Coordinator, Department of Educational Services

St. George's International School of Medicine - Keith B. Taylor global Scholars Programme

The Department of Educational Services (DES) at St. George’s University is seeking a candidate for a permanent faculty position at the level of Instructor connected to the DES Office at the SGU Keith B. Taylor Global Scholar’s Program (KBT), located at the University of Northumbria. St. George’s University (SGU) is a US-curriculum-based institution. The KBT Program involves Year 1 of the SGU School of Medicine. Students then proceed on to Year 2 of the Medical School at the True Blue Campus in Grenada.

The Coordinator will be responsible for the DES Office at the KBT. S/he will liaise with the Director of Student Support and Development at Grenada and also report to SGU’s Chair and Vice Provost of Educational Services. The successful candidate is expected to train for, and start, the position by the beginning of the January Term 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A relevant Master’s degree (ie. Higher Education, Psychology, Science) and 3 years of higher education experience.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in graduate health sciences and/or medical education and small group learning.

Desirable Skills

  • Be informed of and skilled in research and techniques relating to improving time management; approaches to learning; memorizing; building long-term memory; integration of content; test preparation; multiple-choice test-taking for university and national standardized exams, such as the USMLE; learning styles assessments and applications.
  • Be able to proactively and responsively identify and develop resources and initiatives.
  • Be experienced with hosting workshops and faculty development seminars
  • Possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong computer skills and able to quickly learn to use new technology
  • Be committed to ongoing personal professional development
  • Able to collaborate and to work independently
  • Be familiar with Supplemental Instruction (SI)

The position is a 10-month annually renewable appointment, paid over 12 months. The instructor becomes an integral member of the Department of Educational Services and is expected to contribute proactively to the departmental mission at SGU-KBT.

For application submission, please email a covering letter and detailed academic CV by December 7 2016 to Dr. Sara Rabie, Director of Student Support and Development, Department of Educational Services (srabie@sgu.edu).