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Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Curriculum Fellow

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Type:
Full-Time

School: Harvard Medical School

Department/Area: Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Position Description

The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (HMS CFP) welcomes applications for a Curriculum Fellow (CF) for the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP). This postdoctoral program targets early-career scientist-educators, emphasizing curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences.

The BCMP Curriculum Fellow collaborates with a diverse cohort of Curriculum Fellows, leveraging individual expertise while closely engaging with Harvard Medical School faculty and administration to craft, implement, and assess evidence-based graduate training. Fellows benefit from mentorship and career guidance, nurturing their growth as educators and facilitating success across various education-focused careers. Further details are available on our website (https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/).

The BCMP Curriculum Fellow will be embedded within the BCMP Department to support the department's goals in graduate education. A major focus will be working closely with faculty on two foundational graduate courses in molecular biology and protein biochemistry targeted to first year graduate students. The CF will be expected to play a large role in the development of curriculum and assessments, course administration, and the training and oversight of graduate teaching fellows. Participation in these courses also provides opportunities for the CF to carry out research on curriculum development and pedagogical innovations, which for prior BCMP CF's have led to successful publications.

The CF will report directly to and receive mentorship from Joseph Loparo, Professor of BCMP, and Aimee Hollander, the Curriculum Fellows Program Director.

The primary responsibilities of the BCMP Curriculum Fellow are expected to include:
  • Administration, planning and the development and assessment of an innovative curriculum for BCMP200, a required core course that enrolls ~80 first year graduate students in the fall semester.
  • Administration, planning and the development and assessment of an innovative curriculum for BCMP 250, a spring semester protein biochemistry course that enrolls 30-50 graduate students.
  • Collection and analysis of student outcomes data in BCMP200 and BCMP250 to evaluate the effectiveness of the course.
  • Provide support to the Molecular Mechanistic Biology graduate concentration by recruiting students, and co-organizing monthly meetings, social events and the concentration's annual symposium.
  • Provide support to other Departmental outreach, training, and educational efforts as required.
Additionally, the BCMP Curriculum Fellow will also have specific responsibilities to the CFP:BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or closely related field by the time of appointment. ability to work as part of a team. Advanced knowledge of structural biology is an advantage but not required. Candidates who are currently finishing their doctoral work but have not yet graduated are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates will be evaluated based upon their:
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with teaching and/or curriculum development in higher education settings
  • Comfort and experience teaching and developing curriculum in an asynchronous online environment
  • Strong collaborative ability to work as part of a team
  • Organizational and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to support collaborations across departments in a fast-paced academic environment
The ideal start date for this Curriculum Fellow is approximately July 1st, 2024 or sooner. This is a hybrid position and the candidate will be expected to work in person on the HMS campus in Boston, MA 2-3 days per week. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track.

Application Deadline & Instructions:

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Once you apply through the portal, please email
cfp@hms.harvard.edu to alert the hiring team that you've applied.


Below are the required application materials needed to apply:
  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please highlight your experience in both relevant research areas (molecular biology and protein biochemistry) and teaching.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement. The teaching statement is an opportunity to describe your philosophy of teaching in the context of your own experiences. A discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement. Submissions will be evaluated according to the guidelines found on our website, here, https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/teaching-statement-guidelines
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.
If you have any questions specific to the program or fellowship, please email: cfp@hms.harvard.edu.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or closely related field by the time of appointment. ability to work as part of a team. Advanced knowledge of structural biology is an advantage but not required. Candidates who are currently finishing their doctoral work but have not yet graduated are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Bethany Krevat
Curriculum Fellows Program Coordinator

Contact Email: cfp@hms.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture (https://hr.fas.harvard.edu/inclusive-culture) of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values: https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/campus-culture/mission-community-values-diversity-statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 3

Keywords

biomedical science, Biological Chemistry, biochemistry, Molecular Pharmacology, teaching, faculty, postdoc, curriculum
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