Search for University Jobs in Medicine

Job ID: 137094

Medical Education Facilitator
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2020
Title Medical Education Facilitator
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences

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
    curriculum delivery.
  • 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
    active learning.
  • 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
    if appropriate.
  • 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.

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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)
    accreditation standards.
  • 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.

Required Education:

  • 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 Education:
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).
  • Familiarity with online student assessment reporting software.
    Required Experience:
  • 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • 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 For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by
no later than February 17, 2020. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through 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

  • 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: As a
    qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information



Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?

Academic Homes

Looking for a higher education job?