Teaching Specialist – Biological Sciences

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Amar Annamalai
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Teaching Specialist – Biological Sciences

Pre-medical Education

In a pioneering international initiative, the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) established the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) with the sponsorship of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. WCMC-Q offers two years of premedical studies, designed to prepare students for entry into the four years of medical curriculum. Located in Doha, Qatar, WCMC-Q is in its 13th year of operation and is seeking a candidate for Teaching Specialist for the 2015/2016 academic year.
The Teaching Specialist will work closely with the course instructors and will be responsible for attending and participating in all lectures (and laboratory sessions where applicable). Other responsibilities of the Teaching Specialist will include holding regular office hours, help sessions, assisting with exam, quiz, assignment and lab report grading and contributing to the academic life of WCMC-Q. The Teaching Specialist would also be expected to assist with the generation of new course content (e.g. practice problems, help sheets, etc.) and in maintaining the Learning Management System (CANVAS) for the course(s) assigned.

Although the Teaching Specialist will have primary responsibilities in the course(s) assigned, WCMC-Q is looking to build broad support across the discipline and program as a whole. Based on relevant skills and training, and at the request of the Associate Dean for Premedical Education, the Teaching Specialist may be asked to assist in some of the following ways: in other Premedical courses within their expertise, proctoring during exams in course outside their primary responsibility, supporting students in preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), assisting with pre-college and/or outreach activities, participate in Orientation activities and to act as general resource/support person for Premedical faculty and staff with Learning Management System (CANVAS). We encourage applicants to describe in their application how they feel they can contribute broadly to the goals of WCMC-Q.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Graduate degree preferred) in the area of instruction. Teaching and/or tutoring experience in the area of instruction, preferably with a working knowledge of a North American style education system, as well as having cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a diverse cultural environment would be significant assets. Your application requires a CV, including the names and contact information for three references that agree to be contacted, as well as a covering letter. For additional requirements and responsibilities, please refer to our website listed below. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar for the duration of the appointment. Compensation will include a competitive salary with supplement for Foreign Service, housing and transportation.

Further details regarding the WCMC-Q program and facilities can be accessed at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/2001/jobdetail.ftl?job=26650

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.