment) or joint appointment with Carle. Salary will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications; the start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Guide small groups of students through experiential active learning of integrated basic
science, engineering, and clinical experiences via a pedagogy that relies primarily on
case-driven problem-based active learning.
Foster critical reasoning skills, as well as collaborative and self-directed active learning
by medical students via pedagogies that incorporate clinical cases, problems, and
application of new knowledge from lecture and lab.
Manage small group dynamics to optimize learning opportunities and monitor the quality,
accuracy, and breadth of information presented.
Be receptive to training and working in a collaborative environment with other
facilitators to develop and execute case-driven, problem-based active learning sessions in
support of the new engineering-based medical curriculum.
Collaborate with course directors to develop and refine learning objectives, courses,
curriculum threads and cases to be used in case-driven, problem-based methods of
Deliver course content in the faculty member’s area (s) of expertise.
Collaborate with creation and continued development of a facilitator’s guide for case-driven
problem-based learning sessions by assimilating all relevant case information.
Attend and contribute to meetings of key personnel involved in case-driven problem-based
Supervise student quizzes and other relevant assessments.
Monitor and evaluate student progress and provide regular and frequent feedback. Work
with course directors and unit leaders to mentor students and provide remedial instruction
Record student progress, evaluations, and other assessments in the online assessment tool
as required in a timely and efficient manner.
Participate in pedagogical work with human tissues, samples, body parts, or other
materials in accordance with ethical and safety standards following all University of
Illinois, Carle Hospital, and federal regulations.
Support the educational mission of the college, maintaining appropriate confidentiality of
information and materials, in accordance with related student and patient regulations,
such as FERPA and HIPAA.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and
collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect.
Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine;
support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college’s private/public
organization and missions.
Work closely with the Associate Dean and senior leadership to prepare supporting
documentation as required for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Participate in appropriate national organizations to keep abreast of new concepts to
provide optimal and continually updated technologies and service to the Carle Illinois
College of Medicine’s needs.
Occasional travel may be required.
Education and experience equivalent to an advanced graduate or professional degree in a
field related to the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine mission and curriculum.
Preferred degree fields include biomedicine or engineering. Preferred degrees include
Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or R.N.
Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and
Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative and
mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
Ability to maintain the highest standards regarding confidentiality of all student and
curriculum related information.
Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).
Familiarity with online student assessment reporting software.
At least 2-5 years of successful teaching and mentoring experience.
Instructional experience in field (s) related to the CI MED curriculum.
Experiences and a record that reflects excellent organizational skills, effective verbal and
written communication skills, and attention to detail and follow-through.
Instructional experience or expertise in anatomy, pathology, histology, pharmacology, or
engineering, is strongly preferred.
Instructional experience in a school of medicine preferred.
The position requires a strong work ethic, an approachable leadership style, and a
consistent focus on the college’s immediate and strategic goals.
Must be willing to learn all aspects of the college’s operational and strategic objectives.
Procedure for Candidacy:
For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit https://medicine.illinois.edu/. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by
no later than February 17, 2020. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ submit an application, resume, and a letter of interest (please indicate
your preference of full-time or part-time). Also required is a list of names and contact
information of three professional references. For further information regarding application
procedures contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. As a
qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.
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