Postdoctoral Curriculum Fellow in Infectious Diseases
Harvard Medical School
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Post Date: Feb 03, 2017
Job Type: Contract
Degree Requirement: Doctoral Level
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: On or before April 15th, 2017
Location: US - Massachusetts - Boston
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The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop and support courses and programming relevant to the infectious disease training of graduate students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The CF will also play a key role in the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium (IDC), a University-wide affiliation of graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows engaged in infectious disease research.

The IDC Curriculum Fellow will work independently and in collaboration with HMS and HSPH faculty to:

- Support the ongoing development of microbiology and infectious disease-related courses offered through the HMS Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology

- Generate infectious disease-related content for inclusion into a masters-level course at HSPH and provide instructional support to the associated teaching faculty

- Provide intellectual and administrative support for a new joint HMS/HSPH Graduate Program in Bacteriology

- Work with the student leadership of the IDC to develop and support new and existing educational, social and career development initiatives

- Pursue additional opportunities to improve infectious disease education at Harvard through collaborations, new paracurricular programming and the adoption of novel course formats

The IDC Curriculum Fellow is a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program (, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers while contributing to the development and oversight of high quality, innovative graduate education at Harvard. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct educational research (DBER) projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.


- An earned doctorate in an infectious disease-related field e.g. bacteriology, parasitology, virology)

- Post-secondary teaching experience

- Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)

Job Skills and Competencies:

- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities

- Experience applying pedagogical best practices, including evidence-based teaching methods, to the classroom

- Ability to advise faculty on the application of evidence-based teaching practices to existing courses

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events

- Ability to work independently to identify and implement optimal solutions to diverse problems

- Effective mentorship skills

To apply:

To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 5 PM Eastern Time on March 1st, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start for the position is on or before April 15th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Contact Details
Name: Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
Division: Harvard Medical School
Department: Curriculum Fellows Program
City: Boston
State/Province: Massachusetts
Zipcode: 02115
Country: United States